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 public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn University is located in the east central Alabama community of Auburn-Opelika. Collaborations with individuals in other Veterinary College departments and on the main campus, including the College of Engineering, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and new MRI Center contribute to the success of Auburn’s orthopedic clini...cal programs. The Auburn community has an excellent public school system and strong medical health facilities. Numerous cultural and recreational venues and idyllic escapes are within one hour of Auburn. Outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with 720 miles of shoreline, National Forest and State Parks are available. The major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL and Montgomery, AL are within an easy driving distance and offer a number of diverse personal interest points and travel venues.
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.