Clinician in
Veterinary Anaesthesia

Job Description

We are looking for an American or European Diplomate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia to join our team, that currently consists of 2 ECVAA diplomates, 2 residency trained clinicians, 1 resident – alternative track and 4 anaesthesia nurses and one anaesthesia intern. We are also continuing to expand the anaesthesia nursing team.

You will be committed to developing the hospital and providing high standards of care to both our patients and referring veterinary surgeons. You must be able to work as part of a team as well as independently, supporting other clinical teams and patients in our busy hospital.

Key roles include:

  • Working with the team to further grow and develop the anaesthesia and analgesia department at Southfields.
  • Working collaboratively with all other services and fostering good relationships
  • Undertaking supervision of nurses and anaesthesia and other disciplines residents
  • Demonstrating professional standards that will advance patient care
  • Being an ambassador for the team

Opportunities for career development

It’s a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated anaesthesia team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in ensuring new innovative services, a contemporary state-of-the art working environment and commitment to personal and career development.

Southfields is a large multi-disciplinary veterinary hospital in Essex, UK, with a diverse specialist team, including surgery, ophthalmology, internal medicine, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, exotics, neurology, oncology and radiation oncology and discipline specific residents studying within the hospital.

Southfields has state-of-the art facilities, including innovative cancer treatment facilities, full diagnostic suites including fluoroscopy for interventional procedures, ICU, modern anaesthesia workstations with advanced haemodynamic and ventilation monitoring, a dedicated ultrasound portable machine for locoregional anaesthesia and neuromuscular activity monitoring.

What kind of person you need to be

You need to be a highly motivated self-starter with:

  • The desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients
  • The ability to help develop and shape a growing service
  • The ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • An inclination to learn and develop your clinical skills
  • A passion for mentoring and training colleagues

Specific experiences / qualifications / status / citizenship requirements

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (or eligible to become a member)
  • Successful completion of a recognised ACVAA or ECVAA residency
  • Strong communication skills and professional approach
  • 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

Why Southfields?

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time associates)
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programme
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

Wellness package, including:

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Cycle to work 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. For more information, click here.

Excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and extremely well located for international travel links by air and train.

What's on Offer?

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.

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