Clinical Director

Sidcup (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary up to £83,000 FTE depending on experience
Closing date
22 Mar 2024
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Clinical Director 
ParkVets, Sidcup 
Salary up to £83,000 FTE depending on experience 

We have an excellent, RARE opportunity for a Clinical Director here at ParkVets on a fixed-term contract for a minimum period of 12 months.
As Clinical Director you will be based at the hospital to perform your role, which involves a mix of management duties and clinical work to meet the needs of the business. You will be responsible for driving the progression and success of the business, whilst promoting excellent clinical care for patients. You will be expected to lead a team of veterinary surgeons, ensuring clinical standards are met. Your clinical time can be split between the hospital and branches, where you will have the ability to both consult and perform clinical procedures. You will work closely, and collaboratively with the Practice Manager to ensure smooth teamwork across the support team, nursing team and vet team. 

This role is full-time, but we are open to flexible working requests. We would also welcome applications from experienced Veterinary Surgeons who are looking for that next step.

Why Join Our Exceptional Group? 

ParkVets is a well-established, leading hospital in Southeast London consisting of one hospital and 6 small, local branches which feed into it. Our hospital offers a mixture of first opinion and mid-tier referral services, including out-of-hours services during weekends, nights, and bank holidays.
ParkVets consists of one hospital and 6 small, local branches which feed into it. The hospital offers a mixture of first opinion and mid-tier referral services, including out-of-hours services during weekends, nights and bank holidays.

The main hospital boasts facilities including: 
⦁    5 consulting rooms
⦁    Separate dog and cat waiting areas
⦁    Separate dog and cat wards
⦁    Exotics ward
⦁    Separate dog and cat theatres
⦁    Laparoscopic surgical equipment 
⦁    Two dental suites
⦁    Ultrasonography suite
⦁    Radiography suite
⦁    Ward space for intensive care patients
⦁    State of the art in house laboratory
The hospital is based in Sidcup, just off the A20 and easily accessible from the M25 and A2. There is ample car parking in the surrounding area. The hospital is also a short walk from Sidcup train station.

Join a Supportive Team 

Here at ParkVets, we boast a team of 30 vets, 30 nurses and a strong support team to meet the caseload of the hospital and branches. 
We hold certificate holders in Opthalmology, Oncology, Imaging, Surgery, Exotics, Internal Medicine and Dentistry meaning we can offer a range of clinical expertise across various disciplines. Our nursing team is experienced, offering a huge variety of skillset.

More About You 

Our ideal person will have a thorough knowledge of first-opinion veterinary care and be able to inspire and lead a team of experienced Vets and Nurses to ensure the highest clinical standards are met. You will be passionate about delivering top-quality veterinary care and customer service and be confident in coaching and guiding colleagues. You will be an experienced veterinary surgeon, with experience of working and line managing a team. We are looking for a team player, who is happy and willing to support your team when called upon. An advanced certificate holder is ideal but not essential.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -
Work-life balance
⦁    7.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
⦁    Your birthday as a paid day off
⦁    Private medical insurance
⦁    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
⦁    Cycle to Work scheme
⦁    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
⦁    Non-accidental injury support
⦁    £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
⦁    Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
⦁    Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
⦁    All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
⦁    All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
⦁    Infection Prevention and Control Programme
⦁    Quality Improvement Programme
Professional Memberships
⦁    BVA membership
⦁    VDS cover
⦁    RCVS fees
⦁    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
⦁    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
⦁    Discounted staff pet care

Please quote BH11707 when you apply. 

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You would be forgiven for thinking that all veterinary practices are alike - after all every vet wants the very best for their patients - but the variation in service levels is as extensive in the veterinary world as it is in any other profession.

Parkvets is an accredited Tier 3 practice with all the facilities and equipment that would imply.  We manage the vast majority of our cases in-house without the need for expensive and inconvenient referral and we operate our own out-of-hours service.

To achieve this we have a team of 16 vets supported by more than 20 nurses - most of whom are fully qualified - who tend our in-patients morning, noon and night.  And our vets have over 90 years of cumluative experience, so there is not much we haven't seen.

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