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Doctors

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 hospitalistswill 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

Would you like to work for a renowned hospital, managing a knowledgeable and passionate team? Then we have just the career for you! 

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is currently looking for a dynamic and experienced supervisor for our growing Avian and Exotics department. GCVS has over 50 veterinarians and veterinary specialists across fourteen specialty practices. Our Avian and Exotics department sees a mix of referral, emergency, and general practice appointments for our exotics patients. While a background with avian and exotics is not required for the right candidate, a technical veterinary background and experience in anesthesia is a must. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with multiple years experience in leading a team and providing an excellent client and patient care experience. See below for the full job description, and thank you for considering our company. 

Summary: It is the responsibility of the Avian and Exotics supervisor to be a positive role model for all staff, while overseeing all aspects of the avian and exotics department. They will aid the Clinical Staff Manager in deciding how all standards and results required of the departments are reached. The supervisor will manage employee schedules; perform employee coaching and development, and delegate duties and responsibilities to the departments’ staff. They will also assist in providing quality, compassionate care for all our clients and patients. The Avian and Exotics supervisor 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. An intimate 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.

Job Duties: The listing of job duties contained in this job description is not all inclusive. Duties may be added or subtracted at any time due to the needs of the organization.

Job Relationships:

A. Responsible to the Clinical Staff Manager.

B. Works closely with the Leadership Team for Avian and Exotics and other department supervisors.

C. All GCVS employees.

Essential Functions:

A. Core competencies: Interdisciplinary leadership, team building, performance improvement, communication, systems thinking, negotiation, multitasking, and financial acumen.

B. Operationally and administratively accountable for technical and client service staff of Avian and Exotics.

C. Identifies and articulates the vision and strategic direction for the discipline of Avian and Exotics and collaborates on the implementation of operational strategies/initiatives to achieve them.

D. Promotes and utilizes a patient centered approach within their department.

E. Works with the Clinical Staff Manager to implement and maintain the development of strategies to promote the recruitment, retention and recognition of excellence in assigned departments, including oversight and recommendations regarding compensation and benefit programs for staff.

F. Leads in the planning, implementation and evaluation of new protocols and processes, assuring appropriate resources for the delivery of care.

G. Staffing: Maintains staffing and scheduling to complete goals of the Avian and Exotics support team.

H. Creates win-win solutions among diverse needs and expectations.

I. Possesses excellent medical staff and clinical relationship development skills.

J. Participates as an active member of the departmental Leadership Team.

K. Maintains knowledge of current trends and legal requirements in areas of responsibilities by reading journals, newsletters, and attending educational meetings.

L. Works with the Clinical Staff Manager to develop annual departmental and capital budgets, monitors and analyzes ongoing performance and productivity and implements necessary corrective plans.

M. Maintains department records and files.

N. Serves on internal and external work groups, committees, and agencies as appropriate.

O. Maintains knowledge of principle and processes for providing exceptional client services. This includes evaluating client needs, meeting quality standards, providing an exceptional client experience, and evaluation of client satisfaction.

P. Performs other responsibilities as requested by the Clinical Staff Manager

Job Requirements:

A. Job allows employee to vary physical position or activity for comfort.

B. Must be able to:

a. Stand 60% or longer of an 8-hour workday.

b. Walk up to 50% of an 8-hour workday.

c. Sit 40% of an 8-hour workday.

d. Requires ability to lift up to 10 pounds continuously.

e. Requires employee to bend, squat, kneel and reach above shoulder level frequently. Climb and twist occasionally.

f. Requires repetitive use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulation

g. Requires all sensory skills (speech, vision, smell, touch, and hearing) corrected to near normal range.

h. Environment: 1. Greater than 90% of time spent indoors. 2. Temperature and humidity norms indoor. 3. Exposure to cleaning agents.

i. Exposure to high stress levels.

j. Exposure to electrical current.

Qualifications:

A. Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of Texas.

B. Current clinical leadership experience in the discipline of direct reports.

C. Training and Experience: Five years progressive experience in veterinary leadership. Also prefer previous experience with Risk Management and Safety.

D. Adapts positively to the ever-changing healthcare environment by supporting technology and process changes.

E. Ability to empathize with others and demonstrate a values-based work style is required.

F. Must possess excellent listening and interpersonal skills and problem-solving methods.

G. Must be able to work varying hours as required.

H. Must have basic computer skills including working knowledge office software.

I. Demonstrates the core values and mission statement of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in their day to day activity.

