Job Description

Southfields Veterinary Specialists (SFVS) are currently recruiting for an ophthalmologist who is board certified or residency-trained, to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists.

As SFVS has moved to its brand new 42,000 sqft 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.

You will be committed to developing the practice and providing high standards of care to both our patients and referring veterinary surgeons. You will be an integral member of our small but passionate veterinary ophthalmology team comprising one other clinician, a discipline-specific nurse, and a dedicated patient care assistant. Our purpose-built, referral-only hospital is complimented by an excellent multi-disciplinary specialist-led team and 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 an ophthalmology consultant
  • Work with the team to further grow and develop the SFVS ophthalmology service
  • 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

Opportunities for career development

This is an exciting time to join Southfields as we move to our new state-of-the-art referral centre in August 2022. There is a good steady caseload and a lot of scope to further develop the ophthalmology service and pursue your particular areas of interest. Working within the wider Linnaeus group offers huge potential to collaborate with an exceptional team and also be part of a large network of supportive specialists across the world.

What kind of person you need to be

You need to be a highly motivated starter with the:

  • 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

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 veterinary ophthalmology residency programme
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Strong communication skills and professional approach
  • Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK

Why Southfields?

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

What's on Offer?

  • Full-time position based on 4 days per week (part-time applicants will also be considered)
  • Very competitive salary
  • A good work-life balance (you will generally work from 9am-6pm 4 days per week with no regular out of hours duties until such time that the team grows further, and then no more than a 1-in-4 rota)
  • 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, professional registration fees and pension scheme
  • Opportunities for progression and to develop your career
  • Located only 30 minutes by train from Central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and we are extremely well located for international travel links by air and train

*Pro-rata for part-time associates

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