Vet Clinician

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Register This will enable you to apply for vacancies and register for vacancy notifications The successful candidate will be appointed to UE07 (£33,797 – £40,322) or UE08 (£41,526 – £49,553) dependent on experience and/or qualifications. We are looking for an ambitious veterinary surgeon with significant experience in all aspects of primary care small animal practice to be a part of a vibrant and exciting veterinary team. Based at the Easter Bush Campus, Edinburgh, you will be responsible for a share of our first opinion feline and canine caseload, clinical undergraduate teaching and supporting core clinical research activities. We are situated within the Hospital for Small Animals, Royal(Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and have access to state of the art facilities including an on-site MRI facility, CT scanner and a wealth of other diagnostic modalities. The role offers the post holder an outstanding opportunity to develop an exciting career in the primary care sector with ample scope to develop novel interests and clinical skills. The post holder will join a dynamic team who are committed to delivering gold standard patient and client care whilst also training the next generation of primary care veterinarians.The academic environment provides many opportunities for CPD and career progression. Experience of teaching and/or research is beneficial. Post graduate clinical qualifications would be welcomed. Informal enquiries should be made to Katie Mellanby, Practice Manager. Telephone: e-mail: UE07 1. Job Details Job title: Veterinary ClinicianSchool: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary StudiesUnit (if applicable): Dick Vet General PracticeLine manager: Manager of Dick Vet General Practice 2. Job Purpose To provide first-opinion veterinary services to clients of the Dick Vet General Practice and to teach undergraduate students in all aspects of feline and canine general practice. The post holder will be responsible for covering evening surgeries at the practice, on a rota, and flexibility is required, sometimes at short notice, to ensure adequate staffing of the service. 3.Main Responsibilities Approx. % of time A share of the general clinical caseload of the Dick Vet General Practice, including teaching undergraduates by interaction and guidance in the clinics, etc. and responsibility for covering the evening surgeries (95%) Carrying out administrative tasks to support the Manager in the smooth running of the Practice.(5%) A share of the Saturday clinic rota Up to 1:4 4. Planning and Organising • The job-holder will work as a member of the DVGP clinical team, dealing with all aspects of planning, diagnosis and treatment of individual cases, taking advice from senior colleagues where appropriate and arranging referral to specialist colleagues where necessary.• The job-holder works within an organised rota of consultations and other work but is not directly supervised in relation to clinical work.• The job-holder will ensure duties are completed efficiently and to the best possible standard by effective management of time. 5. Problem Solving • The job-holder must provide a clinical solution to all case challenges presented, but will be expected to discuss cases with other colleagues, especially more senior, where guidance and advice may be helpful.• When faced with unfamiliar or complex cases, will know when to seek advice from specialist colleagues in a number of disciplines and how to make the necessary arrangement with clients for such back-up support to be delivered.• The job-holder will have to balance practical, ethical and financial factors in deciding on appropriate care for individuals and groups of patients.• The job-holder will help and advise students as appropriate. 6. Decision Making • The job-holder will be personally responsible for decisions of a clinical nature on individual cases, with the support of senior colleagues who will “sign off” on individual cases where appropriate• Complex cases may be discussed with senior colleagues in specific disciplines but responsibility for the case, particularly in relation to liaison with the client, will normally remain with the job-holder.• The job-holder will generally have to explain clinical decisions not only to clients but to groups of students. 7. Key Contacts/Relationships • Clients, staff members, students and external contacts as appropriate.• Consulting and liaising with professional and government bodies (e.g. DEFRA/SEERAD) to ensure legal and regulatory requirements are fulfilled. 8. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job • An MRCVS with relevant experience in small-animal general practice, preferably within the UK.• A current valid UK driving licence• Willingness to be involved in enhancing eLearning and on-line teaching initiatives. Dimensions• The Dick Vet General Practice plays an important part in generating income to support the School’s teaching and research budget. DVGP has a turnover of around £770K per annum, about 9% of the total turnover of the School’s commercial veterinary services.• DVGP provides consultations between 5pm and 7pm three nights per week. Responsibility to cover a share of evening surgeries is a key requirement of the post. A share of the Saturday morning clinic rota is also a key duty UE08 1. Job Details Job title: General Practice Veterinary ClinicianSchool: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary StudiesUnit (if applicable): Dick Vet General PracticeLine manager: Manager of Dick Vet General Practice 2. Job Purpose To provide first-opinion veterinary services to clients of the Dick Vet General Practice and to teach undergraduate students in all aspects of feline and canine general practice. The post holder will be responsible for covering evening and Saturday morning surgeries at the practice, on a rota, and flexibility is required, sometimes at short notice, to ensure adequate staffing of the service. The post holder would be integral to ensuring the clinical side of the practice is developed. 3. Main Responsibilities Approx. % of time A share of the general clinical caseload of the Dick Vet General Practice, including teaching undergraduates by interaction and guidance in the clinics, etc.and responsibility for covering the evening surgeries including share in evenings and Saturday morning rota.(95%) Clinical development for the practice ensuring best practice standards of a first opinion practice are met.(5%) Share of the Saturday morning rota – maximum of 1 in 4 4. Planning and Organising • The job-holder will work as a member of the DVGP clinical team, dealing with all aspects of planning, diagnosis and treatment of individual cases and where appropriate arranging referral to specialist colleagues.• The job-holder will contribute to the teaching, feedback and evaluation of students for each group rotation.• The job-holder works within an organised rota of consultations and other work but is not directly supervised in relation to clinical work.• The job-holder will ensure duties are completed efficiently and to the best possible standard by effective management of time.• The job holder will be responsible for overseeing clinical protocols are developed, maintained and adhered to, with the support of the practice manager. 5. Problem Solving • The job-holder must provide a clinical solution to all case challenges presented, but may discuss cases with other colleagues, including specialists from other disciplines, where guidance and advice may be helpful.• When faced with unfamiliar or complex cases, will know when to seek advice from specialist colleagues in a number of disciplines and how to make the necessary arrangement with clients for such back-up support to be delivered.• The job-holder will be expected to devise practical solutions to teaching in a gold standard practice, ensuring that client care is not compromised.• The job-holder will have to balance practical, ethical and financial factors in deciding on appropriate care for individuals and groups of patients.• The job-holder will help and advise students as appropriate. 6. Decision Making • The job-holder will be personally responsible for decisions of a clinical nature on individual cases.• Complex cases may be discussed with senior colleagues in specific disciplines but responsibility for the case, particularly in relation to liaison with the client, will remain with the job-holder.• The job-holder will generally have to explain clinical decisions not only to clients but to groups of students. 7. Key Contacts/Relationships • Clients, staff members, students and external contacts as appropriate.• Consulting and liaising with professional and government bodies (e.g. DEFRA/SEERAD) to ensure legal and regulatory requirements are fulfilled.• Shelter managers 8. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job • An MRCVS with relevant experience in small-animal general practice, preferably within the UK.• A current valid UK driving licence• At least 3 years experience as a clinical veterinary surgeon.• Experience of teaching veterinary medicine in an academic setting. 9. Dimensions • The Dick Vet General Practice plays an important part in generating income to support the School’s teaching and research budget. DVGP has a turnover of around £717K per annum and contri

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