Are you looking for an exciting opportunity and fantastic first step to become a veterinary nurse?
We are looking for a motivated and friendly individual with a strong passion for animal care and welfare to join us as a Patient Care Assistant.
This role supports practices in Essex including Basildon, Chelmsford, Danbury, Hockley, Laindon, Rayleigh, South Woodham, Wickford and the 24-hour hospital in Southend-on-Sea.
About the role;
In this role you will receive full support and guidance with our in-house ‘on the job’ training program led by a qualified buddy.
You will be working in all areas of the practice learning the core principles of veterinary nursing. You will be working in all areas of the practice learning the core principles of veterinary nursing. After 12 -18 months, you will be given the opportunity to train as a student veterinary nurse at our very own Medivet Training College, this is a government funded course.
After 12 -18 months, you will be given the opportunity to train as a Student Veterinary Nurse!
The successful candidate will have plenty of hands on experience with patients including walking dogs and TLC with cats; you will be responsible for maintaining kennels and the general environment to a high clinical standard following cleaning protocols, feeding animals, animal handling and behaviour, reporting back to and assisting nurses with patient care and preparing medical equipment.
The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a busy team and possess the confidence to work alone when required; you will have a flexible and adaptable approach to work, happy to get stuck in where ever needed.
Medivet is growing rapidly and it’s an exciting time to join us - we encourage growth and development within your role as well as excellent career prospects and flexibility.
This rewarding role includes a 43 hour week with shared weekend and bank holiday duties.
Ongoing support and development training
4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (FTE)
Discounts to a range of external CPD providers
Exclusive retail, days out and holiday discounts
Employee of the month awards
Hill's staff pet feeding scheme
Staff purchase scheme