Practice Manager - Companion Animal Hospital

Massey University

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Aug 27

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College of Sciences

Palmerston North

The School of Veterinary Science's Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) is seeking a Practice Manager for its Companion Animal Hospital. Reporting to the Director of the VTH, this role will provide practice management and leadership to large primary care and referral hospital.

The Practice Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all operational functions within the clinical areas of the Companion Animal Hospital of Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital are performed efficiently and effectively. This includes human resources, financial management, client services, and adherence to legal and ethical standards. It includes supervision, leadership, and management of the Companion Animal Hospital services and of the nursing and administrative staff.

The VTH is the main clinical setting for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate veterinarians. As part of Massey University, also supports research and the advancement of clinical practice.

To be successful in this role you must have had a minimum of two years of experience in practice management or an equivalent role in a relevant area such as small animal practice or veterinary industry. You will have a good affinity for people and be able to work with a wide variety of staff roles. A strong value for education and academic knowledge, paired with sound business acumen and effective practice management experience, will be essential to be successful in this role.

Massey offers more than a salary and extra university holiday

Massey prides itself on many joint initiatives (city-wide) that offer a range of products, services, and perks to Massey staff which are free or at preferential discounts. The University also offers a substantial contribution toward superannuation.

Seeking work / life flexibility

If you are not familiar with Palmerston North, it is a family-friendly, eminently bikeable, compact city of approximately 88,000 people and is centrally located in the North Island of New Zealand

There is easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, road and mountain biking clubs, outstanding golf courses, and surfing. The city has a vibrant cafe culture, abundant restaurants, diverse community groups, large cultural city events, and hosts international attractions.

In less than two hours' drive, you can be immersed in the vibrant capital city culture of Wellington, you could tour our world-renown wine-growing country in the sunny Hawke's Bay or you could be water skiing in NZ's crown tourist spot; Lake Taupo. In addition, we cannot forget the outstanding ski fields in NZ's central plateau. So, are your lifestyle pursuits within easy reach like ours?

For further information contact Jane Langton-Burnell, VTH Director, School of Veterinary Science

Closing date: 31 August 2021

Reference number: CS_SVSVTHCAH_1058_08/21

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