Veterinary Clinical Lead, Surgery

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Clinical Lead, Surgery – San Francisco- $10,000 Hiring Bonus!
Who we are:
SAGE San Francisco holds a deep appreciation for animals, fueled by sincere love and admiration for their extraordinary nature.Our devotion is directed towards pets and their families, delivering utmost care with kindness and profound respect. Rooted in scientific knowledge, we thrive on continuous learning, embracing innovative problem-solving and exceptional expertise.
We form a community of experienced, board-certified veterinary professionals who provide unparalleled emergency and specialty care. Expertise, compassion, and collaboration drive everything we do — ensuring the best possible outcome for pets and pet parents. We see ourselves as vital contributors, playing a role in communities, the environment, and sustainability while carrying out our mission.

We are looking for a Clinical Lead to oversee our Surgery department.
The compensation range falls between $30 - $48 hourly, plus paid differentials AND a $10,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Who you are:
We are currently evaluating applications from dedicated, reliable, diligent, and team-centric candidates who are prepared to integrate into our highly-trained veterinary healthcare professionals. Our mission involves not only partnering with a distinguished group of veterinary experts but also offering you a platform to develop and strengthen your skills.
Compassionate: Demonstrates genuine care and empathy for animals and their well-being, as well as the ability to comfort and support pet owners during challenging times.
Detail-Oriented: Pays meticulous attention to details, ensuring accurate record-keeping, medication dosages, and treatment plans.
Team Player: Works collaboratively with veterinarians, fellow technicians, and support staff to provide comprehensive and effective patient care.
Adaptable: Thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, able to handle unexpected situations and make sound decisions under pressure.
Strong Communication: Effectively communicates with both colleagues and pet owners, conveying information clearly and with patience, ensuring everyone is well-informed and involved in the treatment process.
Problem Solver: Exhibits critical thinking skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues that may arise during procedures or patient care.
Organized: Maintains a well-organized workspace, keeps track of appointments, and manages tasks efficiently to ensure a smooth workflow.
Gentle Demeanor: Handles animals with a calm and gentle touch, minimizing stress and anxiety during examinations and treatments.
Quick Learner: Eager to acquire new knowledge and techniques, staying updated on advancements in veterinary medicine and technology.
Positive Attitude: Approaches challenges with a positive outlook, fostering a supportive and encouraging atmosphere within the team.
Time Management: Manages tasks and responsibilities effectively, optimizing time to ensure all duties are completed promptly and thoroughly.
Dedication: Shows a strong commitment to the well-being of animals and their owners, going above and beyond to ensure high-quality patient care.

If you possess these traits and are passionate about providing exceptional veterinary care, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our team.
Some of the responsibilities you’ll own in this role:
  • Manage a team of RVTs and Veterinary Assistants
  • Demonstrate solid veterinary clinical skills and be a role model for the team
  • Facilitate direct or indirect training to department staff.  Provide routine assessment of skill level and knowledge
  • Complete monthly schedule and ensure adequate coverage
  • Manage department payroll and staffing costs, to include review and approval of timecards
  • Deliver results in areas of staff development, best practices (SOPs), training, client satisfaction, and safety

Basic Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma
  • 3+ years of clinical experience in the veterinary industry
  • Consistent and reliable ability to perform mathematical calculations for drug doses, CRIs, client invoices and estimates, and other position-related calculations
  • Maintain the California Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP); must obtain within 60-days of hire or transfer into this role; (this requirement is waived if incumbent holds a valid CA-RVT license)
  • CA RVT license preferred but not required 
  • Experienced Veterinary Assistants with leadership skills who are also currently working towards obtaining credentials are encouraged to apply! 
Work Schedule:
  • Flexible schedule required
  • Full-Time
  • 4/10 schedule
  • Monthly in-house RACE-approved courses and staff development opportunities for all employees!
  • Get paid to learn!  We’ll cover eligible expenses for continuing education and coursework!
  • We also pay YOU when you hit major career milestones, earn your RVT or your VTS and get a cash bonus!
  • Up to $10,000 sign-on bonus for qualified NEW full-time licensed team member
  • ETHOS offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees

Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.


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