Job Type: Full-time

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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.

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

Gulf Coast Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery is looking for a full-time technician to assist our busy board-certified veterinary dentist.

Our Veterinary Dental Technicians are fundamental assets for the delivery of our multi-faceted service. They are responsible for many duties which include, but are not limited to:  dental cleanings and dental radiographs on patients, surgical assistance, anesthesia induction, maintenance and monitoring of anesthesia, surgical preparation of patients, circulating in the operating room to assist the doctor, immediate pre and post-operative treatments, maintenance of medical, anesthesia and surgery records/logs, recovery of patients from anesthesia, assisting with appointments and data entry/invoicing. 

If you are energetic, enthusiastic, well-organized and are a person who agrees that client service and patient care are top priority — come join our team!

Requirements: Applicants must be graduates of an AVMA approved Veterinary Technology Program and must have their LVT status or obtain it within one year of employment. Experience and VTS a plus, but VTS not required.

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

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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 skills, then this position with Gulf Coast Veterinary Ophthalmology might be the right job for you!

We are seeking a full-time employee to work as the doctor’s right-hand, relaying information to our clients and staff while organizing the daily activities of the doctor. Ophthalmology technicians 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, specialized 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.

The ophthalmology technician is responsible for maintenance of medical, anesthesia, and surgery records/logs, anesthesia induction and maintenance, surgical preparation of patients, circulating in the operating room, assist during surgical procedures, immediate pre and post operative treatments and recovery of surgery patients.   

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

Requirements: LVT with experience or 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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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is looking for a team member to join our ICU and intermediate care ward! This position for a veterinary technician or LVT starts with patient care and then teaches you advanced skills and techniques you can only learn at a specialty clinic!

 

The ICU and IMC department manages hospitalized patients for all the departments in the hospital. This position requires some cross training across several of the departments including lab, radiology and emergency. The position is for a veterinary assistant or LVT to fill a position in our fast-paced, cutting edge practice. The candidate must be able to work in a team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and be adaptable to quickly changing situations. The main job duties include patient care, medical dosing, phlebotomy, fluid therapy, and patient monitoring.

 

Shifts Available: Full-Time Overnight 6p-7a3 days a week with rotating weekends.  We do not offer part-time positions in our department.

 

We offer an excellent benefits package, and competitive salary (dependent upon experience), this position is non-exempt. 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.

 

Required education: High school or equivalent

Preferred education: CVA, AAS, or LVT. Equivalent years in the field also acceptable.

Preferred experience: One as a technician

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Summary: 

Neurology Technicians are fully required to assist the practitioners, to help improve the quality of care given to the patients of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists and to aid the surgeons in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail. Neurology 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.

  • Provide restraint of pets for examination and treatment by veterinarians. Prepare medications (both injections and dispensed medications) for both outpatients and inpatients.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork associated with surgical procedures.
  • Calculate drug dosages.
  • Log out and administer controlled substances.
  • Pulling all packs and equipment needed for surgical procedures and setting up the O.R.
  • Induce, maintain and monitor anesthesia; prepare patients for surgery; circulate in the operating rooms; scrubbing in to drape off patient, set up instrumentation and assist surgeon during surgical procedures if needed; administer I.V. fluids; provide supportive therapy to patients in surgery, recovery and post-operatively.
  • Take dictation from the surgeon at the end of the surgical procedure in order to record the surgery report and post-operative treatments.
  • Cleaning up the O.R after a procedure has been completed so it is ready for the next case to come in. Includes: taking dirty instruments and soiled laundry to Pack and Scrub, cleaning suction bottle, putting away any unopened instruments and supplies, emptying trash cans and replacing trash bags.
  • Help the doctors perform neurological examinations and know what items are needed to do so.
  • Perform clinical laboratory procedures such as PCV, TP, Blood glucose, and Azostix. Collecting blood and urine samples for laboratory analysis and submitting samples to Reference Labs. Prepare samples for shipment to offsite laboratories and prepare all laboratory request forms.
  • Accurately recording all surgical procedures, diagnostics and treatments in patient’s chart and circling all associated service codes for invoicing.
  • Maintain anesthesia machines and monitors.
  • Be able to learn how to run the Advance Modality Diagnostics (MRI/CT) once fully trained in their position.
  • Access digital radiographs utilizing e-film software.
  • Operate digital radiography units.
  • Assist kennel personnel in keeping patients always clean and dry. 
  • Assist ICU technicians and Client/Patient Service Coordinators when necessary.
  • Prepare patients for discharge, being especially careful to ensure that patients being discharged are well-groomed and in a medically appropriate state.
  • Perform daily and weekly cleaning duties.

