$12,500 SIGNING BONUS FOR COMPASSIONATE ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN
Andrews Veterinary Hospital
April 26, 2018
Andrews, North Carolina
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - Less than one year
Canine, Feline, Exotic/Avian
DVM or equivalent
Andrews Veterinary Hospital is investing for the future and has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Veterinarian. The qualifications needed to be a great fit for our growing team include:
•Confident and Knowledgeable •Upbeat People Person •Detail Oriented •Team Player •Skilled Communicator •Goal Oriented •Professional Behavior •Life Long Learner and Skill Seeker •Leadership Qualities
Expect: •Learning environment with mentorship and training. •Skilled support staff to allow you to be efficient and productive. •Challenging medicine with a wide range of client economic diversity. •Up to date facility, techniques, and diagnostic equipment. •Management that cares about each staff member and their future. •Management that is always seeking to be better, every day. •A team that works together to make the lives of their clients and pets better by all possible means available, each and every time.
Benefits: •Competitive salary with production bonuses •Health insurance stipend •$1500 CE Allowance •Paid vacation •Paid professional dues, liability coverage, disability, uniform allowance, pet discounts and more. •Signing bonus will be based on length of term of contract sign. o1 - year - $2500 o2- year - $7500 o3 - year - $12,500 oBonus will be paid at the completion of each contract year except for the initial signing bonus of $2500.00
More About Our Mentoring Program:
Andrews Animal Hospital understands the importance of providing a new graduate the opportunity to develop skill and confidence through active collaboration with a mentor. The program includes formalizing a contract between the mentor and mentee that agrees to aspects of the program that is tailored to the needs and experience level of the mentee. The contract can include such specific items as scheduled meeting times, goals, and other items that were identified in the initial experience assessment. The agreement can and should be modified as necessary through addendums. Mutual Responsibilities of the Mentee and Mentor: •Bring enthusiasm, optimism, sensitivity, unselfishness, and respect to the relationship. •Make a commitment of time and energy. •Strive to be open to new ideas and feedback. •Recognize that in the discussion of "goals," those goals may include those of the mentor, the mentee, and the hospital. •Commit to and reaffirm the highest standards of professional conduct, including full confidentiality of discussions. •Reschedule any meeting time that can't be met. •Periodically assess and celebrate progress. •Periodically evaluate the mentoring relationship to see if it should continue, be modified or terminated. Mentee Role and Responsibilities: The mentee should seek to accept full ownership of the relationship as follows: •Establishes "vision plan"with help of the mentor.7,9 •Takes responsibility to "own" the relationship. Discusses and prioritizes professional needs and goals. •May request help in clarifying goals, finding resources and identifying new directions. •Respects the mentor's time commitment by identifying, planning, and preparing issues for discussion. •Recognizes that learning client communication skills and medical/surgical skills take time and practice, trusting that confidence will build. •Is open to a non-academic perspective in private practice. •Clarifies with the mentor the preferred method for conveying the mentee's new ideas about patient care, client communication, and hospital management. •Is willing to share fears and concerns with the mentor, learning that it is acceptable and natural to sometimes feel helpless, lost, or frightened. •Understands the importance of the all team members and their key role in delivering top quality medical care to patients. •With mentor's assistance, strives to develop a professional rapport with the hospital team. •Brings ideas to improve communication with mentor, clients, and fellow team members. •Actively pursues opportunities to network. •Strives to be a receptive and active listener, knowing that constructive2008feedback is an essential element to continuous professional growth. Mentor Role and Responsibilities The mentor accepts critical responsibilities as follows: •Actively listens to the needs and goals of the mentee, and asks challenging questions. •Helps the mentee establish a vision plan and short- and long-term goals.7 •Ensures that the Mentee understands and commits to the practice mission, vision and values. •Strives to learn and practice the ability to give constructive feedback. •Appreciates that mentees will often need time and practice to translate their advice and guidance into improved skills (surgical, business, and staff/client relations). •Helps guide the mentee in medical decision making-process, e.g., conferring with doctors within the practice and with specialists. Give validity to mentees' observations, using case examples. •Strives to help the mentee become fully independent as a professional, recognizing that the mentee has ultimate responsibility for the personal and professional decisions. Encourages self-directed learning by the mentee. •Provides resources and solutions (e.g., internet sites, texts, or networking via professional associations). •Helps the mentee learn and improve communication skills with clients and team members, and thus to create positive professional relationships. •Avoids intended or unintended use of implied power. For example, mentors may also have the role of supervisor of the mentee. In creating a positive environment for both sides, the dual role of this relationship needs to be acknowledged and respected. •Adjusts mentoring to the mentee's changing needs, such as providing verbal encouragement, demonstrating skills, or just being available if needed.
Additional Salary Information: We also offer a very competitive benefits package, including vacation, CE, dues and licenses, retirement matching, production bonuses and more!
About Andrews Veterinary Hospital
Andrews Veterinary Hospital is a busy AAHA accredited 2 doctor practice located in Nantahala river valley just minutes from the Appalachian Trail. We encourage a strong team environment, while offering the highest level of care possible to patients.