Clinical Director

The Role

We are seeking a First opinion Clinical Director to join our team at Vale Vets and Referrals.
The duties for this role include clinical work as part of a first opinion team 75% (consults, clinical work ups, ops, inpatients etc). Non-clinical work 25%.
You will be required to conduct team meetings, CD meetings, senior management meetings, finance meetings and Nurse meetings. 

You will be responsible for day-to-day management of the first opinion team and services in combination with General manager. You will oversee quality improvement of 1st opinion customer service alongside reception team leader. You will also be working closely and in partnership with the referral department and referral CD's to deliver overall financial and clinical performance of the business.

The rota is 4 days per week, 40 hours, no official OOH as described but expect to manage, oversee and step into rota issues and help where appropriate.

The salary will be up to £80,000 plus CD bonus based on the performance of the business as a whole.

About Us

Vale Vets and Referrals is a long-established first opinion and referral centre located just off M5 between Cheltenham and Bristol, within the beautiful hills and valleys of the Cotswolds. Easy access to Wales, the Southwest coast, London, and central England.

We pride ourselves on a culture of care, support, and trust in our local community. We have a very strong first opinion base and a dynamic and supportive referral team that work alongside each other within the same building.

The blend of first opinion work and referral work under one roof creates a unique aspect of the way we work at Vale Vets and Referrals. This combined support of both teams enhances overall job satisfaction, clinical support, and wellbeing within our teams. We base our ethos on professional respect, collaborative support, and a strong sense of humour.

We have recently undergone a £2.5 million extension and renovation creating new working environments and state of the art facilities.

ISFM Gold accredited Feline Practice - cat clinical and feline consult room
Separate feline hospitalisation and treatment room
Bespoke dog kennel ward
Direct digital Xray
2 high frequency ultrasound scanners
5 theatres
1 medicine room
1 ultrasound room
1 dental room (DR dental Xray)
16 slice CT scanner
Chemotherapy room
11 consult rooms

About the Team and Culture

We have a supportive and developmental culture throughout the practice which is based around our values of Care, Trust and Support.

Our team is made up of 9 small animal vets, 13 referral vets, 35 nurses/hospital assistants and 20 support staff. We have certificate holders in internal medicine in the first opinion team supported by diplomates in soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and advanced practitioners in multiple disciplines

We have many experienced clinicals in both the first opinion team and the referral team. As a practice we pride ourselves in developing our clinicians and staff to further themselves in their clinical and non-clinical careers to whatever limits they may want to achieve.

This means that Vale Vets and Referrals stand out as one of the most advanced and forward thinking first opinion practices in the Southwest and Midlands.

The candidate will be an integral part to Vale Vets and Referrals culture, management, and dynamism.
The first opinion service is tied closely to the local community, providing charity work through the local cat and dog rescue centre - Cotswold Dog and Cat Home.

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for an experienced small animal clinician with a history of managing teams. More importantly we are looking for cultural fit of someone that cares, supports, and develops their team and fits in well with the unique culture at Vale Vets and Referrals.

The closing date for applications will be 2nd September 2022.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Marcus Alphonso from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Marcus Alphonso

Talent Partner (0) 7977 242 350

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