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Veterinary Surgeon, Nights - Alfreton 24-Hour Hospital, Derbyshire

Employer
Medivet
Location
Alfreton, Derbyshire
Salary
Salary of £40,000 - £72,000 Per Year (Pro-Rata)
Closing date
23 Mar 2024

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Sector
Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon, Surgeon
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

Medivet have an opportunity for a vet to join the night team at our 24 hour hospital in Alfreton, Derbyshire on on a fixed-term basis.

The practice is well-equipped with six consult rooms, separate dog and cat wards, three sterile theatres, separate suites for diagnostics, dental facilities, digital x-ray, two staff rooms and much more. Our hospital works to high standards throughout and is dedicated to delivering amazing client and patient care.

You will be working alongside a dedicated night RVN and have support from twilight staff for the first part of the shift and will be responsible for dealing with all out-of-hour care within both the hospital and the surrounding Medivet clinics.

This is a nine month fixed-term, part-time role working alongside our other night vets to complete the team. The rota would be as follows: Week 1- off, Week 2 - Monday to Wednesday on, Week 3 - Monday to Thursday on, week 4 - off.

Employee benefits:

  • Relocation package of up to £2000.
  • £1500 CPD allowance and 3 days paid CPD leave per year.
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Payment of RCVS, VDS & BVA fees.
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Paid sabbatical.
  • Additional paid leave for exceptional attendance.
  • Hapibenefits – Discounts on shopping, entertainment and meals out.

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.

This is the perfect opportunity to take the next step in your career by joining the growing Medivet community, we want to be the best place for vets and nurses to work and we're putting in the effort to do that. For more information contact daniel.scratcher@medivet.co.uk

Role accountabilities:

  • Perform a wide range of surgical procedures.
  • Conduct thorough pre-operative assessments and post-operative care to ensure patients receive the best possible care.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop treatment plans and provide clients with care instructions.
  • Utilise diagnostic laboratory, imaging and ultrasound testing where required.
  • Prescribe medication.
  • Promote preventative care by advocating and administering routine vaccinations and immunisations.
  • Educate clients on positive lifestyle choices and preventative care for their pets.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to members of the support team.
  • Ensure compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies & procedures.
  • Maintain patients medical records.

Your skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) or equivalent.
  • Registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to practice in the UK.
  • Understanding of relevant veterinary laws, regulations, and RCVS guidelines.
  • Proficiency in diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical conditions in animals.
  • Surgical skills for performing routine and complex procedures.
  • Knowledge of anaesthesia protocols and pain management.
  • Ability to provide compassionate care and ensure the well-being of animals.
  • Knowledge of animal behaviour and communication.
  • Strong diagnostic skills and experience in using diagnostic equipment such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and blood analysers.
  • Effective communication with colleagues and ability to explain medical conditions and treatment plans clearly to clients with empathy and compassion.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with other veterinary professionals, including veterinary nurses and support staff.
  • Critical thinking skills to diagnose complex cases, make informed treatment decisions, handle emergency cases and provide critical care to animals.
  • Adherence to high ethical standards in veterinary practice.

About us:

Our veterinary surgeons are at the front line of delivering exceptional care and play an integral part of each one of our sites, from routine health checks to advanced surgeries you’ll work directly with patients and clients to offer care that’s bespoke to them and provide essential support to lead vets or branch partners in delivering a gold standard experience.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work. Our mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means our employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available. We recognise the amazing work our people do and we strive to offer the best possible reward package in the veterinary sector.

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