Patient Care Assistant- Balderton, Nottinghamshire - Full Time

Balderton, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Patient Care Assistant to work at our Balderton practice in Nottinghamshire.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and friendly person with a strong passion for animal care and welfare. The successful candidate will receive full support and guidance in this role. The ideal candidate should enjoy working as part of a very busy team but also possess the confidence to work alone from time to time.

As a PCA, you will work in all areas of the practice, learning the core principles of veterinary nursing and will then, after around 12 -18 months, be given the opportunity to train as a student veterinary nurse at college. 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.

This rewarding role includes a 43 hour week to include 1 in 3 Saturday's with no on call, bank holidays or out of hours.

We will also consider a first year Student Veterinary Nurse- Please note: Student Veterinary Nurse applicants must have already enrolled with the RCVS and already be undergoing training with an approved provider.

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.

Send your CV by clicking the 'Apply' link- we would be delighted to hear from you!

Key Points

Ongoing support and development training

4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (FTE)

Exclusive retail, days out and holiday discounts

Cycle-to-work scheme

Auto-enrolment Pension

Employee of the month awards

Hill's staff pet feeding scheme

Staff purchase scheme

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