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Summary:

 

It is the Medical Oncologist DVM (MO –DVM) responsibility to be a positive role model for all staff while overseeing all aspects of the patient care for the Medical Oncology department during their shift.  They will help the Medical Director decide how all standards and results required of the department are reached. They will provide quality, compassionate care for all our clients and patients. The MO-DVM must have good communication skills and a strong professional relationship with all staff to perform the work as delegated and produce quality results. Strong knowledge of the department’s day-to-day functions, patient care, and client service skills are a must. This position requires a dependable, high-energy person who can handle multiple tasks at one time and in a high-stress environment.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Be a positive role model for all employees, upholding the GCVS Mission and Vision Statements and  GCVS Core Values.

 

  • Scheduling
  • Be on time and prepared to work your complete shift
  • Operations Development
    • Be able to perform in all aspects of your position
    • Review current protocols and procedures periodically for updates
    • Recommend new protocols and procedures as needed
    • Communicate with supervisors and employees daily
  • Training
    • Assist with the training program for all new employees
    • Act as a mentor for all new employees
  • Document Management
    • Keep all medical records up to date as needed
    • Close patient case files within 24 hours of discharge
  • Reporting/Quantifications
      • Track, report and find solutions for common errors/issues in your area
      • Weekly reports submitted to Medical Director of activities as requested

     

  • Collaboration
  • Attend all mandatory meetings 

    Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Capacity to demonstrate professional leadership skills while functioning at a high level in all other tasks.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client services. This includes evaluating client needs, meeting quality standards, providing an exceptional client experience, and evaluating client satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing patient care within each department. This includes performing medical procedures, meeting quality standards, evaluating patients, and providing a comfortable and compassionate environment for all patients.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures, including word processing, designing forms, maintaining files, dictation and transcription, communicating via email, and using computer programs to manage and maintain client and patient information.
  • Using social perceptiveness to be aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.  Ability to modify approach as appropriate.
  • Knowledge of clinic procedures in support of streamlining clients’ experiences with us.
  • This hospital operates similarly to a human hospital as things happen here that are confidential.  Do not discuss client or patient information/medical conditions, proprietary information, or confidential situations that arise with anyone outside the hospital.  Should you see or hear anything that concerns you, speak with the department Medical Director, the Hospital Director, or Human Resources about your concerns.
     


    Education and/or Experience:

    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Texas license in good standing and DEA license in good standing is required.

     


    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This position does not have any supervisory responsibility for any of the Emergency staff; however, the MO-DVM does oversee the patients’ medical treatments and welfare during their shift.

     


    Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     


    Controls over Work:

    The MO-DVM must use initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions while always keeping client service/patient care as their number one priority. Any deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations must be communicated to the Medical Director.

     


    Professional Appearance:

    All doctors and staff are required to maintain a professional appearance at all times. This includes covering non-standard hair color, visible tattoos, or visible piercing except for standard-size ear piercing. Hoop jewelry, ear lobe extenders, and tongue piercings are prohibited for safety. This also includes adhering to company dress codes and maintenance of standard hygiene.

     


    Computer Skills:

    Must be experienced with basic computer, printer, multi-line phone, fax, and calculator tasks and operations. Able to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Instant Messenger, and Internet/Intranet. Willing to learn and work with Smart-Flow, Cornerstone, and other hospital software applications.

     


    Language Skills:

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as medical documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and logs.  Ability to write routine correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to clients, doctors, and coworkers while delivering medically oriented information. Ability to handle misdirected negative emotion and behavior. Supportive and encouraging attitude towards clients, patients, and coworkers. Expresses thoughts and ideas effectively while recognizing the need to be “the support network to our clients and patients.”

     


    Mathematical Skills:

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all measure units, using whole numbers and decimals. Ability to compute proper change amounts, tally daily closings totals, and recognize potential errors in client charges. Ability to compute proper drug dosages, administration amounts, and total patient vitals when taken in 6, 10, or 15-second increments.

     


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to differentiate between major and minor issues related to service and accuracy and the care of clients and patients. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to recognize potentially dangerous situations (both seen and unseen) and diffuse or modify the situation.

     


    Teamwork:

    Ability to work cooperatively with coworkers to accomplish a common goal while maintaining your personal accountability for individual tasks; and maintaining constructive working relationships with others.

     


    Continuing Education:

    MO-DVM’s are encouraged to attend ongoing training and seminars and complete correspondence coursework to continually advance their knowledge of veterinary medicine, organizational skills, and client service. Additional training or educational work may be required in some circumstances. It may be necessary to come in when unscheduled or after hours for some of these sessions—financial assistance as defined in your contract.

