Senior Veterinary Surgeon, Grimsby
Permanent, full time
We are one of the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.
What is the role?
Are you looking for the opportunity to work in a no blame culture, active encouragement to pursue your interests, managers who are visible and approachable, and a team that enjoys working together? Are you looking for a better work/life balance with support from an excellent, well-structured organisation?
Blue Cross hospitals provide veterinary treatment for animals belonging to those people whose financial circumstances do not allow them to afford private veterinary fees. The range of work carried out is similar to that in private practice, but although we are a charity, we pride ourselves on offering an excellent level of care to our patients and their owners. We offer a high-quality working environment with facilities including digital X-Ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, multiparameter anaesthetic monitors and infusion pumps. Many of our vets hold certificates or have special interests and are more than happy to share their knowledge and help you develop your clinical skills.
We hold regular clinical governance discussions and have developed an award-winning set of clinical guidelines to assist our vets in pragmatic decision making, where patient welfare is a priority. High standards are important to us but so is the ability to discuss openly where lessons have been learnt, within a safe, non-judgmental environment. We recognise that we work within a profession where compassion fatigue is a risk to us all. Our regular reflective rounds, providing an environment for the team to get together and process difficult events, are just one of the ways in which we promote and support mental well-being.
We are looking for a Senior Veterinary Surgeon happy to support and line manage a team of veterinary surgeons and supporting the chief vet, with a caring attitude to animals and owners and will be able to communicate well with colleagues and clients. Our hospitals see a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases, both surgical and medical, you will be supporting the team that you manage so it is desirable that you have small animal and line management experience. The role will be based at our Grimsby hospital on a shared OOH rota for evening and weekend shifts with time off in lieu given like for like.
What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
• Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
It would also be great if you had:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving licence
• Line management experience
Want to know more? Great! We have attached the job description which will provide you with more detailed information.
If you excel in an environment where you can see the difference you make every day then this is the role for you. Interested? Then apply and let’s work together to see if this is the role for you.
To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process.
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PLEASE NOTE: That due to the current circumstances with COVID19, interviews may be held via Skype and the process may be slightly delayed.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.
Salary: Competitive salary
Closing Date: 29th May
Interviews: The estimated date for interview is the first week of June but due to the uncertainty of COVID19, this may change