Company: Banfield Pet Hospital
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Locum Veterinarian Summary of Job Purpose and Function The
primary purpose and function of the Relief Veterinarian is to
provide preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and
injuries of Pets. Description - External Essential Responsibilities
and Tasks Ensure the Safety of Pets, clients and associates by
utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols
and maintaining clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam
rooms and labs.
Obtain relevant information and history from clients, and maintain
proper and complete medical records.
Educate clients about preventative care, Pet health needs, any
diagnosis or treatment, hospital services and other related
Provide professional, efficient and exceptional service including
prescribing and administering preventative care for the wellness
needs of Pets and diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries of
Effectively communication diagnosis and treatment plan to
veterinary medical team and client.
Ensure local, state and federal laws are followed, including proper
maintenance of the controlled substance inventory log.
Understand and follow state guidelines regarding duties of
veterinary assistants and licensed veterinary technicians.
Other job duties as assigned. Hiring Qualifications Capabilities
and Experience (can do) Ability to multi-task - Manages multiple
tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among
multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of
accuracy or appearance of frustration.
Communication skills - Reads, writes and speaks fluent English,
using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly spells
commonly used English words and job specific terms. Demonstrates
exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
Organizational ability - Demonstrates a systematic approach in
carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting
through confusion and turning chaos into order.
Surgical skills - Proven ability to perform all basic surgeries,
including use of all standard medical instruments and
Problem solving skills - Demonstrates a strong ability to identify,
analyze and solve problems. Unusually decisive in handling
difficult problems. Translates problems into practical
Client service skills - Consistently ensures the team provides the
client with attentive, courteous and informative service. Gains and
shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service.
Intellectual ability - Accurately and consistently follows
instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Can
Compassionate commitment to Pet care - Ensures hospital teams
confidently present Pet treatment recommendations and associated
fees as an advocate for the Pet, gaining the client's agreement to
proceed with the treatment most appropriate to the Pet's current
condition and long term health. Act as an advocate for the Pet.
Mathematical ability - Ability to add, subtract, multiply and
divide, and to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to convert
units of measurement.
Computer skills - Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and
specialized software. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook,
Management ability - Effectively enforces policies. Achieves high
productive output while maintaining high morale. Encourages efforts
toward common goals. Understands and utilizes a coaching/counseling
philosophy for performance management. Attitudes (will do)
Initiative - shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion
in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems;
presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or
procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when both big and
small tasks need to be done.
Integrity - Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Banfield,
Pet Hospital. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
Cooperativeness - Willing to work with others, collaborating and
compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information
Flexibility - Is open to changing situations and opportunities and
is willing to perform all tasks assigned.
Independence - Able and willing to perform tasks and duties without
Tolerance for Stress / Resiliency - Maintains a positive "can do"
outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and
maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with
stressful situations. Special Working Conditions Ability to be
confident around Pets (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc.)
Client needs and work volume may often require more than 40 hours
per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position
requires special hours including working weekends and evenings.
Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics
and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English
language) to perform the duties proficiently.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately high.
Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or
diagram form and to solve problems involving several variables.
Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties
while at hospital.
Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as
manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
Requires good hand-eye coordination, finger-hand-arm dexterity with
the ability to reach and grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard
and operate equipment.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Associate is routinely exposed to a variety of Pets that may bite
or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation,
biological hazards and medication/controlled substances.
Minimal travel required, possibly for vendor visits and associate
education. Experience, Education and/or Training Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required.
License in good standing with the applicable state veterinary
License with the Drug Enforcement Agency required.
Proven ability to perform all basic surgeries, including use of all
standard medical instruments and equipment. Banfield Pet Hospital
strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and
promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Banfield
Pet Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected
veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Banfield Pet Hospital complies with all applicable federal, state
and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every
Banfield location. WE ARE A DRUG-FREE, SMOKE-FREE, EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Banfield Pet Hospital® strongly supports and
values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work
environment where diversity is embraced. Banfield Pet Hospital is
an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran,
or status as a qualified individual with disability. Banfield Pet
Hospital complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws
governing nondiscrimination in employment in every Banfield
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