     


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform this job’s essential functions successfully. This job’s specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust to focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     


    Work Environment:


    The work environment characteristics described here represent those employee encounters while performing this job’s essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Fluorescent overhead lights and surgical spotlights provide lighting. You may come into contact with hazardous materials such as blood, vomit, feces, urine, cleaning materials, zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases, and more. All areas of our hospital are open to client tours at any time, so all work is performed in full view of the clients. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

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Summary:

 

It is the responsibility of the Anesthesiologist DVM to be a positive role model for all staff, while overseeing all aspects of the patient care for your department throughout you your shift.  They will aid the Medical Director in deciding how all standards and results required of the department are reached. They will provide quality, compassionate care for all our clients and patients. The Anesthesiologist must have good communication skills and a strong professional relationship with all staff in order to perform the work as delegated and produce quality results. A strong knowledge of the day-to-day functions of the department, patient care and client service skills are a must. This position requires a dependable, high energy person who can handle multiple tasks at one time as well as a high stress environment.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Be a positive role model for all employees; upholding the GCVS Vision and Mission Statements as well as the GCVS Core Values.
  • Schedule
    • Be on time and prepared to work your complete shift.
  • Operations Development
    • Be able to perform in all aspects of your position.
    • Review current protocols and procedures periodically for updates.
    • Recommend new protocols and procedures as needed.
    • Communicate with supervisors and employees daily.
  • Training
    • Act as a mentor for all new employees
  • Document Management
    • Keep all medical records up to date as needed.
    • Close patient case files within 24 hours of discharge
  • Reporting/Quantifications
    • Track, report, and find solutions for common errors/issues in your area as directed.
    • Weekly reports submitted to Medical Director of activities as requested.
  • Collaboration
  • Attend all mandatory meetings.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Capacity to demonstrate professional leadership skills while functioning at a high level in all other tasks.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client services. This includes evaluating client needs, meeting quality standards, providing an exceptional client experience, and evaluation of client satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing patient care within each department. This includes performing medical procedures, meeting quality standards, evaluating patients, and providing a comfortable and compassionate environment for all patients.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures, including word processing, designing forms, maintaining files, dictation and transcription, communicating via email, and the use of computer programs to manage and maintain client and patient information.
  • Using social perceptiveness to be aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.  Ability to modify approach as appropriate.
  • Knowledge of clinic procedures in support of streamlining clients’ experiences with us.

 

This hospital operates similarly to a human hospital as things happen here that are confidential.  Do not discuss client or patient information/medical conditions, proprietary information, or confidential situations that arise with anyone outside of the hospital.  Should you see or hear anything that concerns you, speak with your Medical Director, the Hospital Director or Human Resources about your concerns.

 

Education and/or Experience:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Texas license in good standing and DEA license in good standing are required.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibility for any of the department’s staff, however the Anesthesiologist does oversee the medical treatments and welfare of the patients during their shift.

 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Controls over Work:

The Anesthesiologist must use initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions while always keeping client service/patient care as their number one priority. Any deviations, problems and unfamiliar situations must be communicated to the Medical Director.

 

Professional Appearance:

All doctors and staff are required to always maintain a professional appearance. This includes covering of non-standard hair color, visible tattoos, or visible piercing except for standard-size ear piercing. Hoop jewelry, ear lobe extenders and tongue piercings are prohibited for safety. This also includes adhering to company dress codes and maintenance of standard hygiene.

 

Computer Skills:

Must be experienced with basic computer, printer, multi-line phone, fax, and calculator tasks and operations. Able to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Instant Messenger, and Internet/Intranet. Willing to learn and work with Smart Flow and Cornerstone software applications.

 

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as medical documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and logs.  Ability to write routine correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to clients, doctors, and coworkers while delivering medically oriented information. Ability to handle misdirected negative emotion and behavior. Supportive and encouraging attitude towards clients, patients, and coworkers. Expresses thoughts and ideas effectively while recognizing the need to be “the support network to our clients and patients”.

 

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals. Ability to compute proper change amounts, tally daily closings totals, and recognize potential errors in client charges. Ability to compute proper drug dosages, administration amounts, and total patient vitals when taken on 6, 10 or 15 second increments.

 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to differentiate between major and minor issues as they relate to service and accuracy and the care of clients and patients. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to recognize potentially dangerous situations (both seen and unseen) and diffuse or modify the situation.

 

Teamwork:

Ability to work cooperatively with coworkers to accomplish a common goal while maintaining your personal accountability for individual tasks; and maintaining constructive working relationships with others.

