As Medical Director at West Loop Veterinary Care you will be the veterinarian who is empowered as a leader of the hospital. A medical director is a skilled veterinarian that is interested in leading a hospital team with compassion, humility, and curiosity. They recognize the impact a leader versed in distributive leadership principles can make with the partnership of a competent and collaborative team.
There are three main responsibilities for this position:
SUPPORTING A HEALTHY WORKPLACE CULTURE
Ensure core values, mission and vision statements have been created or updated in an inclusive manner.
Encourage behaviors that are aligned with the agreed upon core values.
Provide timely coaching to team members who are exhibiting behaviors that are not aligned with the core values.
Encourage a team-based approach to medicine.
Support the creation of clear expectations around the roles/responsibilities of team members and the standards of patient care.
Foster an environment of flexibility and collaboration amongst team members.
Procure and develop a team that values personal and professional growth, acceptance, flexibility, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Model and maintain a willingness to explore new ideas, products, and processes to achieve Suveto’s strategic priorities.
Prioritize personal development including growth in medical practice, communication, conflict resolution, and personal discovery.
PRACTICING DISTRIBUTIVE LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORTIVE MENTORSHIP
Practice distributive leadership with an open mindset and communication style.
Utilize data-driven, core communication skills with an emphasis on actively listening to team members and accepting feedback.
Mentor associate veterinarians to improve their clinical skills as well as communication and conflict resolution with clients and team members.
Utilize a system for evaluating the associate veterinarians that assesses core competencies, team integration, and client satisfaction.
Participate in the success of the hospital by collaborating with the local hospital’s and Suveto’s leadership team in the following areas:
Help direct leadership meetings that are efficient, inclusive, and goal oriented.
Understand the key performance indicators and financial goals established by Suveto Operations. Recognize the role a united doctor team plays in the financial health of the practice.
Assist the hospital team in solving organizational challenges that may affect performance, retention, or client satisfaction.
Collaborate to stage team meetings that promote professional education and personal growth to maximize team potential.
ELEVATING AND SUPPORTING PATIENT CARE
Advocate for the patients and the clients that they serve using the principles of veterinary medical ethics and the Veterinarian’s Oath.
Consistently provide high quality medical and surgical care for pets.
Invest in ongoing quality improvement of standard of care through continuing education for doctors and equipment upgrades for the hospital.
Lead the development and maintenance of internal protocols and standards. Embrace group collaboration to produce materials that will be generally accepted and followed.
Encourage a team-based approach to healing pets by utilizing the whole team to offer comprehensive care.
Support a patient / client centered model for communication and medical applications which emphasizes the need for client education and shared decision-making.
West Loop Veterinary Care was founded to provide the finest veterinary care by combining the latest technology with compassion. Our vision is to provide an optimal working environment where our employees are empowered to reach their full potential while we seek to become the best provider of state-of-the-art general veterinary care for patients and clients in the Chicago-area.