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.
- 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.
- 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
- Track, report, and find solutions for common errors/issues in your area as directed.
- Weekly reports submitted to Medical Director of activities as requested.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Attend all mandatory meetings.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.