Pet+ER is looking for a Chief of Staff for our Columbia, MD location. If you are an experienced Emergency Veterinarian or Criticalist who is looking to expand upon your clinical and leadership experience, this is the job for you! As a VECCS Level 2 site, we provide 24-hour emergency and critical care services and the highest level of support possible to our patients and their owners.
The Chief of Staff supports the Hospital Manager and Medical Director in their roles through management of day-to-day, location-based items. This will include attending leadership meetings for management of their location and lending to the strategic planning processes across the Pet+ER. The position is intended to help connect the Hospital Manager and Medical Director to the needs of the doctor team and hospital at their location and filter essential information to support the team to the hospital manager or from the hospital manager to the doctor team.
The Chief of Staff manages the execution of medical protocols and monitors for the consistency of medical standards and practices at their location to ensure that Pet+ER’s values and goals are met. The position will support any training and on-boarding occurring at that location, as well as approval and application of the final doctor schedule. The Chief of Staff is the primary support for the Hospital Manager and Medical Director. She/He has the decision-making responsibility for day-to-day aspects of the doctor team, while reporting and partnering with the Hospital Manager and Medical Director to set and achieve long term goals for Hospital growth. Pet+ER is a joint-venture with NVA Compassion-First and provides eligible leaders a path to hospital ownership and equity.
Board-certified Criticalist or Experienced (2+ years) ER doctor
Values integrity, exhibits superior communication, displays excellent client service + patient care
Strong skill set to build and foster a strong clinical team
A collaborative leader who will match and embrace Pet+ER’s culture
Leadership Duties and Responsibilities
Leads the DVM/ VMD team at their location (including relief)
Sets/ finalizes monthly ER doctor schedule
Partners with Hospital Manager and Medical Director to ensure the execution of established medical and hospital protocols
Partners with Hospital Manager, Medical Director and site medical support leaders to modify or establish ER protocols, hospital flows, and supporting training
Oversees doctor performance, conducts regular 1:1s, annual reviews, and other performance-related activities, such as oversight of doctor disciplinary actions and termination of doctor team at specified location. Including, but not limited to, determining what actions result in warning or terminations, implementing disciplinary procedures when necessary (verbal, written warning, action plan, probation, etc.) with the support of the Hospital Manager and Medical Director as needed
Oversees relationship with location Specialists outside of Pet+ER with the support of the Hospital Manager and Medical Director
Attends Columbia leadership team meetings
Maintains communication with referring veterinarian community via direct conversations on complicated referral cases as well as addressing concerns
Clinical work - 2 shifts/ week plus one weekend/ month
Additional in-hospital administration time/ week- approximately 10-16 hr
Why choose Pet+ER?
Our practice is dedicated to our mission, vision, and core values of Collaboration, Inclusivity, Innovation, Community and Deliberation are the priorities of our hospital. As Maryland’s only VECCS Level 2 facility, we provide an unparalleled level of medicine to our patients and community. We have a plentiful and interesting caseload, keeping all our staff engaged and providing many opportunities for employees to challenge themselves.
Pet+ER Core Values:
Service Excellence- We strive to provide the best client experience possible. We aim to exceed expectations by delivering care with understanding, empathy and professionalism.
Integrity- Our actions are consistent with our values and beliefs Internal Medicine
Teamwork-We value behavior that puts team performance ahead of individual performance and work together in order to achieve our goals.
Innovation- We are open-minded in our approach and believe that improvement will be achieved by continually evaluating and implementing new and different ideas.
Goal Orientation- We engage with intention, set expectations, and perform in such a way that goals are achieved. We believe that continual self-evaluation will enable us to achieve our goals in the future.
We have a comprehensive suite of equipment and services all under one roof to handle the most severe animal injuries and illnesses, including:
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
We offer an outstanding benefits and compensation package and encourage professional growth and development. All staff veterinarians receive uniform allowances, short and long-term disability, employee-owned pet discounts, opportunities for professional development and continuing education, membership and licensing dues, PLIT, and PTO. All full-time staff members are also eligible for excellent healthcare benefits including vision and dental, 401K with company match, HSA with $750 company contribution per year, and more.
About Columbia, MD
Part of the Baltimore metropolitan area, Columbia provides a wide variety of music, food, entertainment, cultural, and outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as a lower cost of living than nearby Baltimore or D.C. Money Magazine named Columbia 6th in its Best Places to Live in 2022. There truly is something for everyone in Columbia!
NVA Overview:NVA is a growing community of general practice clinics, emergency hospitals, equine practices, specialty hospitals, and pet resorts across five countries. Our doctors and pet care teams share best practices, medical knowledge, innovation, and insights. This collaborative approach allows each individual practice and pet resort to do what they do best: service their local community with compassionate, best-in-class care and medicine, to enhance the lives of the animals they love while backed by the support, stability, and leadership of NVA.
Compassion-First and NVA recognize that we share deep-rooted values and priorities. For years, our dedication to Specialty and Emergency medicine has been a common background.
Our groups have long shared the belief that the best patient care comes from championing hospitals in their local communities and supporting the practices and culture that have made them successful. We believe in empowering veterinarians and their teams with deeper resources so they can do more of what’s already working.
Combining our strengths gives us the opportunity to make a lasting and positive impact on the profession, our people, and the care of animals.
As one of the only dedicated Specialty and Emergency groups in the industry, NVA Compassion-First is the trusted partner of hospital teams who are looking for more—more resources to advance their medicine, a greater sense of belonging, and increased opportunities to care for their patients, clients and people.