 

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 Supervisor or the Human Resources Manager about your concerns.

Education and/or Experience: 

High School diploma is required, Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology is preferred along with current technical certification (LVT in Texas). Graduates of an AVMA Veterinary Technology program that have not earned licensing in Texas must become a Texas LVT within one year of employment. Credentials from another state must be transferred to Texas licensing within 6 months of employment. Will except non-LVTs with extensive patient care experience for our Per Diem position.

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 Operating Room Technician 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 administrator. Maintain time in an accurate and trustworthy manner in all areas of responsibility including a 90% attendance and punctuality rating.

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 Cornerstone software applications and Smartflow sheets.

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 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. 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.

Continuing Education: 

Neurology Technicians that work full time are encouraged to attend on-going training and seminars and successfully complete correspondence course work to continually advance their knowledge of veterinary medicine and client service. Additional training or educational work may be required in some circumstances and it may be necessary to come in when unscheduled or after hours for some of these sessions. Financial assistance may be available.

 

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 often requires lifting and carrying animals which may weigh upwards of 100 lbs. Will be assisted by other staff members when working with large animals. Walks or stands for extended periods of time; frequently works in bent position.

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work often exposes the Licensed Veterinary Technician to unpleasant odors and noises. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Lighting is provided by fluorescent overhead lights and surgical spot lights. You may be exposed to bites and scratches. You may come into contact with or be exposed to hazardous material such as blood, vomit, feces, urine, cleaning materials, zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases, contagious 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.

Job Type: Per Diem

 

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Are you looking for a new and energized work environment that appreciates the vast knowledge and experience you have to offer? Do you have a passion for specialized veterinary care and enjoy working in faced paced, hospital environment? If so, then Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists may be the place for you!

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists located in Houston, TX 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 in cardiology, critical care, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, nutrition, and oncology. The oncology department is currently looking for a veterinary technician to fill a permanent, full-time position in our fast-paced, cutting edge practice. Candidates must be able to work some weekends and holidays. We are looking for a technician for our Medical Oncology department. A skill for client service is needed with strong technical emphasis on venipuncture and all aspects of running and monitoring anesthesia. Previous experience in chemotherapy administration desired but we are willing to train the right person. This candidate must have a passion for veterinary medicine, a strong initiative to learn, and strive to perform at their highest level possible. We are looking for someone who is willing to go the extra mile for both patients and clients and show them compassion and respect at all stages.

We offer a competitive salary along with an excellent benefits including 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: Higher education and/or LVT are preferred, but additional experience can substitute. We are looking for someone who is dependable, self-motivated and can work well independently as well as in a team environment. Applicant must be able to multi task, prioritize, and handle high stress situations.

Job Type: Full-time

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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists has the most technologically advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment along with a group of dedicated veterinary specialists and staff in 15 areas of specialty medicine.

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is currently hiring for a skilled veterinary technician/assistant for our Avian & Exotics department. Candidates must be flexible and willing to work weekdays, weekends and holidays if required. We are looking for a veterinary technician with previous experience with both avian and exotics.  The candidate must have a passion for veterinary medicine, a strong initiative to learn, and strive to perform at their highest level possible. We offer an excellent benefits package; compensation is dependent upon experience.

Our benefit package includes Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, 401K Profit Sharing Program, Paid Holidays, Rewards Program, Discounted Pet Services and Supplies, Uniforms, and more.

Applicant must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently, handle high stress situations and multi task effectively. Applicant must have strong client service skills. Previous technical experience is required. This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and preferably at least 2 years working in a veterinary clinic. Resumes can be email to kelly.vangelder@gcvs.com.

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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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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists 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 in cardiology, critical care, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, nutrition, and oncology. We are seeking a candidate to fill a full time, permanent position as a Dermatology Technician (DT) for our progressive and technologically advanced Veterinary Specialty Practice. Candidates must be available to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 7am-6pm with some weekends. It is the responsibility of the DT to maintain the communication lines between the doctor and client, provide daily financial and medical updates on all in-hospital patients, and handle client phone calls and questions. A DCT must also manage the doctor’s appointments, schedule the doctor’s procedures, and oversee patient treatments. They are responsible for monitoring and treating patients, keeping detailed records for in or out patients when needed and preparing procedures when needed.

