Hospital Administrator - South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care

Practice Management Columbia, South Carolina


Position at South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care

South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care is a well-established small animal referral and 24 hour emergency hospital located in Columbia, South Carolina. If you are interested in a unique opportunity to be a part of something great and want to lead a team of professionals dedicated to providing excellent patient and customer care, this is the opportunity you have been looking for! We have a state-of-the-art facility and are both VECCS and AAHA accredited. 

The Hospital Administrator (HA) is critical to the success of the hospital, ensuring a positive culture built on shared values and direct communication, creating operational efficiencies, and problem-solving to improve client service and employee engagement. Typically, the HA is the “Integrator” on the hospital’s accountability chart and certainly participates in the Pathway Planning leadership meetings. 

The Hospital Administrator oversees the business activities of the hospital, including hiring and training hospital staff; working with Pathway finance to prepare and manage budgets; monitoring and analyzing key performance indicators; setting fees; maintaining inventory and an inventory control system; managing the hospital software; and proactively developing and executing strategic plans and projects. 

Culture and Work Environment
  • Communicates the practice’s values and mission to the team. Motivates staff, and helps build and maintain morale.
  • Upholds core values and standards.
  • Holds regular staff meetings, including a component of mandatory training on standards of service and standards of care.
  • Promotes a cooperative working environment among staff members; understands the value of teamwork.
  • Is enthusiastically willing to perform as necessary to help the hospital function as a unit.
  • Promotes continuous quality improvement (CQI) to ensure the practice’s success and achieve the vision.
  • Ability to analyze various sources of data in order to establish priorities and initiate operational programs
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Sound, balanced personal judgment in decision-making
  • Capable of leading, managing, and developing staff at all levels
  • Ability to work along side Medical Director for established goals of the hospital
  • Demonstrated competence in all aspects of staff management, from retention and coaching to hiring and firing
  • Demonstrated ability to show empathy toward clients and treat animals with respect and compassion.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; 
  • A commitment to outstanding client service.
  • Demonstrated competence in budgeting and financial reporting, including reading and analyzing a P&L statement
  • Solid math and Excel/spreadsheet skills.
  • Certified Veterinary Practice Manager designation or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Three years of supervisory experience.
  • Preferred: MBA or related degree
  • Preferred: three years or more of managing a large veterinary practice or multiple sites.
  • Preferred: project management
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 40 pounds without assistance and objects weighing more than 40 pounds with assistance.
  • Availability to occasionally work uncommon hours and overtime, and to be subject to recall for business emergencies.
We want our employees to deliver the highest quality of care and enjoy life beyond work.

Fantastic benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, 401k, PTO, CE credit, and a generous pet discounts!

We look forward to hearing from you!