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust to focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Lighting is provided by fluorescent overhead lights and surgical spotlights. You may come into contact with hazardous material such as blood, vomit, feces, urine, cleaning materials, zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases and more. All areas of our hospital are open to client tours at any time, so all work is performed if full view of the clients. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) is looking for a qualified Hospitalist to join our team of emergency doctors and specialists to assist in providing excellent in-house patient care. The hospitalist will work closely with the emergency doctor team, assisting in the intake and management of hospitalized patients and facilitating transfers to the appropriate specialty service as needed. The hospitalists will be responsible for managing hospitalized emergency patients, creating and recommending treatment plans, maintaining and updating medical records and communicating with clients. The hospitalist will communicate with specialists and facilitate transfers to specialty services as needed.

Hospitalist responsibilities:

Hospitalist will engage in full-time attendance during their scheduled shift to receiving transfers from the emergency veterinarians that require hospitalization. Patients may be transferred the same day to specialists or the following day. Patients may also be discharged by hospitalist on the following day.

Hospitalist will receive minor follow up appointments that come through as “same day emergencies” as well as low acuity same-day emergencies. These will be the “fast track” emergencies.

The Hospitalist may also receive minor follow up appointments that come through as “same day emergencies” as well as low acuity same-day emergencies.

Provide Excellent patient care

Create and recommend treatment plans

Update patient information in medical records with the latest findings and treatments

Order diagnostic tests for health care staff to administer

Review and interpret test results

Prescribe pharmaceuticals based on diagnostic results and physical exam findings

Respond to questions from patient owners regarding their care and well-being

Discuss patient lab results with owners

Work with both emergency doctors as well as specialists to provide optimal patient care

Provide timely discharge summaries (24 hours) to referring veterinarians and provide referring DVM updates

Attend daily rounds

Requirements:

DVM or VMD licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Texas

Active DEA license

Minimum of 5 years of practice experience

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

This position comes with a competitive salary, health insurance, continuing education allowance, licensure and dues allowance, pet services discounts, and 401k matching. Other available employment benefits include dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance.

 

 

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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) is currently seeking part-time small animal emergency veterinarians to join its growing emergency service! Overnight and daytime scheduling is available. The well-established emergency service is located in a brand new 56,000 sq ft facility. GCVS has 60 doctors across fourteen specialty practices including Surgery and Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Critical Care, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Animal Rehabilitation and Fitness, Sports Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Allergy, Avian and Exotics, Cardiology and the recently added Anesthesia specialty.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the country with a world renowned medical center, as well as museum, theater, and arts districts. We have a climate that allows outdoor activities year round.  We have professional sports teams, numerous recreational and cultural amenities and exceptional universities, colleges, and public education so you and your family can thrive here.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated with excellent multi-tasking skills and can contribute to our high standard of patient care, client service, and collaboration with specialists and local referring veterinarians. You will have the opportunity to grow professionally with the hospital and build and sustain strong relationships with referring colleagues, clients, and support staff.

The position comes with a competitive salary, health insurance, continuing education allowance, licensure and dues allowance, pet services discounts, and 401k matching. Other available employment benefits include dental, vision, short-term disability, long term disability, and life insurance.

Please direct all inquiries to our Human Resources department (HRDepartment@gcvs.com) with “GCVS Emergency Doctor Candidate – Part-time” in the subject line.

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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) is currently seeking a full-time or part-time small animal emergency veterinarian to join its growing emergency service! Overnight and daytime scheduling is available. The well-established emergency service is located in a brand new 56,000 sq ft facility. GCVS has 60 doctors across fourteen specialty practices including Surgery and Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Critical Care, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Animal Rehabilitation and Fitness, Sports Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Allergy, Avian and Exotics, Cardiology and the recently added Anesthesia specialty.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the country with a world renowned medical center, as well as museum, theater, and arts districts. We have a climate that allows outdoor activities year round.  We have professional sports teams, numerous recreational and cultural amenities and exceptional universities, colleges, and public education so you and your family can thrive here.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated with excellent multi-tasking skills and can contribute to our high standard of patient care, client service, and collaboration with specialists and local referring veterinarians. You will have the opportunity to grow professionally with the hospital and build and sustain strong relationships with referring colleagues, clients, and support staff.

The position comes with a competitive salary, health insurance, continuing education allowance, licensure and dues allowance, pet services discounts, and 401k matching. Other available employment benefits include dental, vision, short-term disability, long term disability, and life insurance.

Please direct all inquiries to our Human Resources department (HRDepartment@gcvs.com) with GCVS Emergency Doctor Candidate in the subject line or call (713) 693-1111 with any questions about this position.

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Technical Staff

Do you have a passion for teaching and training in veterinary medicine?  Would you like to help shape a team of talented technicians and amazing assistants?  Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is looking for a passionate individual with education experience to influence the direction of training in the emergency and intensive care departments.  You will work with the clinical staff manager and department supervisors to restructure education and training within these departments.

This position will focus on onboarding and expanding education opportunities within the emergency and intensive care departments.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable with all aspects of emergency and intensive care and have at least four years of technical experience.  LVT preferred but not required.