We offer an excellent benefit 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.

This position requires a very organized and dependable individual, who can manage multiple tasks at the same time with a great deal of positive energy in a fast paced environment with moderate stress. Superior communication skills and excellent client service skills are paramount. The DCT must be willing to go the extra mile for the clients and patients, and have a “Can Do” attitude. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and 2 years’ experience in a veterinary clinic environment. Previous experience in administering medications, phlebotomy, anesthesia monitoring and recovery, collection and reading of cytologies are a must. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please click on ‘apply for this job’ below or submit your resume/application to Kelly Van Gelder via e-mail to: kelly.vangelder@gcvs.com.

 

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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 are able to help our clients find the best solutions for making their pets comfortable again.

 

Our small team is accepting applications from LVTs or recent technician program graduates for full time Operating Room Technician positions. Our Operating Room Technicians work very closing together as a team and are responsible for maintenance of medical, anesthesia, and 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 benefit 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 part-time veterinary technicians. Overnight and daytime scheduling is 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 their 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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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists has the most technologically advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment along with a group of dedicated veterinary specialists and staff in 15 areas of specialty medicine. Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is currently hiring for a skilled veterinary technician for our Emergency and Critical Care department.

Candidates must be flexible and willing to work weekends, holidays, and overnights. We are looking for a veterinary technician with previous experience in critical care and emergency. The candidate must have a passion for veterinary medicine, a strong initiative to learn, and strive to perform at their highest level possible.

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

Applicant must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently, handle high stress situations and multi task effectively. Previous technical experience is required. This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and either graduated or attending a AVMA accredited program.

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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists has the most technologically advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment along with a group of dedicated veterinary specialists and staff in 15 areas of specialty medicine.

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is currently hiring for a skilled veterinary assistant for our Emergency and Critical Care department. Candidates must be flexible and willing to work weekends, holidays, and overnights. We are looking for a veterinary technician with previous experience in critical care and emergency.  The candidate must have a passion for veterinary medicine, a strong initiative to learn, and strive to perform at their highest level possible. We offer an excellent benefits package; compensation is dependent upon experience.

Our benefit package includes Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, 401K Profit Sharing Program, Paid Holidays, Rewards Program, Discounted Pet Services and Supplies, Uniforms, and more.

Applicant must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently, handle high stress situations and multi task effectively. Previous technical experience is required. This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and preferably at least 2 years working in a veterinary clinic.

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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 experience 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 working with sedation and anesthesia administration to pets prior to diagnostic imaging . This is a fulltime position, working with a dynamic team of professionals using state of the art equipment in a hospital environment.  The ideal candidate must be able to work in a team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and be adaptable to quickly changing situations. The main job duties include patient restraint, data entry, assisting technicians, and general janitorial duties.

We offer an excellent benefits package, and competitive salary (dependent upon experience), this position is non-exempt. 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). and a current Texas license as a Veterinary Technician.   Ability to work some nights, weekends and holidays is a must. 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 technician experience is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

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Are you looking for a new and energized work environment that appreciates your eagerness to learn and dedication you have to offer? Do you have an interest in veterinary medicine and enjoy collaborating with a diverse group of colleagues? Then this may be the job for you!

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 advan

We currently have an exciting opportunity in our diagnostic imaging department for a patient care assistant to fill a position in our fast-paced, cutting edge practice. The patient care assistant must be able to work in a team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and be adaptable to quickly changing situations. The main job duties include patient restraint, data entry and medical record keeping, assisting technicians with imaging procedures, patient care and sedation monitoring and general janitorial duties.

The Diagnostic Imaging department manages the imaging needs of the hospital specific to the modalities of x-ray radiography, ultrasonography, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology. This position requires some cross training across several of the modalities listed though the primary job description is specific to assisting sonographers in ultrasonography.

We offer an excellent benefits package, and competitive salary (dependent upon experience), this position is non-exempt. 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 some nights, weekends and holidays is a must. 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 technician experience is preferred.

