Mdzananda Animal Clinic: Hospital Manager

Mdzananda Animal Clinic - Khayelitsha
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 14 June, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Mdzananda Animal Clinic is a permanent, veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha, a community that is home to more than a million people. The clinic was founded in 1996 and provides primary veterinary healthcare services to the community’s animals.

Mdzananda Animal Welfare Clinic seeks to appoint a Hospital Manager, based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the effective and efficient running of the clinic;
  • Management of clinic staff - ensure responsibilities are adhered to and where necessary ensure disciplinary action is taken;
  • Train and monitor of clinic staff - record keeping, educating clients, client and patient management;
  • Draw up schedules - clinic staff, staff overtime, weekend duties, mobile clinics, staff holidays;
  • Stock takes and weekly drug/consumables orders - manage stocks of consumables, drugs, dog and cat food and maintain adequate supplies within project budget constraints;
  • Recording and monthly compilation of statistics – maintain and where necessary develop the current patient data system, report statistics to our funders;
  • Fleet management – ensure vehicles are adequately maintained and log books properly recorded;
  • Ensure proper cleaning protocols are adhered to;
  • Ensure veterinary equipment is maintained properly within project budget constraints;
  • Host and supervise guests and volunteers – manage this where necessary in conjunction with the project manager and fundraising and communications manager;
  • Assist and liaise with project manager and fundraise and communications officer as necessary;
  • Liaise with Board of Trustees and funders as required.

Requirements:

  • Management skills;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills (written, telephone and face-to-face) in English;
  • Planning and time management;
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks and to work to strict deadlines;
  • High level of organisation, administration skills and attention to detail;
  • Self-directed;
  • Proven ability to take initiative and to work without supervision, both individually and in a team setting;
  • Computer literacy, including sound knowledge of MS Office suite and the Internet;
  • Proven experience coordinating/managing staff and volunteers;
  • Impeccable personal integrity and the ability to manage confidential information;
  • High level of flexibility and initiative;
  • South African citizenship or legally authorised to work in South Africa;
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Passion for and commitment to Mdzananda’s mission and work; understanding and experience of the realities of animal welfare in South Africa;

Beneficial but not necessary:

  • Understanding and experience of animal welfare/healthcare environment of South Africa;
  • Understanding of and experience in community dynamics of South Africa;
  • Understanding or ability speaking isiXhosa;
  • Understanding and use of social media i.e. Facebook.

Remuneration: Negotiable.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of your referees and one page essay on how and why you believe that you can be an asset to Mdzananda at marcelle@mdzananda.co.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about Mdzananda Animal Welfare Clinic, refer to www.mdzananda.co.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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