VCA Animal Hospital is looking for our next Regional Medical Director to join the Mid Atlantic group. The Regional Medical Director (RMD) is responsible for overseeing the medical quality of care within the assigned regions in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO). The Group Vice President (GVP) will determine the number of hospitals that an RMD will oversee.
The RMD is an integral part of a management team that includes the Group Vice President (GVP), Regional Operations Directors (ROD), and a Regional Technician Director (RTD). This management team has full responsibility for all operations, medical standards, personnel hiring, and management within the region. You will report directly to the GVP and work closely with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to establish best medical practices for your region. The VCA Medical Advisory Board (MAB) members will serve as additional consultants for you, as needed.
Ensure that current medical thinking as well as best practices inpatient care are followed by the medical teams in the region. Oversee that client are receiving high quality medical care for their pets at all hospitals within the region.
Spend time in each hospital in the designated region(s) to observe medical activities and coach the medical teams both individually and in groups
Use available reports, medical records, and on-site observation to review and improve the quality of diagnostic and treatment skills practiced by each individual doctor and take definitive action when these skills are sub-standard to improve the level of care delivered
Evaluate medical equipment and take needed steps to maximize usage as appropriate
Manage veterinary board and client complaints that are medically based on notification through resolution
Mentor medical directors and associates on improved methods of time management and efficiency, including the proper and efficient use of technicians, as well as technology
Motivate Medical Directors to maintain an “owner mentality” and stimulate the associate veterinarians to consistently practice VCA standards of medicine
Host or present local medical seminars (some of which can include invitations to non-VCA veterinarians in the region).
Connect with and support Medical Directors and associate veterinarians in managing their job satisfaction and healthy well-being
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent from an accredited university
Multi-Unit experience preferred
License to practice veterinary medicine in each state of assigned hospitals is preferred
Should have a minimum of 5 years practice experience
Ability to develop a strong working relationship with Medical Director and associate veterinarians for each hospital
Ability to follow through on implementation and promotion of medical programs instituted by the VCACMO and MAB
Ability to deliver, with the ROD, the evaluation of the Medical Director’s performance and set the medical goals for the coming year
Special Working Conditions:
Flexibility in schedule and hours of availability
Environment where pets are present
50% travel throughout the regions you support with overnight/out of area required
Must be able to form a strong, unified leadership team with the other members of the field team to support VCAs mission and vision in a cohesive way
The right candidate must be based within driving distance of VCA Animal Hospitals in the states which they will support, in this case, New York or New Jersey.
If interested in this opportunity, please click here.
DISCLAIMER The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.
VCA is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant or associate will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.