Required education: High school or equivalent

Required experience: Two years veterinary

 

 

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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

Gulf Coast Veterinary Surgery is uniquely equipped to treat a wide range of orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic, thoracic and soft-tissue problems.  Our orthopedic surgeons are respected leaders in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgical techniques.  Our soft-tissue surgeons have developed specialized procedures and protocols for respiratory, hepatic and oncological conditions, in addition to offering expert reconstructive, thoracic and abdominal surgical techniques.  Our goal is to utilize the exceptional skills and expertise of our doctors and the most advanced technology and surgical options to ensure pets receive extraordinary care. 

We are accepting applications for full-time skilled assistant for the Client Patient Service Coordinator (CPC) team in the surgery department.  Candidates must be available to work Monday-Friday. This position requires a very organized, energetic, proactive, and dependable person capable of managing multiple tasks at the same time.  Our CPCs work as the doctor’s right hand, relaying information to our clients and staff while organizing the daily activities of the doctor.  They are also client advocates, ensuring the needs and concerns are addressed on all levels. 

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 in a team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and be adaptable to quickly changing situations, then this position with Gulf Coast Veterinary Surgery might be the right job for you!

Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Communicate and coordinate with CPCs so they can appropriately manage their day
    • assisting with appointments
  • Husbandry
  • Janitorial:
    • laundry
    • maintain cleanliness of treatment areas, exam rooms, kennel space and traffic areas.
    • stocking designated areas
  • Assist CPCs and clinical Doctors with outpatients or patients being discharged. This may include patient restraint, assisting with bandage changes, checking the hygiene of a patient before it leaves and retrieving or delivering patients on a gurney or assisting clients with a patient,
  • Inventory
  • Clerical
    • Computer
    • Medical records
    • Radiographs
    • Performing general function of the phone system
  • Patient transport
    • Receive admits
    • Transfer patients to other areas of hospital

Requirements: This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent).  Previous veterinary experience is required. 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 friendly disposition with pets is a must. Salary is competitive and directly related to experience.

Required education:  High school or equivalent and two years of veterinary experience. 

Benefits include health insurance, 401k matching, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, uniform allowance, and 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 looking for a new and energized work environment that appreciates the top notch service you deliver to clients and experience you have to offer? Do you have a passion for veterinary medicine and customer service? Then we want to talk to you!

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 offer services in cardiology, critical care, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, surgery, interventional radiology, radiation and medical oncology, surgery, and exotics. We are currently seeking full time client service position to support our Internal Medicine team of veterinarians.

It is the responsibility of the Client Patient Coordinator (CPC) to maintain the communication lines between the doctor and client, provide daily financial and medical updates on all in-hospital patients, and handle client phone calls and questions.

We offer an excellent benefits package, and competitive salary (dependent upon experience), this position is non-exempt. 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 very organized and dependable individual, who can manage multiple tasks at the same time with a great deal of positive energy. Superior communication skills and excellent client service skills are paramount, while managing associated tasks in an extremely fast paced environment. The CPC role is to help clients create true bonds with our doctors and staff, and ensure that our clients know we truly care for them and their pet. This person must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and 2 years experience in a veterinary clinic environment, or extensive client service experience in another field.

Job Type: Full-time

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Are you looking for a new and energized work environment that appreciates the top notch service you deliver to clients and experience you have to offer? Do you have a passion for veterinary medicine and customer service? Then we want to talk to you!

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 offer services in cardiology, critical care, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, surgery, interventional radiology, radiation and medical oncology, surgery, and exotics. We are currently seeking full time client service position to support our Critical Care team of veterinarians.

It is the responsibility of the Client Patient Coordinator (CPC) to maintain the communication lines between the doctor and client, provide daily financial and medical updates on all in-hospital patients, and handle client phone calls and questions.

We offer an excellent benefits package, and competitive salary (dependent upon experience), this position is non-exempt. 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 very organized and dependable individual, who can manage multiple tasks at the same time with a great deal of positive energy. Superior communication skills and excellent client service skills are paramount, while managing associated tasks in an extremely fast paced environment. The CPC role is to help clients create true bonds with our doctors and staff, and ensure that our clients know we truly care for them and their pet. This person must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and 2 years experience in a veterinary clinic environment, or extensive client service experience in another field.

Job Type: Full-time

 

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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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Are you an experienced receptionist looking for a new and energized work environment that appreciates the top notch service and experience you deliver to clients? Then we want to talk to you!