If you are excited by the prospect of training and educating an incredible team, submit your resume.  We are eager to tell you more about this amazing opportunity and fantastic facility.

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Radiation Oncology Technician

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is looking for a strong technician with a passion for providing excellent patient care with the help of cutting-edge technology and innovative techniques in our radiation oncology department.  Potential team members should value teamwork, have a willingness to learn, and bring a positive attitude to the team. Our Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialist technicians are highly valued and always learning! We strive to train our employees in the latest procedures and techniques and provide compassionate patient care. If you want to join one of the premier veterinary teams in the country, we would love to speak with you.

Job Type: Full-time

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Medical Oncology Assistant

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our medical oncology care team! This is an entry-level position; previous experience is not required. This team member will assist in essential tasks and support the technicians in providing compassionate patient care. The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic about learning, enjoy a team atmosphere, and have a passion for animals. If this sounds like you, please submit your resume, as we would love to have you join our team.

 

Job Type: Full-time

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ICU Technician

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is looking for a strong technician with a passion for providing excellent patient care with the help of cutting-edge technology and innovative techniques. We are currently hiring for overnight positions. Potential team members should value teamwork, be willing to learn, and bring a positive attitude to the team. Our Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialist technicians are highly valued and always learning! We strive to train our employees in the latest procedures and techniques and provide compassionate patient care. If you want to join one of the premier veterinary teams in the country, we would love to speak with you.

Job Type: Full-time

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ICU Assistant

 

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our ICU care team! This is an entry-level position; previous experience is not required. This team member will assist in essential tasks and support the technicians in providing compassionate patient care. The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic about learning, enjoy a team atmosphere, and have a passion for animals. If this sounds like you, please submit your resume, as we would love to have you join our team.

 

Job Type: Full-time

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Cardiology Technician

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is looking for a strong technician with a passion for providing excellent patient care with the help of cutting-edge technology and innovative techniques to join our cardiology team.  Potential team members should value teamwork, have a willingness to learn, and bring a positive attitude to the team. Our Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialist technicians are highly valued and always learning! We strive to train our employees in the latest procedures and techniques and provide compassionate patient care. If you want to join one of the premier veterinary teams in the country, we would love to speak with you.

Job Type: Full-time

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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our cardiology care team!  This is an entry-level position; previous experience is not required.  This team member will assist in essential tasks and support the technicians in providing compassionate patient care. The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic about learning, enjoy a team atmosphere, and have a passion for animals. If this sounds like you, please submit your resume, as we would love to have you join our team.

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Summary:

It is the responsibility of the Radiation Oncology Veterinary Technician (VT) to give responsible and compassionate care to all GCVS patients. They are responsible for monitoring and treating patients, and keeping detailed records during hospitalization. A VT must have good communication skills with the doctors, CSTs, CPCs, VAs, and other VTs in order to perform the work as delegated and produce quality results. Cleaning and stocking of all common areas is a daily activity that is required to maintain the standard level of care required at GCVS. This position requires a dependable, high energy person who can handle multiple tasks at one time as well as a high stress, fast-paced environment. Radiation Oncology Veterinary Technicians are LVTs or Assistants that will become LVTs within 1 year of employment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Patient Transport
    • Retrieving drop offs
    • Retrieving and performing tech appointments
    • Performing triages
    • Transferring patients to other areas of GCVS
    • Transferring patients to other departments of GCVS
  • Monitoring
    • Assess and record vitals
    • Monitor and record food and water intake and expulsion
    • Monitor and record urination and bowel movements
    • Monitor all alerts as indicated by the veterinarian
    • Round with other VTs, VAs, CPCs, CSTs, and doctors as needed
    • Notify the veterinarians if any alerts are out of normal range
  • Treatments
    • Administering medications
    • Induce, maintain and monitor anesthesia
    • Prepare patients for procedures; set up instrumentation and assist Oncologist during procedures
    • Provide supportive therapy to patients during procedures, recovery and post-procedures.
    • Administer and maintaining intravenous fluids
    • Oxygen supplementation
    • Bandage and wound care
  • Catheters           
    • Placing and maintaining catheters
      • Peripheral
      • Central
      • Urinary
  • Sample Collection
    • Venous blood collection
    • Urine collection
    • Fecal collection
    • Soft Tissue collection
  • Perform lab tests
  • Janitorial
    • Stocking and cleaning in all common areas
    • Laundry
    • Washing dishes
    • Walking patients at their designated times
    • Refilling oxygen tanks
  • Clerical
    • Typing on a computer keyboard
    • Documenting legibly in patient records
    • Performing general function of the phone system

