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BluePearl Veterinary Surgery Service Head in Maitland, Florida

Veterinary Surgery Service Head




BluePearl Pet Hospital in Maitland, FL is seeking a Surgery Service Head with a DVM/VMD and 2 years’ experience as a board-certified Specialist. You will provide leadership and direction on day-to-day matters impacting the specialty service while supporting the hospital Medical Director and Operational Leaders ensuring medical quality in respective service.

As a Surgery Service Head, you will:

  • Directly supervises a team of specialty clinicians , facilitating service clinician and one-on-one meetings.

  • Regularly works clinician shifts.

  • Attends hospital leadership meetings.  

  • Partners with hospital leadership to identify opportunities and implement initiatives for improvement of medical quality, patient safety, workflow, interdepartmental communications and action plans, patient care, and operational decisions that impact medical care and quality.   

  • Actively contributes to clinician recruitment where applicable. 

  • Works closely with supervisors and managers to provide information regarding their service/department to improve patient care and workflow.  

  • Encourages communications between doctors in their service area and between departments.  

  • Fosters positive culture and positive working relationships between hospital leadership, doctors, and support staff by facilitating open and frequent communication between leadership and clinicians.

  • Provides departmental updates to keep team well-informed of staffing needs as well as changes to policies, procedures, and staffing.

  • Manages and/or supports clinician schedules for respective service ensuring appropriate coverage and approving time off requests.

  • Supports proper alignment on charging guidelines for their department.  

  • Works in collaboration with P&O and hospital leadership regarding associate relations issues with direct reports.

  • Participates in Patient Safety Committee Meetings to increase impact to medical quality for the hospital, based on the committee structure of the assigned hospital.

  • Partners with Vet Relations Representative to support vet relations initiatives as needed.

We promote a family-like culture. We are truly in this together. We work to provide exceptional specialty and emergency care for pets by supporting each other through our shared passion, knowledge, and talents.

BluePearl Pet Hospital in Maitland, FL is the only large referral specialty hospital in Central Florida . Our 25,000 square-foot hospital features 64-slice helical CT, 1.5 Tesla MRI, ultrasounds, and digital radiography. We offer advanced treatment including, radioiodine therapy, linear accelerator, endoscopy (GI, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy), laparoscopy and physical therapy. In addition, Antech has a commercial laboratory on premises allowing fast turnaround time for many lab results. Our team of specialists include emergency critical care, internal medicine, surgery, neurology, radiology with an on-site radiologist, medical and radiation oncology, dentistry, and acupuncture. We have rotating interns as well as residents in internal medicine, surgery, and neurology. Next door to our hospital, we have ophthalmology and dermatology available for consultations.

Perks to Living in Maitland, FL:

  • Maitland in the Orlando, FL area draws from a referral population of 1.5 million.

  • Central Florida offers numerous readily accessible leisure and cultural activities.

  • Both coasts are within easy driving distance to enjoy the beaches.

  • Central Florida offers opportunities for the outdoor lover, including nature trails, bird watching, kayaking and paddle boarding, beaches, and scuba diving.

  • The area is close to several world class theme parks as well as the Kennedy Space Center, but far enough away from tourist areas that the charm of Central Florida can be appreciated.

  • Historic Downtown Winter Park is also close by where there are a wide variety of shops and restaurants. They also have a farmer’s market, art museums, and cultural events.

Why choose BluePearl?

In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we emphasize the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.

Because we encourage Associate growth, you will be surrounded by a group of dedicated, experienced team members. All Associates are leveled by their skillset in our unique leveling program. We also focus on developing our Associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops.

We value your health and well-being as an Associate by providing you with the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, parental leave, and floating holiday plans, 401(k) and life insurance options.

  • Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment. In addition, access to 12 mental health care sessions annually at no charge to you, and other well-being resources through Lyra, an online mental health support platform.

  • Annual company store allowance.

  • Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food.

The future is yours to create. We have a wide array of opportunities and growth paths within the organization and within Mars Vet Health. Step up, stand out, get involved, and put your mark on our amazing profession!

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Why BluePearl? Because it is an exceptional place to work!