Cranes Point, Gardiners Lane South, Basildon, Essex
Southfields Veterinary Specialists
£22,500 per annum, Salary up to
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Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting talented Night Patient Care Assistants to support our team of highly skilled specialists, residents, interns, nurses, trainee nurses and veterinary nursing assistants.
Our core values ensure that we offer the same exceptional standard of care to our patients during the day and night. We are looking to meet candidates who are passionate about animal welfare and developing their knowledge and experience within the veterinary industry.
You will work both independently and as part of a team to support the provision of inpatient and emergency care to patients from all disciplines, including neurology, surgery, oncology and internal medicine. You will have the opportunity to build upon your existing skillset through a thorough and supported induction alongside the completion of the Linnaeus Patient Care Assistant Course, covering topics such as animal husbandry, pharmacy, laboratory and theatre.
This is a working shift with suitable rest breaks and facilities provided.
This is an exciting time to join Southfields as we expand our offering and invest in new services. Joining us will allow you to work within an exceptional team and develop your career whilst being exposed to cases from all disciplines. Referral experience is not essential, as full training and support will be provided, however, experience within a similar role would be advantageous.
Southfields are proud to encourage the continued professional development of their associates and, upon successful completion of your induction, you will be considered for enrolment to the Level 2 Veterinary Care Support Assistant apprenticeship with the potential to progress to a Student Veterinary Nurse position in the future.
Opportunities for career development: You will have the opportunity to build upon your existing skillset through a thorough and supported induction alongside the completion of the Linnaeus Patient Care Assistant Course, covering topics such as animal husbandry, pharmacy, laboratory and theatre.
You need to be a highly motivated self-starter with the:
Desire to provide gold standard care to all our patients
Ability and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team
Inclination to learn, and develop your clinical skills.
You must fulfil the following requirements:
Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work
Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK.
7:30pm - 7:30am, 5 on 10 off rolling rota. You will be required to participate in an on-call rota.
- Pro-rata for part-time Associates
5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
RCVS and VDS fees paid
External CPD funded
Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
Career progression opportunities
Staff discount schemes
Enhanced sickness pay
Enhanced equal family leave
E-car salary sacrifice schemeWellness program including:
Employee assistance programme
Eyecare voucher scheme
Free annual flu jab
Cycle to work scheme
Recruitment referral reward scheme.
At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.
Southfields is the new name in Referral services. It's a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in providing new innovative services, a contemporary state-of-the-art working environment and commitment to personal and career development. With an excellent support team in place, you'll be able to concentrate on what you do best in a friendly and supportive practice.
We would love to hear from you, please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or to apply, .
Part of an amazing global family
Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets. We are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team. Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.
The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.
Linnaeus is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse for all our associates.
If you would like to apply for this role, please click the Apply Button or for more information, please feel free to reach out directly to our Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]