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Langford Vets are excited to recruit an additional radiologist to join our close-knit team, currently comprising three ECVDI Diplomates, three ECVDI small animal track residents and three radiographers. The small animal hospital at Langford is one of the busiest in the UK, housing the largest team of European, American and RCVS specialists and specialists-in-training in the south west with all major specialties accounted for, as well as serving as the clinical teaching centre for the veterinary and veterinary nursing students of the University of Bristol. Imaging facilities include 1.5T Phillips MRI, 16-slice Siemens CT (shortly to be replaced by a state-of-the-art 128 slice unit), two Siemens ultrasound machines, computed radiography suite, mobile digital radiography unit and two fluoroscopic units. The radiology team works in close partnership with the multidisciplinary hospital staff, and the wide and varied caseload affords unparalleled opportunity for clinical collaboration, where radiologists have a vital role in clinical case management.   

The hospital is located on the rural Langford Campus, which is perched on the edge of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but just 30 minutes from the innovative and colourful City of Bristol. It is also within easy travelling distance of the National Parks and beaches of Wales and the South West, and just 5 miles from Bristol International Airport.

Candidates must hold an ECVDI or ACVR diploma or have completed an ECVDI or ACVR accredited residency. Beyond that the job can be tailored to the individual; full or part time, partial remote or flexible working are all negotiable. There is scope to incorporate the interests of the individual, whether that be clinical research, teaching, service optimisation, involvement in our developing interventional services or any combination of these. Langford Vets is committed to supporting the personal and professional development of its staff.

The appointee would be eligible for a range of company benefits, in addition to a generous pension scheme and CPD package. We also offer a competitive salary 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employees discount up to 50%, free onsite parking, free eye test voucher, annual flu vaccinations and enhanced maternity / paternity as an employee of Langford Vets.

For pre-boarded applicants, full support in exam preparation will be offered; as a centre we have an excellent success rate in preparing our residents for ECVDI board exams. 

Informal enquires should be directed to Alison Major, clinical lead for diagnostic imaging: alison.major@bristol.ac.uk or you can submit your CV and application form to the HR Team (hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk).

Job Description

Responsibilities

Job purpose

Reports To:                                         Clinical lead in diagnostic imaging

Job Purpose

  • To provide an excellent diagnostic imaging service to customers
  • To develop and expand the diagnostic imaging service to ensure integration and concordance with concurrent developments within the surgery and medicine allied services
  • To communicate and liaise effectively with clinicians and nurses working within other services to ensure that caseload is planned and completed effectively and efficiently
  • To assist with external reporting and outpatient referral services.
  • To provide clinical teaching to undergraduate students and clinical training scholars as required

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To ensure the continuing growth of the referral caseload by providing an efficient and effective diagnostic imaging service, including an outpatient service, with an emphasis on high quality customer care
  • To liaise with the imaging academic lead and clinical lead to ensure that requirements for student teaching (undergraduate and post-graduate) are met, and to contribute to assessment of students as required
  • To communicate with other clinicians and nurses to ensure that excellent imaging service is provided for the surgical and medical caseload
  • To perform and carry out imaging services to the standards expected by the RCVS
  • To undertake relevant training as requested in order to expand services offered within Langford Vets
  • To ensure all case records are accurate and complete as pertaining to imaging investigations
  • To support growth of the service through involvement in marketing initiatives undertaken by Langford Vets
  • To proactively identify and act upon opportunities for business improvement. Openly identify and discuss problems in order to implement and sustain improvements that increase the value we deliver to our, clients, employees, and students.
  • To follow all Langford Vets protocols and policies
  • To comply with the debt protocol
  • To ensure that Veterinary Nurses are supervised to the required level
  • To ensure the correct pricing and charging of all procedures
  • On occasions, when asked and agreed to undertake some formal teaching duties
  • To perform administrative tasks as are required by the practice manager and the Director of Clinical Services
  • To undertake any reasonable requests made by your Manager

 

 

 

Person Specification

Person Specification

The skills, abilities, experience and knowledge outlined below provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively.

Essential

Desirable

5 years' experience working as a Veterinary Surgeon

DipECVDI/DipACVR

Experience of advanced diagnostic imaging (CT and MRI)

A desire to progress professionally by driving initiatives in clinical practice, research and/or teaching

MRCVS

Completion of an ECVDI or ACVR accredited residency programme

Excellent communication with nurses and clinicians across disciplines

Good team player

Good organisational and prioritisation skills

Eligible to work in the UK

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