Staff Veterinarian

Oregon Humane Society | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 2/06/2024
Description

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Community Veterinary Hospital - Portland, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: DVM

Salary Range: $110,000.00 - $120,000.00 Salary

Travel Percentage: Negligible

Job Shift: Day

Description

About the Oregon Humane Society

Founded in 1868, Oregon Humane Society is the Northwest's oldest and largest animal welfare organization with one of the highest adoption rates in the nation. We are working toward our vision of a world where all animals are treated with compassion, kindness and respect. With campuses in Portland and Salem, OHS is an Oregon-based nonprofit that relies on donor support for its adoption, education, medical and humane law enforcement programs. Visit oregonhumane.org to learn more about how we’re creating a More Humane Society.

The Team

The Veterinarian works collaboratively with the medical and operations leadership team to ensure the clinic’s overall performance in accordance with all the medical standards set forth by our executive leadership and in compliance with the OVMEB veterinary practice act.

The Position

The veterinarian is responsible for providing day-to-day delivery of exceptional diagnostic, treatment and surgical services to animals served by the Oregon Humane Society. As a state licensed DVM, the veterinarian is also a primary care giver and must deliver exceptional services in accordance with OHS and state standards. Medical cases are both outpatient and inpatient with the majority being canine and feline patients and a small percentage being exotics (small mammals and birds) or other species. Additional responsibilities include providing clinical leadership to veterinary staff and student interns, as well as providing expert consultation to medical support staff regarding complex medical cases and decisions.

Essential Responsibilities

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

  • Consistently strives to exceed expectations; demonstrates flexibility, resilience, and the ability to maintain positive relationships and composure, even under difficult circumstances.
  • Maintains high ethical standards, including exhibiting behaviors and actions that embrace and align to our organization and customer service values, while treating all people with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of your individual personal strengths and development needs, modeling non-defensive behavior and openness to feedback; builds a culture of feedback and learning.

LEARNING

  • Contributes to regular dialogue and accountability with the leadership team and across the organization to review progress and course correct if necessary.
  • Utilizes data and insights to identify, understand and articulate the key inputs and metrics that tell the story of the organization/team strategy and its progress.
  • Builds appropriate feedback loops to measure if we are meeting key milestones and if the impact planned is being felt across the organization.

INFLUENCE & REPRESENTATION

  • Communicate effectively to executive and other stakeholder groups to ensure they are informed and able to actively engage.
  • Liaise with and maintain productive relationships with all stakeholders, including other departments, and donors; build mutually rewarding professional relationships inside OHS at all levels.
  • Leverage our best practices externally and grow OHS’ reputation as a leader in the animal welfare space.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform clinical and surgical veterinary duties in a high volume, high quality spay/neuter, general surgery, and comprehensive medical center. Patients include client owned animals, shelter owned animals, animals surrendered to OHS from the public, animals in protective custody, and animals presented for care by their owners or agents through programs at OHS. Procedures include a wide variety of diagnostics, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, dentistry, general wellness, and medical cases.
  • Communicate examination findings, treatment plan, and patient care alternatives to clients.
  • Engage in financial conversations with clients, elevating discussions to other team members as needed.
  • Uphold team culture and values of quality, compassion, efficiency, teamwork, and responsibility.
  • Provide clinical advice on complex euthanasia decisions, as well as referrals from community partners.
  • Provide mentorship and clinical guidance & oversight regarding complex medical, surgical, and euthanasia decisions to colleagues, interns, residents, and students. Guide decision making when necessary, including during patient rounds & in all aspects of patient care.
  • Work in partnership with other OHS departments to coordinate care and quarantine of infectious disease patients effectively and efficiently.
  • Develop and maintain protocols and provide guidance to staff as needed.
  • Participate in investigation of cruelty or neglect of animals and aid veterinary forensics and humane law enforcement teams.
  • Provide weekend and/or evening on-call services on a rotational basis, for OHS owned animals residing in the shelter or in foster care.
  • Complete and maintain medical records in accordance with practice and state standards, documenting treatment plans, case summaries, and other communications in a timely manner within veterinary practice software.
  • Work with Medical Director to resolve complaints about medical outcomes and/or decisions from veterinarians, clients, adopters, and other constituents.
  • Provide leadership in clinical instruction of veterinary students and house officers in partnership with OSU faculty and OHS staff
  • Attend and participate in clinical rounds and provide support and direction during patient care discussions.
  • Participate in other departmental and organizational meetings, media appearances, and events as requested.
  • Provide direct professional contact with community practitioners to answer questions or to follow-up on concerns related to patient care and policies
  • Bolster interdepartmental communication and partnerships through excellent communication and teamwork.
  • Participate in OHS organized responses to animal related emergencies and participate in special projects as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with shelter medicine team, providing support as needed.
  • Assist all related internal and external departments as needed to support the program, and perform other duties as requested by management.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY

Supervises: None

ACCOUNTABILITY

Reports Directly To: Lead Veterinarian

Often Engages Directly With: Medical Staff

Qualifications


Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective and thought. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. You are also encouraged to address how your professional and lived experience, scholarship, mentorship and/or service will contribute to the Oregon Humane Society.

