Veterinarian

GOLDEN STATE HUMANE SOCIETY - Long Beach, CA (30+ days ago)4.6


We are looking for a dedicated veterinarian to join our team!

Founded in 1972, Golden State Humane Society is a non-profit organization offering low-cost spay, neuter, vaccine and basic veterinary care services to Southern California. We service all clients, but focus on our lower-income and under-served communities.

Job Title: Veterinarian

Department: Clinic/Surgery

Reports To: Director of Operations

Classification: Non-exempt (hourly)

Status: Part-time (24-29 hours/week)

Safety: Safety Sensitive Position

Date: June 18, 2017

JOB SUMMARY:
The primary purpose and function of the Veterinarian is to be responsible for medical care provided to patients in our public, high volume spay/neuter clinic in accordance with established policies and procedures. At all times the Veterinarian will ensure the highest quality of veterinary care, exceptional clinic service, and associate engagement to allow maximum productivity for Golden State Humane Society (GSHS) clinics. The Veterinarian works in a team environment and will operate in an efficient and productive, responsible manner to ensure the daily needs of GSHS are being met.

JOB SUMMARY:
The primary purpose and function of the Veterinarian is to be responsible for medical care provided to patients in our public, high volume spay/neuter clinic in accordance with established policies and procedures. At all times the Veterinarian will ensure the highest quality of veterinary care, exceptional clinic service, and associate engagement to allow maximum productivity for Golden State Humane Society (GSHS) clinics. The Veterinarian works in a team environment and will operate in an efficient and productive, responsible manner to ensure the daily needs of GSHS are being met.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB/DUTIES:

  • Promote humane care, compassion, and treatment to all animals at all times.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards and provisions of veterinary practice in a safe, competent, professional, and humane manner.
  • Must be able and willing to perform up to 30 sterilization surgeries for dogs and cats daily; or be willing to work/learn to achieve these specific goals.
  • Execute procedures in a competent, safe, and efficient manner.
  • Participate in maintaining complete records and controlled substance logs.
  • Assist in the treatment and care of animals when requested.
  • Adhere to applicable state and federal laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine.
  • Participate in and provide proof of continuing educational requirements.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of client, patient, and donor information.
  • Work with Director of Operations to ensure a smooth-running facility.
  • Assure a safe working environment and actively participate in GSHS safety programs.
  • Participate as needed in special department projects.
  • Work as a team member with clinic and departmental managers.
  • Must interact positively with supervisor, management, coworkers, volunteers, and the public to promote a team effort and maintain a positive and professional approach.
  • Must come to work as scheduled, on time, follow directions, to take criticism, to get along with coworkers and supervisors; treat co-workers, supervisory staff, members and guests with respect courtesy and to refrain from abusive, insubordinate and/or violent behavior.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent.
  • Shelter medicine experience preferred.
  • High volume spay/neuter experience preferred.
  • Maintain and provide proof of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in California.
  • Maintain and provide controlled drug licenses.
  • Appropriate State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners License
  • DEA License
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent Communications skills

Additional requirements: A demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for animal welfare; be willing to work weekends and evenings as may required by the job; have a valid California driver’s license and insurable by GSHS insurance vendors; meet the physical requirements of the job and be bondable.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds repetitively.
  • Work performed requires lifting, bending, stooping, twisting, pushing, and other strenuous activities for extended periods of time.
  • The position requires regular use of clinic medical veterinary equipment and standard office equipment.
  • Work is often done in a time sensitive and demanding environment.
  • Evening, weekend, and holiday work will be required.

PSYCHOLOGICAL DEMANDS:

  • Strong psychological stamina to work with public and maintain decorum.
  • Interface productively with all employees and clients.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work takes place in a veterinary hospital, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Will have regular contact with animals with varying degrees of domesticity and physical condition. (Will be expected to work around live and deceased animals.)
  • Will work directly with animal wastes, potentially harmful cleaners and disinfectants, high noise, and potentially hazardous conditions, including the risk of animal bites and diseases.
  • May be exposed to heights, such as step stools or ladders.
  • Must employ basic safety standards at all times.
  • Will have access to, and be required to use, protective equipment such as gloves, protective eye and ear wear, etc.

SAFETY:

This is a safety sensitive position. Safety is to be given primary importance in every aspect and performing all related activities. We want to protect you against injury and illness, as well as minimize the potential loss. Please report all injuries (no matter how slight) to your manager immediately, as well as anything that needs repair or is a safety hazard. A post accident drug test will be conducted if you are involved in on-the-job accidents that may have involved human error and which cause a fatality, a serious injury, an injury requiring immediate treatment away from the scene, or an accident involving significant property damage.

MEAL PERIODS:

GSHS authorizes and provides an unpaid meal period, which must be taken for at least thirty minutes and it must commence before the end of the fifth hour of employment. If the total work period per day is no more than six hours, the meal period may be waived by mutual consent of both the employer and employee.

REST BREAKS:
GSHS authorizes and provides duty-free rest periods for all employees. Rest periods consist of at least ten minutes of "net" rest time for each four-hour work period or a major fraction thereof. Rest periods generally occur in the middle of the work shift to the extent practicable. Rest periods are not documented in employee time records.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

In the event that an employee is or becomes disabled from performing one or more of the essential functions of the job, GSHS will engage in an interactive dialogue in a good faith attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that permits a qualified employee to perform the essential functions of the employee’s job if the requested accommodation does not result in an undue hardship to the company.

Job Type: Part-time

Experience:

  • Veterinarian: 1 year

Education:

  • Doctorate

Location:

  • Long Beach, CA

License:

  • California Veterinary Licence

Language:

  • English

Required work authorization:

  • United States

Shifts:

  • Morning
  • Mid-Day
  • Evening