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House Supervisor

Company: Davis Reeder Hall DVM PLC
Location: Annandale
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The purpose of the House Supervisor (HS) is to facilitate a smooth operation for Columbia Pike Animal Hospital and Emergency Center treatment of LVTs,Veterinary Assistants and Kennel Technicians. This person must assume many roles involving communication, leadership, encouragement, team support, subject matter expertise, teaching and coaching, delegation, continuous improvement, process management, and compliance. While this is not an all-inclusive list in the duties and responsibilities of a House Supervisor (HS), this job description will provide guidance to the expectations and requirements for the role.

  • Communicates objectives, motivates others, promotes teamwork, builds and maintains morale. Demonstrates "take charge" capabilities. Takes an active role in hospital staff meetings. Maintains core values and standards of conduct with staff.
  • Promotes cooperative working environment. Understands the value of teamwork and shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform as necessary to help the hospital function as a unit.
  • Promotes continuous quality improvement for the practice's success and vision.
  • Is polite and respectful to all staff, even in times of stress.
  • Assess staff and doctor's needs, prioritizes critical tasks and emergencies, delegates assignments and tasks to appropriate team members.
  • Train new staff members and ensure completion of Phase Training Levels. Provide continued educational opportunities to ensure all staff members are performing their duties correctly and efficiently.
  • Manage the Hospitalized, Surgery, and all Treatment Departments (GP & Lab); Coordinate daily and shift activities and prioritizes, assigning staff members to projects and activities as needed. Hold staff members accountable for their shift duties and assignments, providing support and redirection when needed.
  • Resolve issues during shifts such as correcting staff performance, checking the completion of duties by staff, attendance and punctuality concerns, and interpersonal conflict, seeking the support from the Treatment Manager if necessary.
    • Performs all duties in accordance with hospital medical policies and procedures.
    • Prepares and maintains the exam rooms and treatment areas: regularly cleanliness, restocking, and assessing for workplace safety.
    • Accurately maintains patient records: physical and electronic through Cornerstone.
    • Assists the doctor and licensed veterinary technicians in medical, or surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; assists the doctor in administering anesthetics; monitors patients during surgery and recovery; administers fluids.
    • Gives injections and administers oral medications in accordance with government regulations and hospital policy.
    • Performs emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, and external chest compressions.
    • Assists in restraining pets when necessary.
    • Performs clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis, and fungal cultures; draws blood for laboratory analysis; maintains file of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded inpatient records.
    • Takes radiographs and administers EKGs and EEGs.
    • Admits and discharges patients on the doctor's orders, ensuring that patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state. Counsels clients on various aspects of animal care; explains dosage/purpose of medications; reinforces the proper care and procedures that should be followed at home; makes follow-up calls to clients.
    • Understands usage and dosage for all prescription drugs including heartworm preventative and prescription flea control products and can readily explain them to the clients.
    • Facilitates, maintains, and delegates as needed to deliver a consistent standard that all surgical materials are cleaned in alignment with OHSA standards after they are used; keeps the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery. To include surgical packs and gowns.
    • Assists other staff members as required.
    • Performs other duties as determined by the doctors and management staff.

Keywords: Davis Reeder Hall DVM PLC, Annandale , House Supervisor, Other , Annandale, Virginia

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