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Clinical Director - near Bury St Edmunds


Julie Powell

Our client is a well-established practice based just outside Bury St Edmunds, who are looking for a Clinical Director to lead their team.

The current Clinical Director will provide mentorship to assist you in developing your non-clinical skills in the areas of Leadership, Management & Business - resulting in you having a broader skill set than just clinical work. The position is full time, working a four day week, with 1:4 Saturday, working 08:30-12:00 but there are no out of hours. Salary range is 50,000 - 60,000 depending on experience. The ideal candidate will be confident and experienced clinician, who either already has leadership experience or is willing to learn and receive training in this area. You will be expected to lead and support your team clinically, but also pastorally, in conjunction with & supported by the others in the leadership team. You will be expected to be able to think on your feet and problem solve but always with support. You will be expected to provide constructive input to improve what the practice does in all areas.

Currently this is a small 4FTE Vet small animal practice with a family ethos and feel. They are strong on client and patient care, but not to the detriment of a good working environment, as they believe that it's a happy team that leads to the best results in all areas. They encourage CPD and new learnings, as the team strive to continually improve. To this end, they run a CPD system, through which every team member can make suggestions and submit ideas to improve what they do.

The team have 6 RVN's and an administration team of four - who take away all the paperwork. The practice ethos is helping each other and everyone is encouraged give their best.

The role will involve co-ordinating and leading all matters clinical and reporting into our leadership team (consisting of current PT Clinical Director, Head Nurse & Administration Manager). You will be responsible for achieving our KPI's in clinical and client satisfaction areas. You will liaise with referral specialists, peripatetic surgeons and Virtual Vet Specialists to retain as many cases as possible in-house. This is not a simple money orientated goal. It is the team's belief that they ALL learn by having specialists visit them and it is better for client and patient alike, achieving better outcomes for both and greater team satisfaction.

Benefits include:

• 6 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
• 5 days paid CPD leave and 1500 CPD Allowance per annum
• Company bonus scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• RCVS, VDS, BVA membership paid
• Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• Pension
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Annual pay reviews
• Career progression opportunities

For more information on this role or if you would like to apply then please contact [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.