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Veterinary Nursing Supervisor-Medicine Section

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 517320
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Health Profession, Veterinary Medicine, Medical
Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Veterinary Nursing Supervisor to join our dedicated team to help provide exemplary patient care and customer service. This position plays a vital role in overseeing our nursing staff for the Medicine Section which includes Internal Medicine, Hill’s Pet Health, Urgent Care, Emergency, Dermatology, and Oncology services. Nursing Supervisors provide a high-level of input on patient care and helps to direct the work flow in various areas of the hospital. This position holds many responsibilities including the assigning of daily tasks, management of staff hours, establishing of performance standards, and helping in the growth and development of veterinary nurses. This position is given the opportunity to advance their skillset through continuing education and various learning experiences. Working hours for Nursing Supervisors in this position will primarily include daytime hours Monday-Friday with occasional variances. Excellent communication and leadership skills are utilized daily.

Why Join Us:

The Veterinary Health Center is a teaching hospital that offers routine, emergency, and specialty care services. The VHC strives to provide exceptional care for patients from high-quality routine healthcare to state-of-the-art advanced therapy for seriously ill patients. The Veterinary Health Center is located in Manhattan, Kansas and is a vibrant college community with a population of over 55,000 in the Flint Hills. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes 24 vacation days plus other paid time off (holidays, sick, and discretionary), health insurance, life insurance, and retirement plans. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of a two-year college program in veterinary or animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and five years of relevant experience as a state credentialed veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, CVT).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic veterinary medical concepts, animal behavior and animal husbandry.
  • Advanced knowledge of nursing care, service flow, and section requirements.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and to be proactive in assisting others and caring for patients.
  • Knowledge of broader level hospital management.
  • Ability to lead other veterinary technicians while performing similar tasks.
  • Skilled in time management and prioritizing daily tasks.
  • Skilled in interpersonal communication, written and oral.
  • Skilled in basic computer skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to provide high level of input on patient care.
  • Ability to write policies and procedures.
  • Ability to perform diagnostic procedures.
  • Ability to adhere to appropriate safety procedures.
  • Ability to work in high intensity environment.
  • Ability to train other employees.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$25.76-$40.39 per hour 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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