Night ECC Veterinary Surgeon 7 on/21 off - Up to £70k pa Gateshead


Julie Powell
Our client is an RCVS Tier 3 Hospital in Gateshead the ECC team support the busy hospital, 3 branch surgeries and an additional 3 partner practices.

The hospital is very well equipped, with dedicated and advanced surgical and medical facilities and equipment. They have a wealth of ECC essentials, including comprehensively equipped laboratory, on site and a very good working relationship with other local OOH providers, the Pet Blood Bank and work with several local charities. The location is ideal for access to the coast and countryside of the North East, in addition to all the culture and amenities of Newcastle and Gateshead.

The clinic has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and confident Veterinary Surgeon to join them as the Night ECC Vet, working alongside the dedicated on-site ECC nurses and nursing assistants. The 24-hour service and 'one team' ethos provides for exceptional continuity of care, with case handovers at the beginning and end of every day allowing plenty of time for clinical discussion.

A night shift begins with a handover from the daytime hospital vet at 6pm and ends with a handover the following day at 6.45am. While the caseload is variable, a private bedroom and bathroom is provided for the ECC vet and this is very much a sleeping shift. The RVNs handle client calls, triage and the majority of patient care through the night.
  • Rota 7-nights on, 7-nights off
  • Part time available 7 on, 21 off
  • Accommodation provided
  • Supported by dedicated on-site team

The clinical team is led by Advanced Practitioners and Certificate holders in surgery and medicine. Several of the vets are working towards Certificates/AP status, with one of the night vets working towards an ECC certificate. They are a team of 12 daytime Vets, 2 night-time Vets, 16 VN's and 6 Nursing Assistants. They have an Advanced Practitioner in surgery and a medicine certificate-holder, with several vets also working towards advanced qualifications (including one night vet in the final year of the BSAVA ECC Certificate). The integration of the daytime and night-time teams ensures optimal patient care and a fantastic teamwork. This ethos is important to them, with frequent socials and pizza fuelled in-house CPD (both lunchtime and evening).

The ideal candidate will be a RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon with at least 3 years' experience in small animal clinical work and be confident in dealing with emergency medical and surgical cases. Experience in sole-charge ECC work would be an asset. The practice would also welcome applications from existing certificate-holders or those working towards an advanced qualification. The clinic will support your interests through generous CPD allowance and vet surgeon development programme, ensure you are refreshed with ample holidays.

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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