Interns - Anaesthesia, Rotating, Ophthalmology

Location
Havant, Hampshire
Posted
21 Aug 2020
Closes
21 Sep 2020
Sector
Practice
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full-time

We are currently looking for interns in anaesthesia, ophthalmology and general rotating roles, to join its team at their earliest convenience. The ideal candidates are veterinary surgeons with a strong interest in anaesthesia and analgesia (anaesthesia internship), would like to broaden their post-graduate experience in a multidisciplinary referral hospital (rotating internship), or have a strong interest in ophthalmology and would like to gain specialist experience. These internships provide opportunity for veterinary surgeons interested in enrolling in a residency program later, as they will gain the required experience working under the supervision of recognised specialists in different areas.

Optivet Referrals is one of the leading Veterinary Ophthalmology hospitals in the UK, with state-of-the-art facilities. In addition to ophthalmology it accepts referral surgical and medical cases too. The team consists of specialist Ophthalmologists, a senior anaesthetist (ACVAA diplomate), an ECVS diplomate Surgeon, an RCVS Internal Medicine specialist, Ophthalmology residents, and interns.  The caseload includes a wide variety of ophthalmology, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries and medicine procedures. The majority of the patients are dogs and cats (95%), and the remainder are exotics. 

The responsibilities of the interns will be to support the veterinary and the nursing teams in the care of all patients. The anaesthesia intern will be expected to contribute to the pre-intra and post-operative care of patients needing anaesthesia and will also have their own cases under direct supervision by the Diplomate anaesthetist. The rotating intern will be expected to contribute to all aspects of patient care, including medicine, surgery, anaesthesia and ophthalmology.  In Ophthalmology you will be involved in all aspects of patient care from consulting to assisting in theatre under the guidance of specialists and Diplomates.  Additionally, the interns will attend weekly Journal club meetings, and monthly grand and mortality/morbidity rounds.

The internship will have a duration of 12 months and interns will work a 40 hour week and will be expected to do both day and night shifts. Holidays are 25 working days plus statutory bank holidays, and CPD allowance is 5 days. A further 5 days may be taken as unpaid leave should the intern wish to pursue other training opportunities or attend other conferences. 

Optivet Referrals is located in Havant, Hampshire, in the South of England, near Portsmouth, Chichester, Winchester and Southampton, with easy train access to London city centre and 1 hour 20 min by car to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The South of England enjoys more days of sun than the rest of the country, has beautiful beaches and is very close to nature reserves like the South Downs and the New Forest. 

Candidates must be MRCVS, or eligible to register with the RCVS, and have the right to work in the UK (UK or EU citizenship, or with valid UK working VISA for the duration of the internship). If English is not their mother language, candidates must have good knowledge of spoken and written English.

For applications or for further information, interested candidates may contact Eva Rioja Garcia (eva@optivet.com). Application deadline is the 4th of September 2020, and should include a letter of intent, the curriculum vitae and the contact details of two referees. The date of the interview is to be confirmed but will be shortly after the deadline.

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