Resident in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Recruiter
Rossdales LLP
Location
Exning, Newmarket
Posted
07 Jul 2021
Closes
27 Jul 2021
Category
Equine
Contract Type
Permanent

An opportunity has arisen for a residency in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation at our state-of-the-art Equine Hospital and Diagnostic Centre based in Exning, near Newmarket.

The successful applicant must be confident in basic lameness investigations and possess a good working knowledge of equine anatomy, physiology and the sport horse industry. They must be a
good team player and be capable of working under pressure.

Prior completion of a rotating equine internship (or equivalent) is essential.

Subject to contract, the hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00 with a one hour unpaid lunch break and Saturday 08:00 – 12:00

Contribution to the Hospital Clinician out of hours rota

Role overview – Primarily employed as an assistant vet in our Diagnostic Centre team.

The main aspects of this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with clinical cases, mainly complex cases with an emphasis on sport horses.
  • All aspects associated with orthopaedic practice, to include;
    • Lameness evaluation
    • Diagnostic local analgesia
    • Radiography interpretation
    • Ultrasonography interpretation
  • Assisting, where necessary, with the acquisition of scintigraphic and radiographic images.
  • Where appropriate, providing supervision and training for the interns in orthopaedic work.
  • Taking responsibility for equipment used for orthopaedic work.
  • Care of patients including daily management.
  • Developing competence in sports medicine and rehabilitation (training will be provided if required) to the level of postgraduate qualifications.
  • Performing night and weekend duties on the hospital clinician rota.
  • Assisting interns, surgeons and internal medicine department in the work up of emergency admissions when necessary.
  • Ensuring excellent communication with clients and empathy for the proper handling of referred cases.
  • Where diagnosis is not possible, discuss and inform client of any further tests or treatment options. Treatment must be prescribed and/or supplied according to the requirements of the VMD and with due attention to all relevant legislation.
  • Liaison with Clinical Director responsible for the client, especially if the case is complicated or there is a problem.
  • Ensuring excellent communication with referring vets, and to offer advice and expertise as required.
  • Ensuring veterinary reports are written and sent promptly.
  • Maintaining appropriate contemporaneous orthopaedic records. 
  • Assisting colleagues in other areas of the Practice as required, including the Hertfordshire Practice. 
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise within the Rossdales team. 
  • Lecturing and teaching - client events, CPD and conferences as required. 
  • Carrying our clinical research and publishing as appropriate. 
  • You must perform your duties with attention to H&S considerations for yourself and clients. 
  • Where radiographs are required, ensuring that all relevant radiation safety guidelines are followed and appropriate PPE is used. 
  • Complying with standards set for the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.  
  • Any other duties reasonably requested by the Practice.

Application Process and Timeline

For further information about the role, please contact Andy Bathe on andy.bathe@rossdales.com or Tim Barnett on tim.barnett@rossdales.com or call 01638 577754.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter via the apply button and state the job title in the subject line.

Applications close Tuesday 27 July 2021.

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