Seattle's Own Cara Veterinary Group is Hiring- Associate and Leadership Roles
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
We have multiple salary structures (pro-sal, salary, revenue sharing) and work with you to choose what is best for the way you live and practice. Sign-on bonus available. Incredible benefits
DVM or equivalent
7 openings available.
Consider a veterinary medical director leadership role in a brand-new, state of the art location on Mercer Island or an Associate Role in downtown Seattle or beautiful Tacoma.
At Cara we focus on wellness care and offer same day urgent care services. We believe pets are an integral part of our lives. We are driven by a belief and excitement in helping humanity. With our team, you can grow your medicine and your leadership ability.
We follow a few basic principles in everything that we do, we call them our pillars. Together they are our north star. Check them out at Animal Hospital of Parkland, Island Animal Hospital, Roosevelt Animal Hospital and more. And if you are looking for an opportunity to practice excellent quality medicine, with dedicated long-term employees who focus on our pet patients and their people, consider us!.
We are looking to expand our ability to serve our dedicated clients and their pets. We have an incredible client base that is looking for the next doctor to help care for their pets and families. Check us out at caraveterinary.com or email email@example.com.
The following is a partial list of essential job responsibilities. This list may be revised at any time and additional duties not listed here may be requested and/or added.
Put Pets First – creating recommendations with the patient’s well-being as the first priority.
Continually improve the quality of patient care through studying veterinary journals and textbooks and by attending continuing education seminars.
Perform examinations, diagnostic tests, medical, surgical, and dental procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort. This will include care for both well pets and sick pets.
Perform medically appropriate euthanasia with compassion and concern for the patient’s comfort and the client’s emotional status.
Recommend referral to a specialist when this is likely to significantly improve the prognosis. ?
Will promote and participate in the Pillars and our Standards of Conduct and help ensure that the above is known and practiced by all team members.
Develop rapport with clients through compassionate communication.
Determine client’s needs and wishes.
Question the client to ascertain the patient’s past medical and surgical history as well as a description of the current presenting signs.
Explain physical examination findings.
Recommend the appropriate preventive health care, including vaccines and appropriate ?nutritional products and protocols in accordance with hospital quality of care.
Recommend and explain plans for diagnostic procedures and for medical and surgical therapies; methods for home care procedures and follow up plans. In both written and verbal form.
Provide the client with the patients prognosis based on the pets clinical problems.
Generate, or direct generation of fee estimates/treatment plan for recommended procedures and presents them to the client.
Keep clients informed regarding the status of their pet and results of diagnostic tests.
Provide telephone consultation, including follow-up calls for progress reports, etc. in accordance with your hospitals stated timelines.
Maintenance of client/patient medical/surgical records:
Completely “SOAP” the patient’s medical records in accordance with your hospitals standards/timelines:
S = Subjective analysis of problem (history)
O = Objective analysis of problem (symptoms)
A = Assessment of problem (diagnosis)
P = Plan of dealing with problem (treatment)
Make certain all necessary logs are kept up to date through established protocols and guidelines:
Any other hospital logs
Accurately charge clients for all services performed.
Participate in the planning, execution, and analysis of various methods of improving ?delivery of services to clients.
Support and participate in marketing and promotional events and programs.
Ready to report to work when the need arises.
Contribute to maintenance of a comfortable, clean, and safe environment of which the clients, the team and the management can be proud. ?
TEAM MANAGEMENT- PROFESSIONAL TEAM:
Ensure an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect.
Keep patient records complete and up to date to assist colleagues in follow-up and ?future management of the patient.
Provide consultation when requested and assisting with diagnostic, treatment, and surgical procedures.
Ensure that credit is accurately given for procedures performed by each veterinarian.
Maintain communication with clients when their pet’s primary veterinarian is not ?
Assist DVM colleagues where necessary and foster an educational environment.
Empathy and medical/surgical advice for colleagues when questions of clinical judgment arise.?
TEAM MANAGEMENT- TECHNICIANS/ ASSISTANTS:
Maintain an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect.
Clearly prescribe detailed directions regarding drug doses, routes, times, and rates for administration, diagnostic medical, surgical, and dental procedures, and instructions for patient monitoring.
Assist technicians where necessary and foster an educational environment.
Provide instruction in client education, diagnostic and treatment procedures, and ?anesthesia, care of instruments, surgical assisting, and dentistry. ?
TEAM MANAGEMENT- RECEPTIONISTS:
Maintain an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect.
Expedite the generation of fee estimates/treatment plans for recommended procedures and the invoicing of client charges for outpatients and for patients to be discharged.
Clearly record information, in a timely manner, regarding medications and supplies being dispensed.
Assist receptionists in providing answers to client’s questions using the appropriate tone and grammar for patient care and records.
Provide education regarding basic pet health to assist them in advising clients when ?scheduling appointments for examinations and various procedures. ?
Honesty in dealing with clients and colleagues.
Maintain an attitude and appearance that reflect favorably on the profession, hospital and company.
Empathy for colleagues when questions of clinical judgment arise.
Share information and concerns with other members of the profession, hospital and company by attending veterinary meetings regularly.
Represent the hospital to the professional community and the general public as requested.
Model an “owner” mentality in hospital by demonstrating willingness to assist all team members for the success of the hospital.