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Assist in triage as needed (must be accompanied by a trained technician until this skill has been mastered)
  • Obtain a TPR, blood pressure via Doppler, SpO2 via pulse oximetry, EKG, and assist in CVP
  • Calculate unit conversions, dosage amounts and drip rates
  • Administer oral, topical, ocular, SQ, IM, and IV medications
  • Assist in preparing continuous rate infusions
  • Assist in nebulization and coupage
  • Maintain IV catheters during fluid therapy
  • Prepare IV fluids with proper administration equipment, labels and additives as directed
  • Assist in preparing and monitoring transfusions as directed
  • Assist in preparing the different components of transfusions
  • Feed patients through PEG tube, E-tube, NG tube
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining PPN and TPN infusions
  • Collect blood via peripheral and jugular vein
  • Collect urine via expression and cystocentesis
  • Process and interpret laboratory tests such as PCV/TS, BG, AZO Stick, electrolytes, chemistries, CBC, heartworm tests, snap tests, etc.
  • Assist in processing and interpretation of blood typing and crossmatches
  • Place and secure cephalic and short saphenous IV catheters
  • Assist in placing of central line catheters and long stay saphenous catheters
  • Assist in placing urinary catheters for bladder expression and long tern use
  • Provide oxygen supplementation via hood, nasal, or cage delivery
  • Assist in delivery of oxygen supplementation via manual ventilation
  • Intubate in a sternal position
  • Observe and assist in CPR efforts
  • Apply and monitor bandages as directed
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures, including word processing, designing forms, maintaining files, dictation and transcription, communicating via email, and the use of computer programs to manage and maintain client and patient information.
  • Knowledge of basic drug usages, generic and brand names, possible side effects/reactions for the more common drugs, and controlled substances protocol.
  • Knowledge of clinic procedures in support of streamlining patient care protocols and clients’ experiences with us.

Education and/or Experience:

High School diploma is required, Associate’s degree (A. A.) in animal technology or Bachelors is preferred along with current technical certification (RVT, CVT, LVT, CVA); or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education / experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

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Are you a veterinary assistant that is eager to learn more about supporting a veterinary surgical team? Do you enjoy being a self-starter and working with a diverse team? If you enjoy a fast pace work environment where your veterinary assistant skills will be utilized than this may be the career for you!

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is a referral only veterinary specialty practice that provides the highest quality and most comprehensive specialized care for companion animals through various specialized departments to customize care to our patients and their pet families.

We currently have openings on our surgery team for motivated veterinary assistants that are eager to learn and move beyond basic husbandry. The surgery veterinary assistant must be able to work in a large team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be eager to learn the “whys” behind skills and be adaptable to quickly changing situations. The main job duties for this position include patient restraint, setting up and cleaning operating rooms, knowledge of surgical instruments and equipment for various surgical procedures, maintaining surgical asepsis, sterility and disinfection in the operating rooms and instrument sterilization room, performing digital radiography and assisting the LVTs and doctors with our surgical patients.

The surgery assistants balance time management as part of a team of assistants to keep our 9 operating rooms ready for our patients and perform advanced orthopedic radiographs needed for our patients here for their initial visits or undergoing surgery. The assistant team balances their time between operating room set up, radiology and instrument sterilization.

We offer an excellent benefits package, and competitive compensation (dependent upon experience). Our benefit package includes Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K Profit Sharing Program, Paid Holidays, Rewards Program, Discounted Pet Services and Supplies, Uniforms, and more.

Requirements: This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent). Ability to work mid-day through evening, and rotating Saturdays. Applicant must be reliable, able to work in a team environment, adaptable to quickly changing situations, and a self-starter. Good patient restraint and a loving disposition with animals is a must. Previous kennel assistant or entry level veterinary assistant  experience is preferred.

Required education: High school or equivalent

Preferred experience: One year veterinary assistant or kennel assistant

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Are you a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) with advanced anesthesia experience looking for an opportunity to advance in specialty medicine? Do you enjoy being a self-starter and working with a diverse and dynamic team? If you enjoy a fast-paced work environment where your veterinary technician skills will be utilized and continue to grow, then this may be the career for you!


Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is a referral-only veterinary specialty practice that provides the highest quality and most comprehensive specialized care for companion animals through various specialized departments to customize care to our patients and their pet families.


We currently have an opening on our anesthesia team for the motivated and passionate veterinary technician that is looking to be a part of a growing Anesthesia department. The anesthesia technician must be able to work in a large team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be eager to learn the “whys” behind skills and be adaptable to quickly change situations. The main job duties for this position include scheduling and procedure coordination, collaboration with anesthesia and surgery department leaders, training and development of anesthesia skills for technical staff, anesthesia induction, maintenance and recovery,  IV and arterial catheterization, pharmacology and calculations, pain management through various modalities, medical record keeping.


