Mobile Patient Care Assistant - Full Time

Hertfordshire, Watford-Ickenham


Job Description:

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.

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. 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.

This role supports our branches in Hertfordshire including Carpenders Park, Croxley Green, Denham, Ickenham, Langley, Pinner, Wexham and our 24 hour hospital in Watford.

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.

Entry Requirements;

  • Full drivers licence is essential.
  • Applicants must have 5 GCSE's at grade C or above to include Maths, English Language and a Science and be in possession of examination certificates, or alternatively;
  • City & Guilds will accept alternative qualifications, e.g. Veterinary Care Assistant Certificate, Animal Nursing Assistant Award or National Diploma in Animal Care - you will still be required to provide proof of GCSE Maths and English and provide the original certificates.
  • Previous work experience within a veterinary practice is desirable (voluntary or paid) along with a willingness to learn; work experience with animals would also be beneficial.

Apply now!

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.

Send your CV by clicking the 'Apply' link to your right or alternatively, send your CV to Georgia at recruitment@medivet.co.uk - she would be delighted to hear from you!


Key Points

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

Childcare vouchers

Cycle-to-work scheme

Hill's staff pet feeding scheme

Employee of the month awards

Autoentrolment Pension

Staff purchase scheme

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