KIDDERMINSTER – Our clients are seeking 2 x FT Vets 4 days a week and 1 in 3 weekends. " The practice opening hours are Mon to Fri 9am to 7pm, Sat 9am to 5pm and Sun 10.30am to 3.30pm.
" The full time role is based upon a 40 hour per week rota made up of a four day week (9am-7pm) and a 1 in 3 weekend rota. Saturdays are 9am-5pm and Sunday are 10.30am – 3.30pm. There is a part time vet that works every other Saturday from 9am-1pm to help ease the consultation load but the rest of the weekend is sole charge for the time being.
" Benefits of working at the practice include payment of RCVS, VDS and BVA fees as well as five days funded CPD per year. There is the normal holiday allowance equivalent to 28 days including bank holidays with an extra week of holiday added after 2 years' service. There is funding available to allow someone to enrol in a certificate if that were their choice.
" They use a dedicated out of hours provider to cover emergencies outside their opening times." The practice runs on 15 minute appointments.
" The practice rota works on 4 vets (3.5 full time vet equivalents), 4 veterinary nurses (2xRVN and 2xtrainee nurse), 7 part time receptionists, 1 practice administrator and 1 hygiene technician. This means on most weekdays, there are 2-3 vets, 3 nurses, and 4 support staff in the practice at any one time during the opening hours. On the weekends there is 1 to 1.5 vets, 1 nurse and 2 receptionists.
The limit is based on the vets abilities and limit of their equipment and facilities. So they cover pretty much everything that would be expected in a normal good quality first opinion practice. Digital x-ray, dental unit with ultrasonic scaler, ultrasound (that's needs upgrading but that is on the list), blood pressure machine, fluid pump, suction machine are all in place. Theu use diamond burr keratectomy to treat non healing corneal ulcers. On the surgery side, in the last few months they have performed GIT foreign body removals, leg amputations, enucleations, tail amputations, skin biopsies, lumpectomies on top of routine neuterings The plan is to add equipment according to a vets field of interest so they can target those areas and invest wisely.
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