Head of
Emergency and Critical Care

Job Description

Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for a Head of Emergency and Critical Care for our brand-new purpose-built referral hospital which opened in August 2022.

This is an exciting full-time role and will ensure the candidate is an integral part of planning as we prepare to open our new state-of-the-art ICU department.

We are seeking an experienced ECC specialist (European or American board certified) to work with the leadership teams to build the infrastructure, recruit supporting teams and develop operating processes within the ICU and wider teams that will support our patients and colleagues across all of our services 24 hours a day.

An exciting time to join Southfields

This is a unique opportunity to join Southfields Veterinary Specialists and help us build and lead the team that will deliver emergency, critical and intensive care in our brand-new centre.

We have moved to our brand new 42,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facilities, you will be part of a team that has been provided with some of the most advanced equipment and facilities in a supportive working environment.

What the role involves

You will be committed to developing the centre and providing high standards of care to both our patients and referring veterinary surgeons. You will join an excellent multi-disciplinary specialist-led team that provides the opportunity to work with some of the most exceptional and dedicated veterinary professionals in a supportive environment.

This exciting role will require the candidate to:

  • Provide clinical services as a consultant,
  • Work with the team for the development of the SFVS Emergency and Critical Care service
  • Support and develop the team,
  • Work collaboratively with all other services and foster good relationships
  • Develop new ways of working and SOP’s within our new centre
  • Demonstrate professional standards that will advance patient care
  • Be an ambassador for the team

This position is a key role within our leadership team and reports directly to the Clinical Director.

Successful applicants will be given a full tour of the hospital during the interview process.

Opportunities for career development

This is a unique opportunity to join Southfields Veterinary Specialists and help us build and lead the team that will deliver emergency, critical and intensive care in our brand-new centre.

What kind of person you need to be

The position is suited to an experienced ECC specialist, with exceptional communication skills and the ability to work efficiently and effectively within a large 24-hour multi-disciplinary team.

The ideal applicant will be solution focussed and be able to work collaboratively.

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

  • Desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients
  • Ability to help develop and shape a growing service
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • Lead a team under pressure

Specific experiences / qualifications / status / citizenship requirements

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Right to work in UK or ability to apply.
  • Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Strong communication skills and professional approach

Why Southfields?

Southfields is the new name in referral services. It’s a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in providing new innovative services, a contemporary state-of-the-art working environment and commitment to personal and career development. With an excellent support team in place, you’ll be able to concentrate on what you do best in a friendly and supportive practice.

What's on Offer?

  • Full-time position based on a 4-day week
  • Very competitive salary
  • 5 weeks’ holiday, plus bank holidays*
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • A generous benefits package including  private medical insurance, life insurance, supported CPD, registration fees and pension scheme
  • A good work-life balance
  • Opportunities for progression and to develop your career
  • Excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and extremely well-positioned for international travel links by air and train.

*Pro-rata for part-time associates

For more information

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this position informally and confidentially are encouraged to contact Daniel Hogan at: [email protected]

For more information on our new hospital, click here.

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