  • DVM from an accredited academic institution.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Oregon or able to acquire within six months of hire.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent surgery and medical diagnostic abilities in a high-volume veterinary medicine facility.
  • Able to recognize, diagnose, treat and properly quarantine infectious disease in a high-population environment.
  • Able and willing to perform tasks without direct supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - able to communicate with a diverse population in a consistently informative, respectful and professional manner.
  • Able to exercise sound judgment and maintain a professional demeanor during all interactions with the public, partner agencies, donors, staff and volunteers.

Work Environment Conditions & Physical Requirements

This position interacts and collaborates will all levels of the organization, including OHS staff, executive team members, donors, general-public, external vendors, volunteers, and supporters. Contact and communication is carried out through face-to-face, telephone and digital interactions. Excellent customer service skills are essential to success. Communication must be clear, understandable, professional and respectful in all circumstances.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is performed in an office and medical center/animal shelter environment.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Animal contact and related injuries may occur.
  • Noise exposure varies and sometimes includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalizations.
  • Pace of work is active and demanding, requiring a high degree of multitasking and ability to adapt to changing priorities while managing concurrent projects/tasks to completion.
  • This position primarily resides within the Oregon Humane Society campus which is open to the public. Contact with emotional people may occur.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasional lifting and moving of inanimate objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional pushing and pulling of carted items weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Occasional moving items above shoulder level.
  • Occasional use of hands and arms at or above shoulder level.
  • Prolonged standing, sitting and/or stooping may occur.
  • Occasional climbing and bending.
  • Must be able to lift, move, restrain, guide, or manage an animal weighing up to 150 lbs. on a leash on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to respond and perform life saving techniques in an emergency.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and address and overcome complex challenges and barriers. We strive for a culture of integrity, respect and compassion where every member of our community contributes their perspectives and authentic selves and where everyone reaches their potential as individuals and teams. We recognize that striving for diversity, equity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Oregon Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group.

At-Will Employment

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

About the Oregon Humane Society

Founded in 1868, Oregon Humane Society is the Northwest's oldest and largest animal welfare organization with one of the highest adoption rates in the nation. We are working toward our vision of a world where all animals are treated with compassion, kindness and respect. With campuses in Portland and Salem, OHS is an Oregon-based nonprofit that relies on donor support for its adoption, education, medical and humane law enforcement programs. Visit oregonhumane.org to learn more about how we’re creating a More Humane Society.

The Team

The Veterinarian works collaboratively with the medical and operations leadership team to ensure the clinic’s overall performance in accordance with all the medical standards set forth by our executive leadership and in compliance with the OVMEB veterinary practice act.

The Position

The veterinarian is responsible for providing day-to-day delivery of exceptional diagnostic, treatment and surgical services to animals served by the Oregon Humane Society. As a state licensed DVM, the veterinarian is also a primary care giver and must deliver exceptional services in accordance with OHS and state standards. Medical cases are both outpatient and inpatient with the majority being canine and feline patients and a small percentage being exotics (small mammals and birds) or other species. Additional responsibilities include providing clinical leadership to veterinary staff and student interns, as well as providing expert consultation to medical support staff regarding complex medical cases and decisions.

Essential Responsibilities

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

  • Consistently strives to exceed expectations; demonstrates flexibility, resilience, and the ability to maintain positive relationships and composure, even under difficult circumstances.
  • Maintains high ethical standards, including exhibiting behaviors and actions that embrace and align to our organization and customer service values, while treating all people with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of your individual personal strengths and development needs, modeling non-defensive behavior and openness to feedback; builds a culture of feedback and learning.

LEARNING

  • Contributes to regular dialogue and accountability with the leadership team and across the organization to review progress and course correct if necessary.
  • Utilizes data and insights to identify, understand and articulate the key inputs and metrics that tell the story of the organization/team strategy and its progress.
  • Builds appropriate feedback loops to measure if we are meeting key milestones and if the impact planned is being felt across the organization.

