Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Externship
Company: Banfield Pet Hospital
Posted on: September 15, 2022
BANFIELD DVM EXTERNSHIP SUMMARY OF JOB PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
The primary purpose and function of the Extern is to 'shadow' the
mentor veterinarian in order to observe and take part in clinical
procedures and to gain various firsthand veterinary experience and
knowledge. Description - External ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND
TASKS Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within
self and team.
Meet with mentor to identify program expectations and create
Learn all aspects of hospital organization and function by
observing and participating in procedures with the mentor
Ensure the safety of pets, clients and associates by utilizing safe
restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and
maintaining clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam
rooms and labs.
Provide professional, efficient and exceptional service at all
times. This includes performing procedures that do not require
veterinarian assistance (depending on skill level), performing
surgical procedures in the presence of mentor veterinarian,
completing preparatory work for other procedures, ensuring that
clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital, monitoring
hospitalized or surgical pets.
Act as the extra eyes, ears and hands for the veterinarian to
ensure the best quality pet care.
Mentor and be mentored through the objectives of the Externship
Other job duties as assigned. THE FIVE PRINCIPLES Quality - The
consumer is our boss, quality is our work and value for money is
Responsibility - As individuals, we demand total responsibility
from ourselves; as associates, we support the responsibility of
Mutuality - A mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit
Efficiency - We use resources to the full, waste nothing and do
only what we can do best.
Freedom - We need freedom to shape our future; we need profit to
remain free. HIRING QUALIFICATIONS / COMPETENCIES
--- Integrity & Trust
--- Peer Relationships
--- Listening Functional
--- Priority Setting
--- Communication Skills
--- Personal Learning
--- Composure CAPABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE (CAN DO) Ability to
multi-task - Manages multiple tasks at one time; quickly and
accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting
conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of
Communication skills - Reads, writes and speaks fluent English,
using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly spells
commonly used English words and job specific terms. Demonstrates
exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
Organizational ability - Demonstrates a systematic approach in
carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting
through confusion and turning chaos into order.
Problem solving skills - Demonstrates a strong ability to identify,
analyze and solve problems. Unusually decisive in handling
difficult problems. Translates problems into practical
Client service skills - Consistently ensures the team provides the
client with attentive, courteous and informative service. Gains and
shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service.
Intellectual ability - Accurately and consistently follows
instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Can
Mathematical ability - Ability to add, subtract, multiply and
divide, and to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to convert
units of measurement.
Computer skills - Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and
specialized software. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook,
Leadership skills - Ability to lead and manage projects with a
sense of urgency to get results. Ability to successfully supervise,
coach and mentor others. Displays positive attitude toward all
practice protocols, procedures, and systems. ATTITUDES (WILL DO)
Initiative - Shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion
in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems;
presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or
procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when both big and
small tasks need to be done.
Integrity - Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Banfield Pet
Hospitals. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
Cooperativeness - Willing to work with others, collaborating and
compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information
Flexibility - Is open to changing situations and opportunities and
is willing to perform all tasks assigned.
Independence - Able and willing to perform tasks and duties without
Tolerance for Stress / Resiliency - Maintains a positive "can do"
outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and
maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with
stressful situations. SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS Ability to be
confident around pets (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc.)
Client needs and work volume may often require more than 40 hours
per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position
requires special hours including working weekends and evenings.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately high.
Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties
while at hospital.
Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as
manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
Requires good hand-eye coordination, finger-hand-arm dexterity with
the ability to reach and grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard
and operate equipment.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Associate is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite
or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation,
biological hazards and medication/controlled substances.
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING Bachelor's degree in
veterinary medicine or related area required.
Enrolled in a DVM/VMD program at a college of veterinary medicine.
WE ARE A DRUG-FREE, SMOKE-FREE, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Company Policy, Federal and State Laws Forbid Discrimination
Because of Age, Color, Race, Religion, Sex, Disability, Sexual
Orientation or National Origin.
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