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What you get to do:
The Hospital Manager is responsible for the efficient and successful functionality and daily operations of the veterinary hospital, diagnostic lab, and necropsy. This position leads the team of veterinary support staff, including the diagnostic lab techs & veterinary technicians, and is responsible of the team’s schedules, trainings, and development.
This position oversees the activities of the team and monitors the inventory of laboratory, pharmacy, surgical, medical, and necropsy supplies and equipment. The Hospital Manager also ensures compliance and standards are met with regulatory and accrediting bodies such as AZA, OSHA, DEA, State Radiation, etc. The Hospital Manager is integral to the maintenance of SeaWorld’s high animal welfare standards and to the advancement of the field and science of marine animal health. This role will support and participate in the animal welfare program and play an active role in research opportunities.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Leadership, Safety and Guest Satisfaction:
Assist with development and implementation of team member & department goals
Communicate professionally and openly within zoo and park-wide staff
Be a liaison between veterinarians and support staff
Demonstrate a commitment to company values and safety
Depending on qualifications, participate in medical and laboratory procedures
Maintain a clear understanding of safety SOPs and ensure compliance from support staff
Ensure hospital compliance with regulatory agencies & standards such as AZA, OSHA, DEA, State of Texas, etc.
Identifies critical vendors, creates & maintains blanket purchase orders, tracks invoicing, maintains point of contact with vendors as well as SeaWorld finance &procurement team
Facilitate wildlife rehabilitation program
Provide leadership support & workflow evaluation for veterinary laboratory and medical procedures not limited to analyses of hematology, chemistry, microbiology, mycology, parasitology, urinalysis, cytology, water chemistry, anesthesia, & diagnostic imaging.
Develop knowledge and ability to act as back-up registrar (e.g., permit acquisition, local/state/federal regulation, licensing)
Maintain equipment warranties, service contracts, and equipment maintenance
Coordinate with the education department regarding scheduling and implementation of programming needs
Ability to utilize computerized medical record keeping system, evaluate & approve lab results and medical record entries
Develops, evaluates, implements, & ensures compliance of departmental SOPs
Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical lab Science, Veterinary Technology, management or science related field
Professional certification as a ASCP Certified Medical Technologist, Licensed Veterinary Technician, or Certified Veterinary Practice Manager
Five years of experience in a veterinary or clinical laboratory field
Three years minimum experience in a manager or supervisory position demonstrating superior leadership & teamwork skills
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly as the needs of the animal collection develop
In-depth and current knowledge of laboratory equipment and technologies
Proficient with computer application, including in MS Office & medical record systems
Excellent Mathematical skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Must be available to work varying shifts/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid-, and closing shifts; weekends, and holidays
Physical requirements include: Able to lift, carry, push, pull up to 50 lbs extensive walking or standing indoors or outdoors; tasks that involve repetitive motions such as bending, stooping, or lifting
Previous laboratory & veterinary experience in AZA accredited zoological facility
Ability to interact with media, zoo employees and guests and appropriately represent the company
Previous experience with budget software (SAP) and medical records (TRACKS)
Advance knowledge in laboratory analysis
Computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
Dependent and Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Legal Assistance Plan
SEAWORLD PARKS & ENTERTAINMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO AGE, RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, PREGNANCY, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, DISABILITY OR COVERED VETERAN STATUS.