Medical Director opening at our AAHA accredited hospital in the Northeast suburb of Chicago
Lake Street Animal Hospital
March 9, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
Lake Street Animal Hospital is seeking a Medical Director
Our clinic is one that prides itself on overall patient wellness as well as client education. We not only provide the best care for your pet, it is our goal to make sure we help you to be the best owners through knowledge and awareness. We have established ourselves in the community as caring, passionate, and knowledgeable family- we continue to strive to fulfill our purpose in providing the best care any pet can receive.
Newly expanded modern facility with 5 exam rooms (1 is feline exclusive)
In-house laboratory capabilities (Idexx Catalyst, Procyte and Sedivue)
We work with IDEXX referral laboratory
In-house Abdominal and Cardiac Ultrasound
We offer Orthopedic Surgery and Advanced Dentistry
Cardell BP Pulse Ox ECG monitors
Dental suite with new state of the art dental equipment including high speed hand pieces and digital dental x-ray
In-house digital radiograph
Companion Therapeutic Laser
Newest version AVImark computer system with electronic medical records
Serving primary cats and dogs
About the Area:
Only minutes away from world-class shopping, fine dining, art, sporting venues and other entertainment. Roselle provides the quality of life and sense of community usually found only in a small town, but with the convenience of a larger metropolitan area. Roselle is roughly 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, IL.
The Managing Doctor is responsible for providing medical leadership for the hospital, managing associate veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. The Managing Doctor is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client service are delivered.
In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing Doctor is responsible for the financial performance and general operations of the hospital under the guidance of Divisional Leadership. In addition, the Hospital Manager and Managing Doctor are responsible for cultivating a supportive and collaborative team environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Advancing Medical Care
Oversees surgical and medical cases for all doctors, ensuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education.
Answers client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures.
Provides oversight and direction of medical standards, quality of care and inventory.
Establishes medical protocols.
Oversees transfer of medical cases from doctor to doctor.
Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.
Leading Staff and Practice
Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for Doctors, and when appropriate general staff members.
Monitors Doctor performance and production.
Develops and monitors hospital-specific client compliance protocols and procedures.
Participates in technician appraisal and medical counseling sessions.
Ensures all medical staff receive applicable training, including the mentoring of new graduates.
Supports the Hospital Manager with staff training programs and tracking CE and DVM licensure.
Drives revenue and hospital contribution growth, which includes managing all hospital expenses.
Assists in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget and capital budget.
Monitors key financial reports.
Growing the Practice
Drives patient visits and encourages community involvement.
Embraces change and supports innovative programs within the hospital.
Monitors client service, marketing, and NVA growth initiatives.
Seeks out ways to innovate operational practices that improve the growth of the practice.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Delegates tasks and achieves results with hospital team members.
Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
Leads employees by coaching, correcting, developing, and motivating them to achieve success.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.