Cornell University, located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report, the College excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy. Cornell University Hospital for Animals is our core clinical training, patient care and research unit within the College of Veterinary Medicine, composed of six diverse world-class veterinary clinical units providing primary and specialty care. Our core teaching hospital has 23 services led by board-certified veterinary specialists that are nationally and internationally renowned, providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care to dogs, cats, horses, farm animals and exotic pets including 24/7 emergency care. We strive to provide a fulfilling work environment for energetic and proactive Licensed Veterinary Technicians who are committed to outstanding patient care and client service. The ideal candidate thrives in a changing environment, is interested in working with a diverse caseload and wants to work in a place that strongly values professional mentorship of students and fellow LVT's.
What you will do:
The Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) seeks a Nursing Unit Supervisor, who is a seasoned and effective licensed veterinary technician leader who can effectively support and improve patient care excellence, safety and DVM student training as a working leader within our skilled and seasoned nursing team. The unit leadership team will provide clinical operational oversight to our 24/7 nursing care units including ICU. Responsibilities will include 24-hour accountability for quality patient care, management of our central nursing care units, patient safety and comfort, efficient work and teaching environment, protocol and regulatory compliance and a positive workplace culture that encourages individual growth and organizational change. This position will be instrumental in supporting and improving our clinical nursing units in order to maintain our standard of care and strong DVM teaching program which develops practice ready, critically thinking veterinarians with strong communication skills.
Lead and mentor an emerging leadership team in our centralized nursing care units to:
Provide expertise in staffing and scheduling; coordinate nursing human resource matters, including but not limited to evaluating staffing needs, recruitment and hiring of staff, orientation of new staff, documentation and monitoring staff performance, directing workflow and establishing work schedules.
Work alongside Hospital Leadership to redefine "Career Progression" track as to provide growth opportunity and fulfillment for our Licensed Veterinary Technicians.
Serve as a facilitator and coach to nursing staff; seeking and providing regular and constructive feedback, as well as continual ongoing awards and recognition for staff accomplishments and milestones; understand and fully support the critical nature of effective and honest, timely feedback to a high-performance workforce
Plan, create, implement and administer a broad array of group and individually tailored training, professional development, and on-boarding programs for the hospital system with our unit training coordinator and hospital trainer.
Develop, implement, update on a rolling basis, and maintain clinic/nursing SOP's that are consistent with current veterinary practice; exercise considerable judgment in applying professional knowledge when solving nursing problems within established policies and practices.
Serve as liaison between nursing care units and other patient care services in our companion animal hospital
Collaborate with the service chiefs, faculty members and trainee clinicians, clinical administration and other managers to identify "bottlenecks" and formulate solutions and initiatives to remove barriers in medical operations that would impede the clinicians from providing exemplary patient care and customer experience.
Plan and execute emergent and planned hospital projects in collaboration with the hospital medical, business and project leadership.
Build effective relationships with a variety of college and hospital administrative units (including IT, HR, Facilities, equipment management),
Assist in the effective use of hospital IT infrastructure for efficient operations, including record keeping, communications, coordination of clinician, patient, staff and student scheduling, as well as patient billing.
Work with management to ensure compliance with Federal and State law regulations, and applicable accrediting and review organizations.
What are the Qualifications?
Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology, NYS licensure and 5-7 years progressive responsibility as a leader in a specialty companion animal hospital nursing unit (or equivalent combination of education and experience); Bachelor's degree and VTS ECC preferred.
Ability to lead and work effectively and collaboratively in a fast-paced, matrix organizational environment with limited guidance.
Experience in a teaching environment and work experience in a 24/7 veterinary hospital is strongly desired.
Understand the critical balance between the administrative, teaching, and clinical functions in the veterinary heath care system.
Demonstrated excellent judgement and experience in decision-making;
Has experience in developing and executing quality improvement, training and safety initiatives
Demonstrate initiative and self-motivation to follow through on responsibilities in a timely manner.
Energized by developing others and understands how people learn and how change happens at the individual and organizational level.
What is in it for you?
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation leave, health and personal leave; 12 holidays (including end of year winter break) and superior retirement contributions with multiple investment opportunities.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link: Benefits at Cornell.
Working at the College of Veterinary Medicine also comes with additional benefits, including access to exercise classes during business hours, an active Staff Council dedicated to improving the work environment, and an overall welcoming community interested in helping its members be successful.
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