Blue Cross London, United Kingdom
Job Summary and Background Information Blue Cross provides 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 within Blue Cross animal hospitals is similar to that in private practice. Essential qualifications Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Significant experience in small animal practice Desired Experience UK veterinary charity experience Out of hours/sole charge experience Desirable Qualifications Post graduate qualification in ECC or interest in emergency medicine The person You will have a caring attitude to animals and owners and will be able to communicate well with colleagues and clients. You will have a natural affinity for all aspects of practical animal care and the ability to work in a team. You will be flexible and dynamic to fit in with the duties on the rota. Duties and responsibilities Deal with routine clinical and surgical work, as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon, Victoria (or Senior Veterinary Surgeon in his absence) Deal with emergency work, as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon, Victoria (or Senior Veterinary Surgeon in his absence) Oversee all management/treatment of the hospital inpatients Comprehensive handover of inpatients to and from day vets Due to the size of the team it will be necessary to share the nursing duties amongst the team, when not doing veterinary duties. This will include: Administering treatments, taking blood samples, placing drip lines, giving advice to clients and maintaining records Dispensing medicines Monitoring animals in kennels and maintaining kennels in a clean and sanitary condition Book appointments, record keeping, receipt of donations Adhere at all times to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Guide to Professional Conduct Adhere to the policy in regard to Health and Safety and COSHH Adhere to Blue Cross standard operating procedures Working Hours 8:30pm to 8.30am on a 7 nights on 7 nights off basis to include weekends and bank holidays, and any such additional duties as laid down by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon, Victoria or the Director of Service Delivery from time to time. However, due to the nature of the work of the Hospital, it may be necessary to exceed these hours when the work load demands.