Suncoast Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center is currently seeking a Medical Director to help lead and grow our well-established team. At Suncoast, our mission is to provide phenomenal medicine with warmth and compassion towards our clients and respect towards our referring base. The Medical Director, as part of the hospital leadership team, will be responsible for overseeing the medical operations of the hospital, serve as a mentor to staff, and lead the advancement of high-quality patient care and client service. The Medical Director will also work in collaboration with the hospital leadership teams to maintain and build our relationships with the referring community.
The ideal candidate will have leadership/management experience, preferably in a multi-specialty setting. Other areas of leadership experience (academia, industry, not-for profit) will be considered. The successful candidate will also possess strong emotional intelligence; those who are self-aware, have positive attitudes, authenticity, and empathy toward others.
Medical Director Primary Responsibilities
** primary areas of focus: medicine, doctors, and hospital **
Skills and Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
At least 5 years of clinical, scientific, or industry experience, ideally in a high-volume environment
Ability to become licensed to practice in the state of Florida
Professional and excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, diplomatic attitude
Promote and Uphold Exceptional Medical Quality Practices
Ensure current practices, SOPs, BPGs are available and support standards of care.
Evaluate future growth of services to improve standards of care.
Foster an environment of psychological safety.
Evaluate patient-care risks and concerns; follow-up on breaches in best practices.
Review medical records and provide client/DVM follow-up as needed.
Cultivate learning and training across all areas of the hospital.
Ensure clinician-driven principles are upheld and hold clinicians accountable to the standards that are created/expected.
Ensure house officer training and development is provided for existing programs.
Clinician Retention and Engagement
Host quarterly clinician check-ins along with hospital leadership.
Provide orientation and select mentors for new clinicians.
Discuss areas of clinical development with clinicians.
Discuss future goals and growth with clinicians.
Assess services and identify solutions for improvement (staffing, equipment, etc.)
Prepare team for candidate site visits.
Host a favorable site visit.
Partner with recruiting and other members of hospital leadership team.
Follow-up with candidate.
Develop business acumen.
Routinely evaluate clinician productivity and efficiency.
Evaluate facilities and equipment needs along with hospital leadership.
Identify areas for OpEx expenditures.
Seek areas of partnership and integration with UVC and our systems.
Personal growth and development
Attend routine 1:1s with VP of Specialty Operations.
Consider future goals and professional/leadership development.
Identify and develop successors for medical leadership.
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