INFLUENCE & REPRESENTATION

  • Communicate effectively to executive and other stakeholder groups to ensure they are informed and able to actively engage.
  • Liaise with and maintain productive relationships with all stakeholders, including other departments, and donors; build mutually rewarding professional relationships inside OHS at all levels.
  • Leverage our best practices externally and grow OHS’ reputation as a leader in the animal welfare space.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform clinical and surgical veterinary duties in a high volume, high quality spay/neuter, general surgery, and comprehensive medical center. Patients include client owned animals, shelter owned animals, animals surrendered to OHS from the public, animals in protective custody, and animals presented for care by their owners or agents through programs at OHS. Procedures include a wide variety of diagnostics, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, dentistry, general wellness, and medical cases.
  • Communicate examination findings, treatment plan, and patient care alternatives to clients.
  • Engage in financial conversations with clients, elevating discussions to other team members as needed.
  • Uphold team culture and values of quality, compassion, efficiency, teamwork, and responsibility.
  • Provide clinical advice on complex euthanasia decisions, as well as referrals from community partners.
  • Provide mentorship and clinical guidance & oversight regarding complex medical, surgical, and euthanasia decisions to colleagues, interns, residents, and students. Guide decision making when necessary, including during patient rounds & in all aspects of patient care.
  • Work in partnership with other OHS departments to coordinate care and quarantine of infectious disease patients effectively and efficiently.
  • Develop and maintain protocols and provide guidance to staff as needed.
  • Participate in investigation of cruelty or neglect of animals and aid veterinary forensics and humane law enforcement teams.
  • Provide weekend and/or evening on-call services on a rotational basis, for OHS owned animals residing in the shelter or in foster care.
  • Complete and maintain medical records in accordance with practice and state standards, documenting treatment plans, case summaries, and other communications in a timely manner within veterinary practice software.
  • Work with Medical Director to resolve complaints about medical outcomes and/or decisions from veterinarians, clients, adopters, and other constituents.
  • Provide leadership in clinical instruction of veterinary students and house officers in partnership with OSU faculty and OHS staff
  • Attend and participate in clinical rounds and provide support and direction during patient care discussions.
  • Participate in other departmental and organizational meetings, media appearances, and events as requested.
  • Provide direct professional contact with community practitioners to answer questions or to follow-up on concerns related to patient care and policies
  • Bolster interdepartmental communication and partnerships through excellent communication and teamwork.
  • Participate in OHS organized responses to animal related emergencies and participate in special projects as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with shelter medicine team, providing support as needed.
  • Assist all related internal and external departments as needed to support the program, and perform other duties as requested by management.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY

Supervises: None

ACCOUNTABILITY

Reports Directly To: Lead Veterinarian

Often Engages Directly With: Medical Staff

Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective and thought. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. You are also encouraged to address how your professional and lived experience, scholarship, mentorship and/or service will contribute to the Oregon Humane Society.

  • DVM from an accredited academic institution.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Oregon or able to acquire within six months of hire.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent surgery and medical diagnostic abilities in a high-volume veterinary medicine facility.
  • Able to recognize, diagnose, treat and properly quarantine infectious disease in a high-population environment.
  • Able and willing to perform tasks without direct supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - able to communicate with a diverse population in a consistently informative, respectful and professional manner.
  • Able to exercise sound judgment and maintain a professional demeanor during all interactions with the public, partner agencies, donors, staff and volunteers.

Work Environment Conditions & Physical Requirements

This position interacts and collaborates will all levels of the organization, including OHS staff, executive team members, donors, general-public, external vendors, volunteers, and supporters. Contact and communication is carried out through face-to-face, telephone and digital interactions. Excellent customer service skills are essential to success. Communication must be clear, understandable, professional and respectful in all circumstances.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is performed in an office and medical center/animal shelter environment.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Animal contact and related injuries may occur.
  • Noise exposure varies and sometimes includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalizations.
  • Pace of work is active and demanding, requiring a high degree of multitasking and ability to adapt to changing priorities while managing concurrent projects/tasks to completion.
  • This position primarily resides within the Oregon Humane Society campus which is open to the public. Contact with emotional people may occur.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasional lifting and moving of inanimate objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional pushing and pulling of carted items weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Occasional moving items above shoulder level.
  • Occasional use of hands and arms at or above shoulder level.
  • Prolonged standing, sitting and/or stooping may occur.
  • Occasional climbing and bending.
  • Must be able to lift, move, restrain, guide, or manage an animal weighing up to 150 lbs. on a leash on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to respond and perform life saving techniques in an emergency.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and address and overcome complex challenges and barriers. We strive for a culture of integrity, respect and compassion where every member of our community contributes their perspectives and authentic selves and where everyone reaches their potential as individuals and teams. We recognize that striving for diversity, equity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Oregon Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group.

At-Will Employment

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

Salary110,000.00 - 120,000.00 Annual
Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Min
110000.00
Salary Max
120000.00
Salary Type
/yr.

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