Night-Time Emergency Critical Care Veterinary Surgeon - Northumberland - Ref BP10713

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Veterinary Surgeon

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My client is currently looking for a night-time Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Surgeon to join their friendly team. This is a full-time role working 49 hours per week, 7 nights on and 7 nights off. Part-time options are available, for example 7-on, 21-off with or without day shifts in between but they are happy to discuss alternatives. Flexibility and other part time options are also available. Accommodation can be provided away from the practice and there is also a bedroom with en-suite bathroom for the night shifts. Salary up to £60,000 DOE. The role will involve working alongside dedicated on-site Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Nursing assistants. The 24-hour service and 'one team' ethos provides for exceptional continuity of care, with case handovers at the beginning and end of every day allowing plenty of time for clinical discussion. A night shift begins with a handover from the daytime hospital Veterinary Surgeon at 6pm and ends with a handover the following day at 7.45am. The Registered Veterinary Nurses handle client calls, triage and the majority of patient care through the night allowing opportunity for the vet to sleep. Their night-time emergency and critical care team supports the busy hospital, 3 branch surgeries and an additional 3 partner practices. The clinical team is led by Advanced Practitioners and Certificate holders in surgery and medicine. Several of the Veterinary Surgeons are working towards Certificates/AP status, with one of the night Veterinary Surgeons working towards an Emergency and Critical Care certificate. The hospital is very well equipped, with dedicated and advanced surgical and medical facilities and equipment. They have a wealth of emergency and critical care essentials, including comprehensively equipped laboratory, on site and a very good working relationship with other local out of hours providers and the Pet Blood Bank. They are a team of 12 daytime Veterinary Surgeons, 2 night-time Veterinary Surgeons, 16 Veterinary Nurses and 6 Nursing Assistants. They have an Advanced Practitioner in surgery and a medicine certificate-holder, with several vets also working towards advanced qualifications (including one night vet in the final year of the BSAVA ECC Certificate). The integration of the daytime and night-time teams ensures optimal patient care and fantastic teamwork. This ethos is important to them, with frequent socials and pizza fuelled in-house CPD (both lunchtime and evening). The ideal candidate will be experienced in small animal clinical work and be confident in dealing with emergency medical and surgical cases. Experience in sole-charge emergency and critical care work would be an asset. They would also welcome applications from existing certificate-holders or those working towards an advanced qualification. Recent graduate applications will also be considered for this role. Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata Up to £5000 relocation allowance and up to £1500 welcome bonus 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 Plus much more For more information contact me on 01392249646 or at

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