Our anesthesia technicians work alongside our board-certified team of anesthesiologists and other specialists in all departments requesting advanced and critical anesthesia procedures. The anesthesia department will utilize multiparameter patient monitoring equipment for a variety of specialized procedures. anesthetic ventilators and point of care laboratory tests. The Anesthesia technicians will train across all surgical procedures offered including soft tissue, oncologic, orthopedic, arthroscopic, laparoscopic/thoracoscopic, and total joint replacement. If you are interested in pursuing a veterinary technician specialty in anesthesia, we can help you achieve that goal!


We offer an excellent benefits package, and competitive compensation (dependent upon experience). Our benefits package includes Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K Profit Sharing Program, Paid Holidays, Continuing Education, Discounted Pet Services and Supplies, Uniforms, and more.


Shift availability: Four 10/hour shifts per week. This position has periodic on-call duties for afterhours emergency procedures requiring arrival within 1 hour. Schedules must be flexible to a growing and dynamic department.


Requirements: Applicant must be reliable, able to work in a team environment, adaptable to quickly changing situations, and a self-starter. Good patient restraint and a loving disposition with animals are a must.


Education/licensing:


This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and associate/bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. Applicants must be Texas Licensed Veterinary Technician or Out of state license transfers must obtain a Texas license within 6 months.

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Gulf Coast Veterinary Neurology + Neurosurgery is uniquely equipped to treat a wide range of neurologic disorders and performing neurosurgeries. With advanced Imaging (MRI & CT), we can help our clients find the best solutions for making their pets comfortable again.

Our small team accepts applications from LVTs or recent technician program graduates for full-time Operating Room Technician positions. Our Operating Room Technicians work very closely together as a team. They are responsible for maintaining medical, anesthesia, surgery records/logs, anesthesia induction and maintenance, surgical preparation of patients, circulating in the operating room, scrubbing in to assist during surgical procedures, immediate pre, and post-operative treatments, and recovery of surgery patients.

Our technicians manage their cases with a variety of pre and post-op medication protocols. They continuously monitor their patients during surgery or MRIs with the assistance of pulse oximetry, ECG, capnography, Doppler blood pressure, and perform sterile assisting duties.

If you are energetic, enthusiastic, and really enjoy anesthesia and surgery – please apply today; we would love to have you join the Neuro team.

Requirements:
Applicants must be graduates of an AVMA approved Veterinary Technology Program and must obtain their LVT status within one year of employment. Out of state license, transfers must be completed with 6 months.  Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

We offer an excellent benefits package:
Continuing Education, dues to professional associations, 401K plan, uniform allowance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, health insurance, dental/vision insurance, life insurance, as well as long and short-term disability.

Salary is competitive and directly related to experience. New graduates welcome. Must be able to work Monday through Friday with weekends and periodic on-call duties.  If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to HRDepartment@gcvs.com. 

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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) is currently seeking veterinary technicians. Overnight and daytime scheduling are available.

GCVS has over 50 veterinarians and veterinary specialists across fourteen specialty practices, including Surgery and Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Critical Care, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Rehabilitation and Fitness, Sports Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Allergy, Avian and Exotics, Cardiology, and Anesthesia & Pain Management.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated with excellent multi-tasking skills and can contribute to our high standard of patient care and client service. The candidate must have a passion for veterinary medicine, a strong initiative to learn, and strive to perform at the highest level possible.

Please direct all inquiries to our Human Resources department (HRDepartment@gcvs.com).

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If you are outgoing, love animals, enjoy working with people, and are seeking a fast-paced work environment that capitalize on your multi-tasking technical skills, then this position with Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists may be the right job for you!

We are seeking full-time employees to work as the doctor’s right-hand while relaying information to our clients and staff.  The Ophthalmology technicians are responsible for organizing the daily activities of the doctor during appointments and while in surgery. They are also client advocates, ensuring the client needs and concerns are addressed on all levels.

Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting with appointments, client communications, computer/data entry, and routine technical skills: venipuncture, IV catheter placement, anesthetic monitoring, restraint.  Employees will be trained by experienced staff and technicians to perform preliminary ophthalmic tests (tear film assessment, application of corneal stains, tonometry), advanced ophthalmic diagnostics (electroretinography, ocular/orbital ultrasonography), and ophthalmology-specific surgical assistance.

Requirements: LVT required.  New graduates welcome. Individuals with ophthalmology experience preferred.

Benefits include health insurance, 401k matching, uniform allowance, and deep discounts on pet services and medication. Other available employment benefits include competitive group rates on dental, vision, short-term disability, long term disability, and life insurance.

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Are you a licensed veterinary technician with the desire to work in one of the best veterinary hospital environments in Houston? Then this may be the job for you!  Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is seeking an experienced LVT to join our Diagnostic Imaging department. 

