Veterinary Surgeon Required At Oakmount Veterinary Centre - Burnley, Lancashire.
1 month ago
Oakmount Veterinary Centre
Burnley, Lancashire, United KingdomThe Role
We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon, to cover maternity leave in our supportive and empathetic veterinary hospital in Burnley. This is a fixed term contract to commence March 2021 for a 12-month period. We ask that you deliver empathetic, trust-building consultations for wellness and ill/injured animals and demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills to create and implement diagnostic and therapeutic treatment plans.
This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week inclusive of working 1:6 weekends, therefore an average 4 day working week of 38 hours. Various shifts between 8am and 7.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Covering 1 Bank Holiday per year with a day off in Lieu. No emergency OOH on call, however, our surgeons do participate in a shared overnight inpatient rota in providing care for our hospitalised patients.
Oakmount Veterinary Hospital is situated in a thriving market town surrounded on all sides by breath-taking Pennine countryside, with fantastic travel links to the city of Manchester and Leeds and within easy commute to the lake district. With a team of 8 vets, 11 RVNs, 4 SVNs, 2 kennel assistants, 6 receptionist and other support staff, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and outstanding patient care. We have all the equipment you would expect - a suite of Idexx machines, Ultrasound, rigid laparoscopy, digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, endoscope etc, but it is our friendly and supportive team that makes us who we are!
You will be registered with the RCVS and will have clinical experience and confidence in your abilities to communicate with clients and perform much of the day-to-day work of a small animal Veterinary Surgeon. You will have a genuine fondness for people and be able to work well with clients and staff to achieve a good outcome and be able to work through the challenges that inevitably occur in busy hospitals. You will also have a desire to grow and be the type of person who seeks out feedback and opportunities to develop. You will be the sort of person who is flexible. So, occasionally, if a case needs a little more attention or a rota goes sideways you are happy to get the job done or help a colleague out. This does not happen often because we schedule very carefully to make sure you have a life away from work. But as you have probably noticed in veterinary medicine, not everything is under our control, so having a team who “have each other’s back” is very important to us and helps us to enjoy a happy culture.
Benefits (Subject to pro rata)
• 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
• 5 days paid CPD leave
• £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
• Private Medical Insurance
• VDS Membership paid
• BVA Membership paid
• Service based holiday entitlement increases
• VDS cover
• Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
• Enhanced paternity pay
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• CPD/training support
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Employee opinion survey
• Free uniform in a number of roles
• Annual pay reviews
• Social events
• Sponsorship for overseas employees
• Academy & Leadership courses
• Focus on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
• Free flu jabs
As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
Job Ref: BH2155
Address: Trafalgar Street, Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom