Patient Care Assistant – Nights (Veterinary)

Job details

From £20,067 a year
Job type


  • Veterinary or professional animal care: 1 year (Preferred)

  • animal handling: 1 year (Preferred)


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Company pension
Cycle to work scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discount
Free flu jabs
Referral programme

Full Job Description

Your role and responsibilities Due to an increased case load we are looking to recruit an experienced Patient Care Assistant (PCA) to join our friendly hospital team on a permanent fulltime basis. Our brilliant team of talented nurses and PCAs work closely with our specialists, residents and interns in our mission to deliver the best small animal referral care in the North West. We are a true multidisciplinary referral only hospital with departments in orthopaedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, neurology, internal medicine, oncology, anaesthesia and diagnostic imaging. Each of the clinical disciplines is staffed to European Diplomate or RCVS Specialist standards. The hospital is well equipped and provides excellent inpatient facilities with qualified RVNs and veterinary interns on-site 24/7. Imaging includes computed radiography, fluoroscopy (with digital subtraction and road-mapping), ultrasonography and on-site MRI and CT. This role will involve animal handling, assisting vets and nurses in restraining animals for treatment, cleaning, walking and feeding patients, general cleaning and overall ensuring that all patients are comfortable and their wellbeing maintained. Potential candidates will be passionate about the care they deliver to in-patients and have a real enthusiasm for learning. Referral experience is desirable although not necessary as the training and development of our people is important to us. Animal care/handling experience in a professional capacity is essential. Hours This is a permanent, full-time role working 36 hours per week (3 x 12 hour night shifts).
  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • 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 Northwest Veterinary Specialists, formerly Northwest Surgeons, established in 2003, grew from a family run business to become one of the northwest’s leading orthopaedic referral hospitals. Following the introduction of internal medicine in 2009, Northwest Veterinary Specialists evolved into a multi-discipline veterinary hospital. We are situated in a purpose-built multi-discipline veterinary hospital offering 24 hour in-patient care facilities with a qualified clinical team, located just off Junction 12 of the M56. At Northwest Veterinary Specialists, we aim to enhance the lives of our patients by providing effective, appropriate surgical and medical solutions when specialist input is required from our growing Discipline teams, which now include a wide range of services, including neurology, orthopaedic, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, physiotherapy, anaesthesia and oncology. We are committed to supporting all our Associates physical and mental health at Linnaeus. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone. Job Type: Full-time Salary: From £20,067.00 per year Schedule:
  • 12 hour shift
  • Night shift
  • Veterinary or professional animal care: 1 year (preferred)
  • animal handling: 1 year (preferred)
Work Location: One location