Medical Director

Job Description

Job Description

Medical Director Position

Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral (DCVR) is a specialty hospital and 24-hour emergency center providing advanced veterinary medical care to the DC Metropolitan Area since 2003. Our mission is to provide each pet with individualized, quality care through collaboration, education, integrity, and compassion. It is our vision that each team member will make a positive impact on every patient and family in need of our care.

Why choose DCVR?

  • DCVR is a joint-venture with NVA, and provides eligible leaders a path to hospital ownership
  • We pride ourselves on the exceptional experience we create for patients, clients, referral partners and employees.
  • You’ll join a professional and compassionate team that values a positive and healthy work environment focused on providing the best medicine.
  • We offer a competitive salary with the opportunity for a commission, sign-on bonus, and relocation stipend.
  • We offer a total rewards and comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, health insurance, dental, vision, and 401K, plus reimbursement of license and professional association fees, and generous CE allowance.
  • Learn more about our team HERE!

The Medical Director has the responsibility of providing medical leadership for the hospital, managing associate veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. They are also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine is delivered. In partnership with the existing Hospital Leadership Team, the Medical Director is responsible for the financial performance of the hospital, preparing operating and capital budgets, as well as meeting budget expectations.

Leadership 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 Clinical Staff and Practice

  • Lead the recruiting and interviewing process for Doctors, and when appropriate general staff members.
  • Partner with Doctors to set goals and monitors doctors’ 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 receives applicable training, including the mentoring of new graduates.
  • Supports the Hospital Director with staff training programs and tracking CE and DVM licensure.

Financial Responsibilities

  • 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 hospital growth initiatives.
• Seeks out ways to innovate operational practices and service line expansions that improve the growth of the practice.

DCVR ideal candidate:
• Board-certified Criticalist, Surgeon or Internist
• Values integrity, exhibits superior communication, displays excellent client service + patient care
• Strong skill set to build and foster a strong clinical team
• A collaborative leader who will match and embrace DCVR’s culture

Location: Bowie, MD- within 30 minutes of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status (physical or mental), protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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