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is a referral-only veterinary specialty practice that provides the highest quality, most comprehensive specialized care for companion animals using technologically advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment along with a group of dedicated veterinary specialists and staff.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for the right LVT whose background includes sedation and anesthesia administration to pets before diagnostic imaging. This is a full-time position, working with a dynamic team of professionals using state-of-the-art equipment in a hospital environment.  The ideal candidate must work in a team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and be adaptable to changing situations quickly. The main job duties include patient restraint, data entry, assisting technicians, and general janitorial duties.

We offer an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary (dependent upon experience); this position is non-exempt. Our benefits package includes Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K Profit Sharing Program, Paid Holidays, Rewards Program, Discounted Pet Services and Supplies, Uniforms more.

Requirements: This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent). And a current Texas license as a Veterinary Technician. The ability to work some nights, weekends, and holidays is a must. Applicant must be reliable, work in a team environment, adapt to quickly changing situations, and a self-starter. Good patient restraint and a loving disposition with animals are a must. Previous technician experience is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

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Are you a licensed veterinary technician(LVT) or recent veterinary technician program graduate that is eager to learn more about advanced surgical procedures and anesthesia? Do you enjoy being a self-starter and working with a diverse team? If you enjoy a fast pace work environment where your veterinary assistant technician skills will be utilized and continue to grow, then this may be the career for you!

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is a referral only veterinary specialty practice that provides the highest quality and most comprehensive specialized care for companion animals through various specialized departments to customize care to our patients and their pet families.

We currently have openings on our surgery team for motivated and passionate veterinary technicians that are eager to learn and move beyond general wellness care. The operating room technician(ORT) must be able to work in a large team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be eager to learn the “whys” behind skills and be adaptable to quickly changing situations. The main job duties for this position include anesthesia induction, maintenance and recovery, surgical preparation of patients, circulating in the ORs, sterile assisting during surgical procedures, IV and arterial catheterization, pharmacology and calculations, pain management through various modalities, medical record keeping and pre and post-operative patient treatments.

Our ORTs work alongside our board-certified team of anesthesiologists and surgeons to provide advanced surgical and anesthetic care to our patients. The ORTs will utilize multiparameter patient monitoring equipment, endoscopic equipment for arthroscopy/laparoscopy/thoracoscopy, portable and fixed digital radiography units, anesthetic ventilators and point of care laboratory tests. The ORT will train across all surgical procedures offered including soft tissue, oncologic, orthopedic, arthroscopic, laparoscopic/thoracoscopic and total joint replacement. If you are interested in pursuing a veterinary technician specialty in surgery or anesthesia, we can help you achieve that goal!

We offer an excellent benefits package, and competitive compensation (dependent upon experience). Our benefit package includes Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K Profit Sharing Program, Paid Holidays, Continuing Education, Discounted Pet Services and Supplies, Uniforms, and more.

Shift availability: Monday-Friday 8-hour shift afternoon to late evening, or Wednesday- Saturday 10 hour shift 8am-7pm. This position has periodic on call duties for afterhours emergency surgery requiring arrival within 1 hour.

Requirements: Applicant must be reliable, able to work in a team environment, adaptable to quickly changing situations, and a self-starter. Good patient restraint and a loving disposition with animals is a must. Previous kennel assistant or entry level veterinary assistant  experience is preferred.

Education/licensing:

This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and associate/bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. Applicants must be a Texas Licensed Veterinary Technician or obtain Texas LVT status within 1 year of employment. Out of state license transfers must obtain a Texas license within 6 months. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

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Client Service

Veterinary Client Support Supervisor

Do you have a passion for client service in veterinary medicine? Would you like to help shape a team of talented client service representatives and brilliant doctors? Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is looking for a passionate individual with leadership experience to influence the direction of the Surgery and Neurology Client Patient Coordinator team. You will work with the client experience manager to restructure the department as we build a team of client-patient coordinators who collaborate to meet the care needs of our patients and pet parents.

This position will manage approximately 15 individuals and oversee their respective departments’ client service aspects. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with all aspects of surgery and neurology and have at least four years of technical and client service experience. LVT is preferred but not required.

If you are excited by the prospect of creating a productive and efficient team, submit your resume. We are eager to tell you more about this amazing opportunity and fantastic facility.

