Large Animal Hosp Vet Care Mgr

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 12, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Large Animal Hosp Vet Care Mgr

Job Description:

If you are an excellent communicator with a drive to develop staff to provide world-class patient care while investing in your own leadership skills - we are the opportunity you are looking for to advance your career.
The Large Animal Hospital at the University of Florida Veterinary Hospitals is recruiting for an Equine & Large Animal Hospital Veterinary Nursing Manager.

This position requires a motivated and caring individual who will provide managerial and technical expertise as a team leader for all nursing staff caring for patients in our 24/7 state-of-the-art facility. The incumbent will act as the Large Animal Hospital training specialist and coordinate training for all LA nursing care staff. This position is a working manager who performs routine and emergency nursing care; prepares for and assists in various procedures; is responsible for the after-hours admissions and discharges, visitor policies, and emergency call-ins.

We offer competitive wages, and benefits including health insurance, retirement, generous PTO, paid CE, and employee discounts for veterinary services.

Duties will include:

Staff Management – Manages and directs assigned staff. Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and discipline as needed. Manage staff schedules including on-call, holiday, annual, and sick leave coverage. Approve time. Train staff on EMR and other regularly utilized software/computer programs

Patient Care Services – Supervises and participates in inpatient and emergency patient care. This individual must be knowledgeable and skillful in animal husbandry and the veterinary nursing care of equine and large animal patients. Coordinates daily workflow of cases including patient care assignments, charge entry, and medical records completion. Restrain patients for exams, aid in the positioning of patients for diagnostic purposes, and assist in performing exams, procedures, and treatments.

Administration – Contributes to the planning and ongoing management of departmental budgets for supervised areas. Serves as an investigator in the management of the Incident Management Reporting system. Supervises the daily census to ensure proper tracking of caseload and revenue. Acts as liaison with service faculty, house officers, staff, and client services in the daily management of caseload through the Large Animal Hospital. Will assist in generating treatment plan estimates.

Training and Education – Schedules and coordinates Technician training and continuing education as well as annual technician skills assessment testing. May serve as a committee member for awarding technician tuition and CE assistance.

Student Instruction – Direct instruction to veterinary students to provide training veterinary students in proper large animal handling and patient care with a focus on safety.

Facility, Equipment, and Supply – Ensures service areas, supplies and equipment are available, prepared, and in good working order in support of current and future activities. Coordinate regularly scheduled checks of medications and supplies for expiration dates. Works with the Operations Manager to maintain a master log of all service equipment including purchase date, purchase cost, expected life, estimated replacement time and cost, repair/maintenance dates, and issues. Create and maintain equipment weekly service/cleaning log of all electronic equipment with a focus on the loss of use prevention. Assist in maintaining compliance with hospital Bio-Security procedures and protocols as they relate to the duties and performance of veterinary technicians.

Expected Salary:

$45,000 - $55,000 commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and four years of experience loading, unloading, restraining, handling, and treating horses or two years of experience loading, unloading, restraining, handling, and treating horses in a veterinary academic teaching hospital. Credentialed veterinary technician (CVT/LVT/RVT) or Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM).

Preferred Qualifications:

Three years of technical experience in the area of specialization related to the position.

Three years of relevant experience within a veterinary university system.

Two years of management experience in a veterinary setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and reference letters.

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:Yes