Lafayette Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Hospital Manager to join our team!
At Lafayette Animal Hospital, we've provided quality medical, dental and surgical care to the pets of the greater Bay Area since 1933. We take pride in caring for our clients' pets' growth and well being throughout their lifetimes, and understand that their pet is a member of the family and their needs are very important. Although we may have started this business many years ago, we have modernized the practice by offering digital radiography, dental radiography, endoscopy procedures, color Doppler ultrasound, and onsite laboratory equipment so that we can better understand what may be going on with our patients.
Many members of our staff have been with us for many years. We're really proud of that-- it makes us a true family veterinary practice. It allows for consistency of care and ensures your satisfaction because your veterinarian and staff will really get to know you and your pets. If you are dedicated to compassionate care, client education, and providing our patients the best care possible- then apply today!
The Hospital Manager is a leader and an integral member of the veterinary hospital management team. The Hospital Manager partners with the Managing Veterinarian to provide a smooth and profitable operation by driving revenue and managing costs while creating a hospital culture based on high quality patient care and exceptional customer service. Responsibilities include managing, planning, and coordinating the overall operations of the hospital, and cultivating a supportive and collaborative team environment.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Leadership and Planning
Acts as a champion for change and identifies, documents, shares, and promotes best practices.
Participates in the planning and budget maintenance process.
Establishes goals for the practice and staff.
Creates the hospital schedule and manages labor costs to budget.
Oversees employee benefits program and hospital insurance plans.
Develops and implements hospital policy, including DEA/Controlled Substances and OSHA compliance.
Performs quality checks and reviews of client files.
Monitors computer systems and works with HelpDesk to resolve technical systems/equipment issues.
Partners with the Managing Veterinarian to address staffing needs including hiring, training, reviewing, and disciplining of staff.
Implements performance-based incentive and rewards and recognition programs.
Manages staff, including grooming and boarding staff if applicable.
Tracks and maintains current licensure for all DVMs.
Demonstrates and reinforces the highest level of client service
Resolves client issues and escalations, and oversees client follow-up communication.
Drives client visits through strategic client communication and local marketing efforts (i.e. Community).
Ensures payroll is accurately completed and submitted for all hospital staff.
Manages accounts receivable and cash on hand, including performing invoice audit reviews.
Manages hospital inventory and controls facility and administrative costs.
Performs other duties essential to the performance of the hospital as assigned.
Bachelors degree in business or related degree is preferred.
3-5 years of experience in a manager role, including customer service experience.
Experience in a veterinary hospital setting in positions of increased responsibility is a plus.
Knowledge and/or experience in the following areas:
Multi-functional operations including budget and labor management.
Manage time and tasks appropriately and remain flexible with assigned duties.
Supervisory and leadership experience.
Reporting and data analysis.
Problem solving and resolution management skills.
Oral and written communication skills.
Basic computer skills i.e. Microsoft Office suite (Previous practice management software knowledge preferred: Avimark).
Interpersonal skills with staff and clients, and works well in a team environment.
Customer service strategies and effective marketing techniques.
HR policies and protocol development.
Staff management including: coaching, developing, and motivating staff.
Conduct performance appraisals.
Delegate responsibility and achieve results with hospital team members.
Make decisions confidently and effectively.
Model a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.