Medical Oncologist DVMSummary:
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 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
- Assist with the training program for all new employees
- Act as a mentor for all new employees
- 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
- Weekly reports submitted to Medical Director of activities as requested
Other Skills and Abilities:
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 an 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 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 in full view of the clients. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.