Patient Care Assistant

Patient Care Assistant

LINNAEUS VETERINARY LIMITED
Full Time 10.56 - 12.04 GBP Today
Job description

Location:
Savile Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Hours:
Full time
Practice:
Calder Vets Dewsbury


If you are a current Linnaeus Associate, you will need to apply internally. In order to do this, please contact our Talent Acquisition team (details can be found via The Link) and someone will be in touch to discuss and progress your application.

Overview:

The role of a Patient Care Assistant is to support the nursing and wider practice team in achieving the highest standards of care. The Patient Care Assistant role will involve working in a variety of areas within the practice to support the team. It will be necessary to accept instruction from a variety of people including Management, Veterinary Surgeons and Registered Veterinary Nurses. Working enthusiastically within the team you will help maintain a happy, efficient, and effective working environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with patient handling and restraint.
  • Ensuring that all handling and restraint is carried out in a ‘patient friendly’ approach to ensure no unnecessary stress or discomfort to the patient.
  • Prepare and maintain patient accommodation considering the condition and welfare of the patient, environmental enrichment and additional supporting aids as necessary.
  • Cleaning and disinfection of patient accommodation to include ward and isolation accommodation.
  • In-patient care to include exercising, feeding, and grooming of hospitalized patients.
  • Assisting with laboratory diagnostic techniques to include preparation of equipment, processing samples and packaging for external laboratories.
  • Assisting with diagnostic imaging to include maintenance and preparation of equipment and patient preparation and positioning.
  • Cleaning, packaging and sterilization of sterile supplies.
  • Maintenance of theatre to include preparation of the environment and equipment and cleaning.
  • Assist the Veterinary Surgeons, Registered and Student Veterinary Nurses, Reception staff and any other team member who requires support, where and when required.
  • Attend and contribute to practice meetings and events.

We would love to hear from individuals who are keen to learn new skills to the full in a supportive environment. This role is for a 40hour week and includes 1:4 Saturday shift.

Benefits

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

About us

Calder Vets is based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, a 13 minute train ride from the city of Leeds with easy access to the beautiful Peak District and the city of York less than 1 hour away. We are a high standard primary care and referral Tier 3 Hospital with ten satellite clinics across the beautiful West and South Yorkshire regions. We have excellent facilities including on site CT, visiting MRI, dental suite, digital x-ray and dental x-ray, ultrasound, in-house lab, large range of scopes including flexible, rigid and laparoscopy, 3 theatres, excellent anaesthetic monitoring equipment including multiparameter monitors, internal lab with Haem/biochem/coags/iSTAT etc separate wards for surgical, medical, isolation, cats, exotics and outpatients.

We’re passionate veterinary professionals who are committed to providing exceptional care. Our mission is to provide high quality healthcare and strive to make visiting the vets a positive experience for our patients and clients. Our core values are Clinical Excellence, Client Care, Patient Care, Teamwork, Development and Positivity. We are looking for like-minded team members to come and join our fantastic team.

We are committed to individual career advancement and can support clinical skills development at all levels, as well as progression into Leadership and Clinical Education roles. We have access to a HUGE bank of Linnaeus CPD including the AVA accredited Anaesthesia, RECOVER, ECC and Leadership Development.

We are also a friendly, welcoming team who enjoy bringing fun into the workplace. Our Champions Team organises regular events and we have made an exciting Engagement Action Plan together as a team. We are also working on our wellbeing agenda, with trained Mental Health First Aiders on site, as well as working towards our Investors in the Environment Bronze Award.

Part of an amazing global family

Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets. We are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team. Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

Linnaeus is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse for all our associates.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click the Apply Button or for more information, please feel free to reach out directly to our Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

Patient Care Assistant
LINNAEUS VETERINARY LIMITED

https://www.linnaeusgroup.co.uk
Shirley, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
501 to 1000 Employees
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
2014
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