Reporting to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, this position is responsible for the daily operations of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital while enhancing efficiency, client and referral services, and profitability. Oversees financial and personnel issues for the hospital with nearly 350 employees. Collaborates with all hospital supervisors to keep the hospital functioning effectively and with high morale.
The Auburn University Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides state-of-the-art veterinary care for large and small animals as a referral teaching hospital and community practice facility to residents throughout Alabama and neighboring states.
Oversees and manages the daily operations of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) and enhances profitability, efficiency, client and referral services. Focuses on continuous improvement.
Partners with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in developing, implementing, and maintaining practices and policies to ensure hospital operations remain efficient, financially viable, and positive for patients, clients and employees.
Manages staff including direct responsibility of three directors and 10 managers/ supervisors who in turn oversee approximately 300 full-time staff, TES, and student employees.
Partners with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and the leadership team to develop the strategic and operational goals and needs of the organization and support strategy implementation. Develops annual operating objectives and plans for the areas assigned.
Builds effective teams by attracting highly skilled workers, integrating employees into the organization, and developing and retaining team members to meet current and future business objectives. Monitor and assess organizational design, assessing structure, staffing levels, and providing recommendations to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.
Demonstrates visibility and accessibility to staff by making rounds, conducting staff meetings, and focusing on employee engagement strategies.
Monitors financial performance to ensure budgeted volumes, revenues and expenses are realized.
Partners with the Facilities Manager and in consultation with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs to monitor facilities maintenance and renovations and evaluate space utilization and maintenance of space inventory.
Administers the procurement, receiving, storage, and distribution processes of non-pharmaceutical supplies for all sections of the VTH.
Participates as a member of the senior VTH/Clinical Sciences management team, including internal and external advisory committees.
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Minimum Education and Experience:
The position requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Health Care Management, Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field plus 7 years of experience.
Experience must be in human or veterinary hospital health care administration to include fiscal management, budgeting, cost accounting, and personnel management and must include at least 2 years’ experience supervising full-time staff. Previous experience in an academic teaching heath care environment is highly desirable.
Minimum Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of hospital operations to include business, personnel, maintenance, and operational activities.
Must be detail oriented and able to focus on nuances of multiple hospital operations.
Effective communication skills with diverse groups, including faculty, staff, and external customers.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; organizational and interpersonal skills.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including full proficiency in Excel.
Skills to manage and implement change, as well as motivate and mentor staff while increasing performance.
Ability to convey business needs in a clear, concise and effective manner.
Demonstrated ability to show respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets.
About Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2022 edition of U.S. News and World Report, it was ranked 42nd among the nation’s public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. Enrollment in 2021 was over 31,000 students and included 24,931 undergraduates, 5,346 graduate students, and 1,249 professional-doctorate students in Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. There are 1,644 instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools. Degrees are offered in more than 200 academic programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. Collaborative opportunities are readily available within the College of Veterinary Medicine and across the Auburn University campus as well as at medical colleges at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory University.