Associate Director, Veterinary Nursing - Foster Hospital for Small Animals - (21001082)
Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in veterinary medicine in the country. Located in Grafton, MA our beautiful campus is situated in a country atmosphere within an easy reach of major highways.
The Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides high-quality veterinary medical/surgical care to inpatient, outpatient, and critical/emergent small animal cases and superior customer service to our clients. In addition the hospital provides a positive learning experience for Tufts veterinary students encompassing all specialties at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals.
We offer a generous compensation package to include medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement and generous holiday, sick and vacation time. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. Some other perks of working here include a CE allowance, a beautiful New England campus with an on-campus cafe, and all major holidays being observed by the University.
This position has a leadership role with responsibility for recruitment and retention of veterinary technicians in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. The position oversees the overall daily management and direction of the clinic floor activities related to inpatient care. Other responsibilities include implementing policies, procedures, and guidelines to maintain compliance with regulations and primary responsibility for patient care issues. This position will be responsible for all inpatient service staffing decisions, training, cross training, scheduling, reviewing performance and resolving personnel and scheduling issues that may arise.
The successful candidate works closely with their direct reports to ensure there is open communication and accountability and will manage the performance of staff in concert with their direct reports. Operational oversight is critical to continuously improve the hospital's patient care and customer service.
This position reports directly to the Hospital Director with a broken-line reporting relationship for financial and administrative responsibilities to the Hospital Administrator.
Education - BA/BS with 7+ years of related experience in a veterinary practice environment.
Candidate should have 3+ years of managerial supervisory experience.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Demonstrated leadership experience; excellent computer skills; outstanding organizational, interpersonal, communications and time-management skills; ability to exercise discretion and interact effectively with people at all levels and from diverse backgrounds; maintain professional positive outlook, handle multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work with frequent interruptions and to multi-task; exceptional attention to detail.
If candidate is a Veterinary Technician, CVT is preferred.
Enjoy working with people and solving problems.
Demonstrated knowledge of veterinary patient care software (EMR - electronic medical record) systems.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
The Hospital's hours are 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The position may require occasional evening and weekend hours.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Organization: Foster Hosp - Cummings-Vet
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 8, 2021, 3:21:57 PM
Internal Number: 21001082
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