Theatre Technician (Veterinary)

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£19,924 a year
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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 The role of the theatre technician is to provide support to the surgeon and nurses as a part of the theatre team. We have 5 surgeons and 4 neurologists along with their interns, two surgical nurses and many rotational nurses and nursing students passing through theatre. You will be a valued member of staff, fully participating in the patient journey through theatre. The role has scope for progression for the right applicant. Enthusiasm and a great work ethic are a must, returned with a fantastic opportunity to work in a really rewarding and friendly environment. You will have the opportunity to assist with various aspects of patient care during the surgical procedure, to include clipping and prepping of the patient, transfer to theatre, assisting the nurse at the end of the procedure to clean and dress the patient’s wound and then transfer them back out of theatre. During the procedure you will be supporting the surgeon and anaesthesia nurse, opening kit, providing extra kit and acting as go-between for the anaesthesia nurse and anaesthetist. Other valuable theatre duties involve cleaning and preparing theatre for the next surgery and all important stock control in theatre. Outside of theatre you will be carrying out essential work in the prep room to support the nursing staff with various cases. Processing kit used during surgery to clean and re-sterilise it ready for the next use is another key part of this role. Experience with theatre cases and surgical kit is advantageous in this role but full training will be provided. This is a 12 month fixed-term position, working a 40hr week across Monday – Sunday, including 1:4 weekends. Benefits
  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • VDS fees paid
  • Internal CPD provided
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance (Nots sure if relevant for FTC)
  • 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 Cave Veterinary Specialists is a multi-discipline referral hospital, seeing patients through soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, neurology, internal medicine and oncology, with visiting dermatology and cardiology specialists too. Consisting of nearly 100 staff members across specialist veterinary surgeons, nursing, techs, PCAs, admin and reception staff. We strive to provide the best service to our patients, treating each one as we would our own. We have great facilities allowing us to provide gold standard treatment to our patients. At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. 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: £19,924.00 per year Schedule:
  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability
Work Location: One location