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists 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 in animal rehab & fitness, avian & exotics, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, nutrition, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and soft tissue surgery. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced receptionist to fill a permanent, full time position with our front office team. Our receptionists provide the client with their first impression of our practice, where their family and their pets will be assisted by a friendly, smiling, compassionate staff member. We realize the importance of this first impression and are looking for someone who can show our clients the compassion, attention, and the highest level of client service. We offer an excellent benefits package, salary is dependent upon experience. Our benefit package includes paid time off, health insurance, 401K profit sharing program, paid holidays, rewards program, discounted pet services and supplies, and more.

Applicants must be able to handle multiple phone lines with grace and etiquette, possess good computer skills and knowledge of office equipment, and be organized, personable, quick thinking, and able to function efficiently in a high stress environment. Superior communication skills and excellent client service are paramount. All aspects of this position are performed in full view of the clients so a smiling face is a must. This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and preferably 2 years experience working as a receptionist in a fast paced, multi-doctor medical practice (other client service experience can substitute).

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Other

Summary:  The staffing scheduler individual is responsible for the shift assignment of all medical staff personnel. Work Nature: receive time off requests from clinical staff, entering data into the computer, receiving phone calls, developing coverage schedules. Work hours may vary depending on the need, though are normally M-F 8-4:30.  Major Areas of Accountability:  generate and post work schedules a minimum of 30 days in advance for staff and 90 days in advance for doctors/interns.  Maintain clinical education calendar of events.  Providing assistance in tracking enrollment, completing various reports and forms, drafting mails and letters as well as resource materials.  Creating and maintaining database for well-organized assortment and retrieval of staff, locum, and per diem schedules.  Maintaining organizational system and filing for schedules.  Participating in team meetings, handling correspondence, sharing meeting responsibilities, responding to routine requests, and assisting with the collaboration of professional learning and professional development.  Work in partnership with administration and department leaders to coordinate schedules with an emphasis on creating high quality matches and extraordinary relationships.

Job Duties:  The listing of job duties contained in this job description is not all inclusive. Duties may be added or subtracted at any time due to the needs of the organization.

Job Relationships:

  • Responsible to the Hospital and Medical Directors
  • Works closely with the Leadership Team and department supervisors
  • All GCVS employees

Essential Functions:  

  • Core competencies: Organization, team building, performance improvement, communication, systems thinking, negotiation, multitasking, and financial acumen.
  • Prepare accurate and complete schedules for nursing department
  • Coordinate all payroll time cards and issues by acting as the payroll liaison between the Payroll Department and the facility
  • Managing recruitment needs by determining open positions, screening and interviewing applicants
  • Creates win-win solutions among diverse needs and expectations.
  • Possesses excellent medical staff and clinical relationship development skills.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and legal requirements in areas of responsibilities by reading journals, newsletters, and attending educational meetings.
  • Maintains department records and files.
  • Serves on internal and external work groups, committees, and agencies as appropriate.
  • Performs other responsibilities as requested by the Hospital Director and other leadership staff
  • Participates in facility management meetings as required
  • Maintain clinical education calendar
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned by supervisor
  • General Office duties in Nursing Office

Job Requirements:

  • Job allows employee to vary physical position or activity for comfort.
  • Must be able to:
    • Stand 10% or longer of an 8-hour workday
    • Walk up to 50% of an 8-hour workday
    • Sit 75% of an 8-hour workday
    • Requires ability to lift up to 10 pounds continuously
    • Requires employee to: bend, squat, kneel and reach above shoulder level frequently. Climb and twist occasionally
    • Requires repetitive use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulation
    • Requires all sensory skills (speech, vision, smell, touch, and hearing) corrected to near normal range
    • Environment: 1. Greater than 90% of time spent indoors 2. Temperature and humidity norms indoor 3. Exposure to cleaning agents
    • Exposure to high stress levels
    • Exposure to electrical current

Qualifications:

  • Education: High school graduate
  • Experience: Current clinical experience in scheduling and staffing functions. Veterinary or Healthcare clinical experience a plus
  • Training: Microsoft excel or office training
  • Highly organized and able to meet specific time deadlines for projects and tasks
  • Adapts positively to the ever-changing healthcare environment by supporting technology and process changes
  • Ability to empathize with others and demonstrate a values-based work style is required
  • Must possess excellent listening and interpersonal skills and problem solving methods
  • Must be able to work varying hours as required
  • Must have intermediate computer skills including working knowledge of office software and cloud services

 

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

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