Kitsap Humane Society's Clinic Manager is responsible for managing the Veterinary Services department to meet objectives for budget, strategic plan and quality medical care. He/she supervises the veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and department volunteers. He/she collaborates in a multi-department team environment and works closely with all medical staff to maximize the efficiency of the population flow within the shelter and provide veterinary services to external and internal customers. The Clinic Manager must provide exceptional leadership and support the mission, goals and philosophy of Kitsap Humane Society (KHS). The position is estimated to encompass at least 2/3 of staff time performing administration and oversight for the department, with the remaining performing hands-on care and licensed technician duties for the shelter as needed in order to meet department goals.
Supervises the veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, clinic externs and volunteers assigned to the clinic.
Performs the duties of a veterinary technician as needed, including health and temperament exams, assistance in surgery, treatments and animal husbandry tasks
Coordinates closely with other Managers, Directors and Coordinators across the shelter, including Foster, Transfer, Animal Care and Adoption departments to ensure efficient animal flow during changes in population, special events, etc while also providing high quality medical and surgical care.
Assists Director of Shelter Medicine (DSM) with, the formulation and implementation of department objectives, practices, plans and decisions
Responsible for the inventory of department supplies and ensures adequate stock. Performs year-end full-stock inventories, carries out regularly scheduled stock checks and controls, and performs quarterly controlled substance inventory.
Works with DSM to manage clinic operations within departmental budget
Maintains accurate files and records, especially pertaining to medical, surgical and euthanasia records
Maintains compliance with any safety, health and labor regulations
Schedules annual department equipment maintenance for autoclaves, microscope, anesthetic machines, and other equipment as needed
Assures a clean, orderly and positive working environment
Other duties as assigned
A high degree of independent judgment is required. Diverse duties on a weekly basis are to be expected, as routine varies day to day. Formal policies and procedures are followed or developed as needed. This position requires the ability to address the daily medical needs of the shelter population, while also accomplishing managerial functions at the same time. Must be able to maintain concentration on a task, or series of tasks, while dealing with frequent interruptions. Must be able to stand or sit for four to six hours at a time. Must be able to crouch, bend from the waist, and kneel. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation. Must be able to lift over 50 pounds, with or without accommodation, from floor to table and vice-versa.
Current Washington State veterinary technician license
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent on Experience
Kitsap Humane Society is an independent nonprofit committed to providing positive life changing solutions to people and animals in need. We do so by accepting, sheltering and rehabilitating companion animals in need; providing humane rescue, protection, prevention, adoption and education services; implementing progressive life-saving and life-affirming programs; collaborating and partnering with o...ur region and supporters to build a model humane community.
Our Vision is that every adoptable companion animal has a home.