Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (PVSEC, www.pvs-ec.com) is the most comprehensive multi-specialty practice in Western Pennsylvania. Our 35,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility includes on-site 1.5T MRI and 8-slice CT, a linear accelerator, 4 ultrasound machines, video endoscopy, digital radiography, C-arm fluoroscopy, ECG telemetry, dedicated suites for endoscopy, ultrasound, oncology, and cardiology, and much more! Our growing team includes emergency veterinarians (9) and specialists in internal medicine (4), medical oncology (4), radiation oncology, cardiology (2), neurology (2), surgery (7), critical care (3), ophthalmology (4), dermatology, radiology, anesthesia, and dentistry. Services such as a blood bank, staffed comprehensive in-house laboratory and pharmacy, critical care, rehabilitation, on-site social worker, and 24/7/365 emergency coverage support the specialty services, and support and managerial staff are excellent. Additionally, we have 5 rotating interns, residents in surgery and critical care, and participate with The Ohio State University in clinical trials.
Pittsburgh was ranked the most-livable city in the U.S.
It is a small city of ethnic neighborhoods, scenic hills, trees, rivers and farmland, yet offers world-class fine arts, museums, and educational institutions, three professional sports teams, a zoo, aquarium, and the National Aviary, excellent schools and health care, and a wide variety of outdoor and family activities. Despite Pittsburgh’s big city offerings, people are friendly, crime is low, rural settings are within commuting distance, and cost of living is well below average.
The Hospitalist will be responsible for managing inpatients (primarily those presenting through the emergency service) that do not require transfer to a specialty service in an effort to better manage caseload and provide superior care.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Provide outstanding medical care.
- Communicate with rDVMs when applicable to reach a mutual understanding of the goals and plans for individual patients and to coordinate follow-up care.
- Follow-up pending diagnostic tests and contact the client and rDVM with results and medical recommendations.
- Teach and manage processes.
- Teach and model gentle and humane restraint and/or sedation of all patients.
- Share utilization of senior technicians.
- Assist in on-the-job training and mentorship of clinical staff.
- Investigate and define concerns, and provide constructive, solution-oriented feedback to the technician, kennel assistant, and CSR teams to improve operations and maximize patient care.
- Provide constructive guidance and training to house officers and newer associate doctors.
- Provide service excellence:
- Listen to client concerns and build rapport and trust.
- Provide reasonable financial expectations.
- Provide client education on possible diagnoses.
- Provide ideal and, if necessary, alternate treatment plans without judgement.
- Provide daily clinical and financial updates.
- Address client concerns by attempting to define concerns and corresponding solutions in a professional and constructive manner, involving management when initial attempts are unsuccessful.
- Oversee house office (intern) on the hospitalist service.
- Attend hospital meetings and rounds
For more information about PVSEC and this position, please visit our website at http://www.pvs-ec.com/pvsec-careers. EOE