Minnieville Animal Hospital is looking for an experienced Practice Manager
We are currently seeking an experienced practice manager for our fast paced busy small animal practice located in Dale City, VA.
JOB DESCRIPTION VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGER
REPORTS TO: Practice Owner
The practice manager is responsible for the business activities of the practice including: hiring and training support staff; working with the owner to prepare financial statements and budgets, monitoring key performance indicators and setting fees; maintaining inventory and an inventory control system; managing the hospital software; and implementing safety and security procedures. This is a leadership position with the additional responsibility of ensuring a positive work environment in which the practice achieves its goals.
Promotes a client-centered environment and facilitates programs and processes that meet client needs.
Maintains the practice philosophy for attracting new clients and retaining existing clients.
Facilitates resolution of client problems that doctors or other staff members cannot finalize.
Resolves financial problems with clients, collecting delinquent accounts and "NSF'” checks; determines when special financial agreements are appropriate.
Plans and organizes all personnel activities.
Develops and updates the employee handbook, written job descriptions, employee personnel files.
Schedules and coordinates regular performance reviews.
Hires and manages support staff and/or staff supervisors; schedules staff and doctors.
In consultation with owners and doctors, sets and periodically reviews salaries and benefits.
Provides phase training and helps staff plan for continuing education; establishes and maintains publications and veterinary medicine library.
Resolves staff issues.
Is accessible by staff while maintaining a professional relationship with them.
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
Works with the accountant in preparing budgets and financial statements, and providing information for tax planning and tax returns.
Reviews financial statements and key performance indicators and discusses them with the owners and doctors.
POSITION OVERVIEW RESPONSIBILITIES
Sets goals for hospital performance based on previous performance and mission/vision; designs strategies for meeting these goals.
Supervises usage of practice software to ensure that client records are entered consistently and correctly. · Monitors and reports on accounts payable and receivable.
Establishes an inventory control system to assure adequate stocks of supplies are available; plans for periodic audits; negotiates best prices.
Develops a schedule for hospital/vehicle maintenance; contracts for and supervises all maintenance activities to ensure that practice medical standards are met.
Orders and supervises storage of non-medical supplies.
Maintains a facility/vehicle visually appealing to client and staff.
Designs and administers safety and security regulations and training. MARKETING
Initiates new programs and markets services through public relations campaigns.
Promotes internal marketing programs to increase client/patient visitation rate.
Maintains effective advertising in yellow pages and other appropriate venues.
Communicates objectives, motivates staff, builds and maintains morale; maintains core values and standards.
Takes an active role in practice staff meetings.
Promotes cooperative working environment among staff members; understands the value of teamwork; shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform as necessary to help the practice function as a unit.
Understands and carries out oral and written directions.
Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
Promotes continuous quality improvement.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Licensure Requirements
Associates/Bachelors in Business or related field
Certified Practice Management Designation: Desired, but not required.
Additional Salary Information: $40,000-$50,000 based upon experience
About Minnieville Animal Hospital
We are small animal clinic open in the area for 25+ years. We see mostly dogs and cats and some small pockets pets. We offer boarding, grooming, preventative medicine, surgery, dental, and laser therapy. We are a fast paced clinic with three doctors.