Internist - Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists

Employer
Lakefield Veterinary Group
Location
Gig Harbor, Washington State
Salary
Competitive Salary!!!!
Closing date
Feb 8, 2023

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Private Practice
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Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists is a new specialty hospital in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We are seeking a second internist to join our growing and dynamic team, and pride ourselves on being a progressive and inclusive practice. PSVS is currently building a state-of-the-art, comprehensive, 24 hour ER and specialty clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington. PSVS was incepted to change the paradigm of today’s veterinary medicine. We consider burnout, compassion fatigue, and toxic work environments antithetical to our goal of happy, committed, and highly skilled employees at all levels of the hospital. Our core values of respect, integrity, compassion, and humility combine with our motto “Do the Right Thing.” These define the framework of how we practice medicine, care for ourselves, each other, our patients and their families. We prioritize quality of life and work-life balance to give time for our employees to enjoy everything the region has to offer and pursue personal hobbies and growth.

We are very proud of our horizontal team structure. Technical and support staff are highly valued and cherished as critical members of the team. This is evident in our shared bonus structure that is provided to all support staff as the hospital grows. In addition to exemplary specialty and emergency medicine, we maintain a collaborative and collegial working environment that supports continued development and learning in our hospital at all levels.

The Opportunity:

PSVS is looking for a second internist to join the internal medicine team, which started in June 2021. Help build the internal medicine service of your dreams and contribute to the culture and development of the growing hospital! Our current internist is board-certified, experienced, and enjoys working alongside seasoned internists, as well as mentoring new residency graduates. We have a brand new Storz endoscopy tower and all of the accessories needed for successful scoping. Our client and referral base is dedicated and willing to pursue advanced care and diagnostics. Here, you will have the support of the other specialties at PSVS, including surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, neurology and critical care. We have carefully fostered a collaborative and team approach to patient care that actually works, and want you to feel a part of that.

We are currently in the process of designing and building a state-of-the-art, 21,000 sf facility in Gig Harbor, Washington, set to open in spring 2022. The new facility will include a dedicated ICU including long-term mechanical ventilation, full in-house lab, 128-slice CT, MRI, ultrasound, in-house blood bank and component therapy, I-131 therapy, minimally invasive surgery, flexible and rigid endoscopy, fluoroscopy, and more. A fully operational 24-hour ER service, currently located in a separate facility, will be transitioned into the new hospital to work with and under the purview of a dedicated critical care team.

Our ideal candidate is board-certified or board-eligible ACVIM, values and fosters a hospital culture of compassionate care, promotes teamwork, and is excited about the vision to expand our core values and hospital. Our candidate is collaborative across specialties and works extremely well with other internists and team members. Shared caseload, journal club, speaking engagements, and teaching opportunities are part of the internal medicine service. Experience or interest in interventional radiology is welcome but not required.

Our Team Members also have the opportunity to give back to communities around the globe through our partnership with World Vets. Each year, we send a group of doctors and support staff abroad to help pets in need and support programs that nurture healthy relationships between people and animals.

For the Successful Applicant:

Life is not just about work! We recognize that to be an excellent, satisfied clinician with longevity in this career, work-life balance is imperative. Work-life balance is a founding principle of our hospital. Quality of life involves loving our jobs as well as pursuing our passions outside of work. Imagine living on the beautiful, laid-back Olympic Peninsula, an outdoor-enthusiast’s dream with mountains and the Puget Sound out your backdoor, and the Pacific Coast or desert a couple hours’ drive away. The metropolitan life of downtown Seattle is just a short drive or ferry trip away. Here are some of the ways we will help ensure this balance…

  • Help continue to develop an incredible multispecialty and ECC hospital.
  • Generous above average salary-only position without the stress of a production-based model
  • Yearly bonus potential
  • A generous relocation bonus
  • 401K with employer match
  • Full medical/dental/vision, employer-paid short and long-term disability insurance
  • License reimbursement and a liberal CE allowance
  • Substantial (greater than 3 weeks) paid time off for work/life balance with no negative accrual
  • Personal pet discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • AVMA member & PLIT insurance
  • Access to veterinary social worker services
  • A potential chance to give back with World Vets trips around the globe

If your dream involves loving your job as well as pursuing your passions outside of work, come join us! Be a part of our growing internal medicine service, and see what working with a truly supportive, engaged team is like! Please send your CV or any questions to Heather Knapp-Hoch, DVM DACVS at hknapp-hoch@psvs.vet. Inquiries will be treated with complete confidentiality.

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