Veterinary patient care assistant

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£5,758 a year
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Company pension
Cycle to work scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discount
Free flu jabs
Referral programme

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Your role and responsibilities Looking to take your first steps in a veterinary practice or looking to gain further experience? We are looking for Patient Care Assistant (PCA) to complement the weekend team at Village Vet Winchmore Hill located in the London borough of Enfield, within walking distance of Winchmore Hill Overground. Our PCAs play a vital role in supporting various patients, making this practice a rewarding workplace and a great place to learn. We currently seeking an enthusiastic animal lover to be part of our current Patient Care Assistant team, working enthusiastically to help maintain a happy, efficient, and effective working environment. Our Patient Care Assistants undertake a variety of duties as directed by the Veterinary Surgeons and/or Registered Veterinary Nurses and duties or responsibilities may include:
  • Assist with reception and client care, including answering the telephone, dealing with enquiries, booking procedures, and taking payments
  • Infection control
  • Preparing and maintaining patient accommodation
  • Assisting with patient handling and restraint
  • Monitoring, recording, and providing supportive care to patients under the direction of the Veterinary Surgeon or Registered Veterinary Nurse
  • Assisting with diagnostic techniques, including the preparation of equipment, processing and/or packaging for external laboratories
  • Maintenance of theatre to include preparation of the environment and equipment and cleaning, packaging, and sterilization of sterile supplies
  • Assist with the management of the pharmacy, including unpacking of orders, stock rotation, and environmental temperatures.
Previous experience is advantageous but training and support for the role will be provided. Hours: 10hrs/week Saturday and every other Sunday. Benefits
  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave
  • RCVS and 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 Village Vet Winchmore Hill is looking for a Veterinary Patient Care Assistant (PCA) for weekends only. Our Vision: ‘To be recognized as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. Every patient, every client, every visit. Village Vet is a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary group with small and medium-sized primary care practices and four large 24-hour hospitals based in London, Hertfordshire, and Cambridge. We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities, and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern primary care or specialist care. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer and support career progression within our group. We have a strong recognizable brand, and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 400 staff members across our 32 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession. Don’t just take our word for it Lauren Barbar PCA St Albans “I joined the team as a Patient Care Assistant, am completing the Patient Care Assistant Course, and can’t wait to see where my career takes me” If you would like to apply for this position or discuss in more detail please contact Job Type: Full-time Salary: £5,757.70 per year