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Internship - Internal Medicine

Within our clinic, interns form an integral part of our dedicated team. As our team and services are growing, we are now looking to increase our team of Veterinary Interns. You will be working under our Internal Medicine Specialist.

We offer a specialist-led internship programme for the duration of one year. The role consists of varying shifts to suit the needs of a 24/7/365 hospital, which includes care of in-house patients during out of hours. Active involvement in client communication and patient care is expected, with participation in consults and treatments/surgeries. Our internship offers weekly journal clubs and radiography rounds.

Candidates wishing to apply should be MRCVS or MRCVS eligible, be proactive, enthusiastic and a great team player but also be able to use their own initiative and self-motivate. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to working are a must.

Main duties will include:

  • Participation in all aspects of high level perioperative small animal patient care including pre-operative assessment and post-operative care.
  • Active participation in placing arterial and central venous catheters and application of locoregional techniques, including ultrasound guided.
  • Assisting in all essential aspects for a medicine work up including diagnostic imaging - ultrasound, x rays, small invasive procedures like Trucut biopsies/feeding tube placements/bone marrow biopsies and endoscopy.
  • Ensuring that all patient records are complete and accurate.
  • Troubleshooting queries regarding anaesthesia and sedation where appropriate, including from RVNs.
  • Working alongside the RVN team to ensure completion of all tasks set by specialist clinicians
  • Facilitating the workflow of the medicine service, as well as the anaesthesia, surgical and neurology services at the request of a member of the Senior Clinical Staff in any capacity required.
  • Providing cover for other members of the intern team during times of absence, including rotations other than internal medicine

Skills

Competencies

High level of interpersonal skills

Emotionally Intelligent with high level of self-awareness and resilience

Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload

High attention to detail, accuracy and ability to follow through on tasks; starter-finisher

Strong organisational skills; proactive

A positive attitude and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while maintaining high quality of work

Ability to problem solve

Adaptable in fast paced, ever-changing environment

Ability to work without supervision & as part of a team

Collaborative team-working

Excellent numeric skills

Customer service

If you are a team player wanting to make a difference, looking to work in a fun and nurturing environment with great training, development opportunities and a strong focus on employee well-being then we want to hear from you. We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic and approachable person who is a great team player but is also able to use their own initiative and self-motivate. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to working are a must.

For the right person, we will provide:

  • Competitive salary
  • Professional memberships paid (relevant to role)
  • 5 days CPD allowance and financial support for attending conferences
  • A strong focus on employee wellbeing and mental health, including regular sessions with industry-specific resilience, stress management and performance coaches
  • A wide range of employee benefits including monthly wellbeing allowance, pension scheme and private healthcare contribution
  • A nurturing, friendly and supportive working environment

If you would like to join our team of EBVS and RCVS specialists, and share our passion for delivering outstanding client care and clinical standards, then we would be pleased to hear from you. Please send your CV and covering letter to careers@hamiltonspecialists.vet

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Internship - Internal Medicine
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