Veterinary Laboratory Technician

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Animal Trust has a mission to provide the best access to good veterinary care. We have a vision to be a network of hospitals accessible to pet owners who earn the real living wage. Already providing care to over fifty-thousand patients every year, we are one of the fastest-growing veterinary organisations in the country. Site specifics  Our Failsworth Surgery is one of our larger locations; the surgery is busy and fast-paced. We’re recruiting for a specialist to help effectively restrain and run lab samples day-to-day, and to transfer animals from other local Animal Trust surgeries.  Job Particulars  Assisting vets and nurses with patient restraint and sampling Assisting vets and nurses with end of life consultations  Correct handling and storage of samples  Processing samples using internal lab machines  Preparing and sending of samples to external lab partners  Quality control, from collecting to reporting of sample  Updating patient records Charging of lab work  Drive an Animal Trust vehicle to various sites to collect or drop off animals who have had or require treatment, or items that need to be transferred across sites Core Skills  We’re looking for our new Lab Tech to be experienced in their field as well as bringing with them a social heart and a refreshing attitude as we all work together to shape the future of veterinary care. Essential competencies for this role are; Previous experience running lab samples Experience effectively restraining pets Good customer service skills, including empathy  Experience working in a veterinary clinic, especially with vets and vet nurses Hold a current, clean and valid driving licence D1unrestricted or a PCV Licence Be competent in the ability to carry out weekly vehicle checks and basic maintenance Report any vehicle defect, faults and accidents in line with the Company Policy, ensuring all relevant reports are completed and submitted within the required timeframe Support patients onto and off the Ambulance, ensuring they are securely restrained and safe and provide general support to them whilst onboard the ambulance. Above all, it’s important to us that you’re a real team player who thrives from working in a busy environment.  Compensation Package £9.20 per hour 35 hour working week average 9.30am-8pm  Rolling 4 days on, 4 days off, including weekends Contributory Pension  52 weeks sickness benefit and Employee Assistant Programme after qualifying period About Animal Trust We're a leading provider of not for profit veterinary care. Founded by a team of committed, passionate vets, we work together to shape the future of veterinary medicine by providing something refreshing for clients and staff in the fast-paced changing veterinary industry.  Animal Trust is open to everyone and there are no eligibility criteria for clients to meet, meaning we see a wide range of animals and cases. Our simple pricing structure helps give owners confidence and we always maintain an honest and upfront approach. Proudly, we continue to invest in our surgeries, which not only benefits our clients but also our staff and our simple pricing structure helps give owners confidence. 

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