Surgery Animal Care Assistant

Surgery Animal Care Assistant

Do you want to work within our surgical team as a surgical rotating assistant?

Rotating between the ward areas and theatre is a great opportunity to learn about all aspects of surgical management of patients. Get involved in all stages of the patients journey and expand your knowledge in surgical procedures and nursing care.

Work in our state-of-the-art theatres, working alongside renowned specialists in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Neurology.   The Theatre assistant team work alongside our surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses to support the flow of patients through out theatres. They are involved with assisting in our induction pods, clipping and prepping patients, circulating with surgical cases, preparing and closing theatres and processing surgical instrumentation and equipment.

The successful candidate will also work within our surgical wards with our surgical teams, to include; soft tissue, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and neurology. The surgery ward team help with pre-operative diagnostic tests, preparing patients for surgical procedures, post-operative management to include medication, physiotherapy and general nursing care. This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week.

The ideal candidate will ensure a high standard of cleanliness, have responsibility for duties, to include infection control, have a desire to learn and work under pressure in a positive way.

Previous experience in a veterinary environment is desirable but not essential.    

Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

Closing date: Monday 9 March 2020.

For further information and to apply, please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk.