• Veterinary Imaging Technician

    Location: The Granary, Bunstead Barns, Poles Lane, Hursley, Winchester, Hampshire Hours: Full time Practice: Anderson Moores Vet Specialists Salary: Practice Details Anderson Moores Vet Specialists

Since 2006, we’ve been one of the country’s leading veterinary specialist referral hospitals with vets and their teams caring for small animals every day.

Our dedicated vets, nurses and nursing assistants, supported by the administrative teams, are committed to providing the highest quality surgical and medical care for pets. Many of our clinicians are nationally or internationally recognised specialists in their field and bring unique experiences to care for pets.

We accept referrals for Orthopaedic Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Cardiology, Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Oncology, Physiotherapy as well as Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) and a Pain Clinic.

We have comprehensive and established clinical and non-clinical programmes for training, development and CPD.

You can find us in Hampshire, just south of Winchester, close to the M3 and national and international transport links. We are in a serene countryside setting with state-of-the-art facilities and are available to look after pets 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our vision is to be the south of England’s multidisciplinary veterinary referral hospital of choice, where referring vets, clients and their pets receive the best possible care.

Our mission is to create an inspiring, inclusive, professional environment where the team are empowered to work together to consistently deliver exceptional care and service.

 

Your role and responsibilities

We are currently looking for a full-time imaging technician or a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with an interest in Imaging, to rotate through ultrasound and x-ray modalities with the potential for further CT and MRI training once probation and all necessary training needs have been met. As a technician you will also share the responsibility of controlling the level of cleanliness within the imaging department, so a good eye for detail and high standards is key within this role.

You should be passionate, proactive and dedicated to maintain the highest standards. Although veterinary experience and anatomical knowledge is beneficial, it is not essential as formal training will be provided.

The Technician position would suit an individual who really enjoys being around people and animals, and working as part of a team with a strong attention to detail.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out modality specific imaging procedures (operating X-ray machines +/- CT, MRI scanners) to best practice standards of radiographic technique (MHRA Guidance 2015, IR(ME)R 2017, Code of Clinical Practice) after appropriate training
  • Maintaining high levels of cleanliness throughout the department
  • Cleaning and turning around clinical rooms between examinations and helping with efficient throughput of patient
  • Assisting nurses or interns to restrain patients for ultrasound examinations
  • Assisting the radiologists in the processing of biopsies and other laboratory samples, and assisting with drainage procedures (after appropriate training)
  • Together with other support staff help with the maintenance and servicing schedule of imaging equipment
  • Ordering and restocking consumables and equipment
  • Maintaining clinical standards
  • Liaising with nursing and anaesthesia teams as well as members of the imaging department.

To be considered for this role, you must:

  • Be confident working with computers
  • Have a high sense of responsibility and consideration for the safety of your colleagues and patients
  • Be proactive and keen to learn new skills
  • Have good communication and organisational skills and the ability to work independently once fully trained
  • Have ideally previous experience working with animals and anatomical knowledge, however not essential.

 

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • On-site parking
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual Flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

 

Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individuals, but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

We are part of Linnaeus that is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

 

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Please send submit your CV along with a covering letter to Zoe Karimi at [email protected]

Petra Agthe is available for informal inquiries from the 6th of June: [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday 10th June 2022.

Interviews will be held on 23rd - 24th June 2022.

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