• Location: Kent

  • Reference: JL24718

  • Sector: Vet Jobs

  • Job type: Permanent Jobs

  • Expires: 2023-10-15

We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join our client’s team as their Clinical Director.

  • Full Time role
  • No out of hours required
  • Salary for this role is up to £72,000 – £75,000 depending on experience.

About The Role

Your day to day duties will include but are not limited to – Supporting a team of 4 vets, welcoming graduates if required, clinical work such as surgery and consultations, overseeing high clinical standards, manging the vets rota, making clinical decisions and working closely with the practice manager to achieve goals and objectives.

Management duties

  • Ensure that staff are given appropriate leadership, guidance, development and appraisal.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety policies are adhered to within the Practice.
  • Be responsible for the financial performance of the Practice
  • Be responsible for the clinical staff rotas.
  • Communicate regularly with your Business Support Manager under the guidelines of Clinical Director Powers and Authorities.

Clinical management duties

  • Ensure practice achieves and maintains RCVS Practice Standards Scheme registration.
  • Set the clinical objectives
  • Comply with the legal obligations in relation to prescription, safe keeping and supply of Veterinary medicinal products.
  • Ensure that all client complaints are handled sensitively
  • Ensure that referrals to specialist vets are made appropriately and that wherever appropriate
  • Promote clinical best practice and encourage peer review of cases.

HR duties

  • Promote wellbeing within your practice.
  • Recruit, manage and discipline staff
  • Review pay of all staff on an annual basis
  • For all staff ensure the following: Right to work checks are carried out, Employment contracts are in place, Up to date Job Descriptions are issued, Appraisals actioned at least once a year.
  • Ensure that Vets and Nurses within your practice carry out CPD

You will be required to work 40 hours a week but this is flexible and can be done over 4-5days. Currently it is worked Monday 9-5pm (Admin) and Tues-Thurs 8.30-7.30pm (Clinical). There is a weekend rota which you will be required to work, the opening hours are 9-5pm Saturday only and this is a 1 in 4 rota. There is no out of hours work required with this role.

About The Practice

The practice itself has 4 consultation rooms in our client’s main clinic with a large open fully equipped internal prep/laboratory area, endoscopy, ultrasound, digital and dental radiography, dental suite, theatre, and kennels. They also have a separate cat theatre suite, prep area and kennels adjoining the main prep area and alongside this they are very lucky to have an entire separate cat clinic which has its own reception, waiting room, 2 consultation rooms and prep area, all next to the main clinic.

Also on site is a hydrotherapy unit, consisting of a water treadmill, a separate consultation room and a large training room which they use for puppy classes, lunch and learns and meetings. Our client finds both the separate cat clinic and the hydrotherapy unit are brilliant unique selling points of the practice as well as their peaceful location.

For more information contact Jonathan Lewis below or email me jlewis@glvets.com / call me 01291 645871

Gardner Llewelyn are a 3 times award winning Specialist Veterinary Recruitment Agency. We supply staff on a permanent and temporary basis throughout the UK, Europe and Asia. Our website is www.glvets.com. Main office number is 01291 645 871

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