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Referral Clinical Director

ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists
Chester, United Kingdom
Attractive Salary + Benefits
Closing date
1 Feb 2023
Chestergates Veterinary Specialists

At CVS, we are the largest integrated veterinary service provider in the UK, operating in excess of 500 veterinary surgeries throughout the UK, Ireland and Holland. Our surgeries include nine referral practices providing first class specialist treatment, one of which is ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists based in Cheshire.

ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists is a multi-disciplinary referral centre in the North West of England offering referral services in a wide range of disciplines including Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Cardiology, Anaesthesia, and Dermatology. The hospital is located just outside the City of Chester and offers excellent transport links to major cities including London, Birmingham, Glasgow & Edinburgh. Liverpool and Manchester airports are both nearby and offer convenient access to domestic and international destinations. Cheshire is a beautiful county and lies within easy reach of the coast, mountains and other areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Lake District, Yorkshire Moors and Peak District.

The team of over 100 veterinary professionals work together to deliver the very best in client and patient care. ChesterGates is a partner practice with University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine providing us with the opportunity to support and encourage those aspiring to join the profession.

The hospital has superb facilities including a Siemens 1.5T MRI, a 16-slice CT Scanner, DR X-ray machine and a Philips Zenition 50 fluoroscopy. A first opinion practice and dedicated night service is also on site.

This multidisciplinary centre requires a Clinical Director to lead, manage and support our clinical and non-clinical teams. You will work in partnership with the referral clinicians, Hospital Director, Clinical Coordinator, Nurses and admin team to optimise service to clients and patients, helping develop the business by maximising turnover and productivity.

In the role, some of your key accountabilities will include:
  • Working with clinical colleagues, you will ensure that standards within the practice continue to be in line with the RCVS code of professional conduct, RCVS Practice Standards Scheme and the CVS Clinical Governance standards
  • Responsibility for the financial performance of the clinic in conjunction with the Hospital Director and Referral divisional leadership team. You will take a lead in developing the clinical and commercial strategy for the centre in line with our overarching referrals strategies but also taking advantage of regional opportunities
  • You will work with the clinical collagues to deliver and maintain the highest standards of governance in relation to clinical meetings, CPD, clinical development planning and creating clinical frameworks, clinical audit and recording of unexpected clinical events

This role would suit a Specialist who is ready to take the next step in their career within this successful and established Referral Centre. The proportion of clinical to managerial responsibilities is open to being discussed.

To be successful, you will be able to demonstrate:
  • Managerial experience in a similar role within the veterinary sector (desirable)
  • A high standard of communication and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to energise, shape and direct a team to maximise motivation and support and develop staff to deliver business goals
  • Fluent in interpreting a wide range of financial information to inform decision-making and action-planning and communicating financial information
  • Knowledge of sector standards required and possesses proven track record of driving improvements in quality standards

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