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 General Purpose: 

To be the liaison between the clients, the referring DVM, and the GCVS staff members

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains relationships with rDVMs
  • Assists rDVMs with any aspect of the referral process
  • Communicates with rDVMs via email and phone
  • Represent GCVS at rDVM targeted marketing events
  • Visit referring hospitals with Referral Relationship Managers
  • Maintain rDVM database
  • Oversee and maintain specialty schedules
  • Review and call new referrals to schedule
  • Monitor schedules for accuracy
  • Open/close schedules for doctor’s time off
  • Manage waitlists for departments
  • Confirm upcoming appointments
  • Coordinate specialty work-in appointments and multiple department appointments
  • Call for medical records for upcoming appointments
  • Document all communication with clients and rDVMs in patient record
  • Assist Client Service Specialists as needed regarding scheduling of new patient appointments

Summary: 

The Referral Coordinator will act as a liaison between the referring veterinarian and GCVS. The referral coordinator must be friendly, professional and courteous, and capable of handling many tasks at once with many interruptions. They must remain calm even when clients are upset or if it is very busy. This is a fast pace position that requires the ability to handle multiple requests with grace and etiquette, good computer skills, knowledge of office equipment, ability to make changes, organization and to be personable, quick thinking, and able to function efficiently in a high stress environment.  It is the referral coordinators responsibility to make sure that our referring veterinarians and clients get the assistance that they need when visiting GCVS. Our referral coordinator must have at least a high school diploma and ideally 2 years’ experience working as a receptionist in a multi-doctor medical practice.

 

 

Other Skills and Abilities:          

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing assistance for the referring veterinarian community, and client services. This includes evaluating client and referring veterinarian needs, meeting quality standards, providing an exceptional referral experience, and evaluation of client/referring veterinarian satisfaction.

This hospital operates similarly to a human hospital as things happen here that are confidential.  Do not discuss client or patient information/medical conditions, proprietary information, or confidential situations that arise with anyone outside of the hospital.  Should you see or hear anything that concerns you, speak with the Hospital Administrator about your concerns.   

 

Education and/or Experience:                                                                  

High School diploma is required, Associate’s degree (A. A.) or Bachelors is preferred; or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities:                                                    

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Controls over Work:

The referral coordinator must use initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions while always assisting our referring veterinarians as their number one priority. Any deviations, problems and unfamiliar situations must be communicated to the supervisor. Maintain time in an accurate and trustworthy manner in all areas of responsibility including a 90% attendance and punctuality rating.

Professional Appearance:

All doctors and staff are required to maintain a professional appearance at all times. This includes covering of non-standard hair color, visible tattoos, or visible piercing except for standard-size ear piercing. Hoop jewelry, ear lobe extenders and tongue piercings are prohibited for safety. This also includes adhering to company dress codes and maintenance of standard hygiene. 

 

Computer Skills:         

Must be experienced with basic computer, printer, multi-line phone, fax, and calculator tasks and operations. Able to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Instant Messenger, and Internet/Intranet. Willing to learn and work with Animal Intelligence software applications. 

 

Language Skills:                                                              

Ability to read and interpret documents such as medical documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and logs.  Ability to write routine correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to clients, doctors, and coworkers while delivering medically oriented information. Ability to handle misdirected negative emotion and behavior. Supportive and encouraging attitude towards clients, patients, and coworkers. Expresses thoughts and ideas effectively while recognizing the need to be “the support network to our clients and patients”.

 

Reasoning Ability:                                                         

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to differentiate between major and minor issues as they relate to service and accuracy and the care of clients and patients. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to recognize potentially dangerous situations (both seen and unseen) and diffuse or modify the situation.

 

Teamwork:                                                       

Ability to work cooperatively with coworkers to accomplish a common goal while maintaining your personal accountability for individual tasks; and maintaining constructive working relationships with others. Ability to use service orientation to look for ways to assist other staff members while prioritizing your time and duties to maintain practice efficiency and level of service provided to clients/patients. 

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust to focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is seeking a full-time energetic, proactive, and organized Client Patient Service Coordinators (CPC) for the surgery department with excellent communication skills to join its growing team!

The ideal candidate is someone who has a strong desire to provide the highest quality of care to our clients and patients. If you are outgoing, love animals, enjoy working with people, and strive to work in a fast paced work environment that capitalize on your multi-tasking skills, then this position with Gulf Coast Veterinary Surgery might be the right job for you!

We are seeking full-time employees to work as the doctor’s right-hand, relaying information to our clients and staff while organizing the daily activities of the doctor. The CPCs are also client advocates, ensuring the client needs and concerns are addressed on all levels.

Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting with appointments, client communications, computer/data entry, and routine technical skills: venipuncture, IV and urinary catheter placement, brief anesthetic monitoring, incision care, drain and bandage management, etc.

Requirements: LVT with experience or individuals with higher education (BS or BA) and veterinary experience. Salary is competitive and directly related to experience.

Benefits include health insurance, 401k matching, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, uniform allowance, and deep discounts on pet services and medication. Other available employment benefits include competitive group rates on dental, vision, short-term disability, long term disability, and life insurance.

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Other

Are you interested in joining the GCVS team but unsure which position is right for you?

Please send your resume, credentials, and interests to hrdepartment@gcvs.com for consideration.