Clinical Director - Kent - Ref RL13823

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Clinical Director

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Clinical Director needed for our clients fantastic practice in Kent! You will receive a competitive salary, pension scheme and 6 weeks’ holiday per year. The working pattern is 4 days/week – OOH cases are referred to an external provider. Consulting hours run from 8am-8pm. Vets either start at 8am, 9am, 10:30am or 11am, with finish times of 6pm, 7pm or 8pm. They have at most 6-7 vets in per day with three consulting rooms operating over 12 hours, plus a group of vets and nurses working together on dedicated operating/procedures shifts. Lunch breaks run from 12:30/1pm to 2pm, with a dedicated 15 minute ward rounds at 1:45pm with all the vets and kennel nurses to discuss and finalise plans for inpatients. They have a group of night nurses who work 8pm-8am overnight and there is a rolling overnight inpatient duty system many of the vets are rota'd. In total there are 12 veterinary surgeons, 24 nurses (a mix of part time and full time including night nurses) and 18 administrative/reception staff. The hospital's vast prep room is a busy area with a constant flow of cases coming through. There's (thankfully) never a dull moment during the day and there's always either music on in the background and a smile found on many of the vets and nurses' faces. The team takes a collaborative approach to working with each other, ensuring they learn from each other where a learning opportunity presents itself. For this Clinical Director role, our clients would love for someone with small animal experience, a Certificate in any discipline, previous management experience and the desire to make a difference with the veterinary team as a whole. A true team player who listens to the needs of the wider veterinary team, communicates effectively and leads by example. The role requires ideally a 50:50 balance between clinical and non-clinical workloads to cater to the needs of clients as well as the pets they treat. The Clinical Director would also need to be able to support their less experienced vets. A strong desire for collaborative working with the rest of the Senior Management Team (Clinical Director, Practice Manager, Head Nurse, Deputy Head Nurse, Head Receptionist) is vital to ensure that the practice works collectively to achieve its shared goals. Benefits (subject to pro rata) • 6 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays • 5 days paid CPD leave • £1500 CPD Allowance per annum • Company bonus scheme • Private Medical Insurance • RCVS membership paid • VDS membership paid • BVA Membership paid • Plus much more For more information call us directly on 01392 444115 or email your CV to

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