Neurology Technician

Job Description

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 as we have moved to our brand new 42,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facilities.

Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting two Neurology Technicians to support our team of highly skilled specialists, residents, interns, and nurses in our growing Neurology department.

You will work both independently and as part of a team to support the provision of inpatient and emergency care in our busy Neurology service. You will assist with patient restraint to support physical examination, neurological assessment, and the provision of diagnostic procedures, such as blood samples and CSF taps. You will process in-house laboratory samples and prepare external samples for submission and assist with the preparation of equipment to support diagnostic imaging, including MRI and radiography (x-ray).

Working alongside our supportive and experienced team of Registered Veterinary Nurses and Patient Care Assistants, you will assist with the delivery of inpatient care, including nutritional plans, grooming, physical rehabilitation using active and passive physiotherapy, and mental stimulation.

You will assist in maintaining patient records and, following a supported induction, you will be confident and capable of communicating effectively with clients, clinicians, nurses, patient care assistants and support staff.

You will be proactive and engaged in building upon your current knowledge and experience through completion of further courses and qualifications available via Linnaeus and external providers. This position would suit an experienced Patient Care Assistant looking to utilise and further their skills in a referral setting. Completion of an accredited Veterinary Care Assistant qualification would be advantageous but is not essential.

This is a full-time (average 40 hours per week), permanent position with shifts between 9am-8pm. You will participate in a weekend and Bank Holiday rota.

Opportunities for career development

This is an exciting time to join Southfields as we expand our offering and invest in new services. Joining us will allow you to work within an exceptional team and develop your career. Referral experience is not required, as full training and support will be provided, however experience within a Patient Care Assistant role is essential.

Southfields are proud to encourage the continued professional development of their associates and, upon successful completion of your induction, you will be considered for enrolment on to the Level 2 Veterinary Care Support Assistant apprenticeship, with the potential to progress to a Student Veterinary Nurse position in the future.

What kind of person you need to be

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

  • Desire to provide gold standard care to all our patients
  • Ability and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Inclination to learn, and develop your clinical skills
  • Desire to support a growing service

Specific experiences / qualifications / status / citizenship requirements

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • 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
  • Have previous experience in a Patient Care Assistant role

Why Southfields?

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.

What's on Offer?

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.

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  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays on a pro-rata basis *
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Enhanced sickness policy
  • Salary: £19,822.40
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • CPD allowance
  • Extensive learning and development programmes
  • Progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Discounts with PetPlan
  • Recruitment reward scheme

Wellness package, including;

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Gym membership discount
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Flu vaccine voucher

*Pro-rata for part-time associates

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


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