Medical Supervisor Job Advert

Do you love rabbits and do you want to make a difference to those finding themselves unwanted? Then this could be the New Year start for you!

 

If you are wanting to further your career in animal care and are looking for experience with a well-established rescue who are able to offer you support as you develop and learn as well as 28 days holiday, a modest wage and the opportunity to experience new challenges, then this could be the job opportunity for you. 

We are looking for someone to take care of the medical needs of our rabbits. This is a hands on rescue and the work can be quite fast paced, varied, intense and unique so we are looking for people who are compassionate and caring, practical and pragmatic and willing to get stuck in. You need to be able to work in a team as well as an individual making communal, individual and sometimes difficult decisions. 

You need to have a full clean UK driving licence, be willing to train and deal with First Aid instances and any job offer will be dependent on the charity applying for, and receiving back, a clean CRB / DBS check. 

Organisational, basic computer and communication skills are a must as you will be communicating both verbally and via email with the general public, vets and volunteers and regularly keeping records. You must be punctual, have your own transport and be flexible with the hours you work as the requirements of the rescue demand. You must be able to work effectively outside in all weathers and be able to deal with the unexpected. 

Experience working with animals is a must and a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above is required, two of which should be in Maths and English; any job offer will be reliant on the receipt of two references.

 

Overall Remit of Role

 

  • To ensure the health and well-being of the animals on site on a day to day basis

 

Key Tasks and responsibilities / Job Description

  • Responsible for the day to day health and safety of the animals, working closely with the team and volunteers to ensure all animals are fit and well 
  • To ensure animal welfare standards are maintained on site in accordance with the standards set by the charity and adhering to any legislation ie Animal Welfare Act 
  • To administer a variety of medicines, including injectable, to work alongside our vets to support the diagnosis of illness and ensure appropriate treatment is received 
  • To ensure accurate records of all incoming, sanctuary and departing animals are maintained and filed including any treatment and vet visits whilst in the care of Fat Fluffs 
  • To health check and record all new surrender rabbits and to ensure all vaccinations and any other health requirements are assessed and dealt with in a timely manner 
  • To ensure all our sanctuary rabbits health requirements are up to date and to liaise with the vets to ensure appropriate appointments and treatments 
  • To ensure the rabbits are transported safely to any appointments and collected as arranged and be willing to stay with a rabbit should the vet deem euthanasia the kindest option
  • To maintain accurate records and regular stock checks of all medicines and equipment ensuring consumables, any repeat prescriptions or regular medicinal requirements are ordered in good time and all medicines, including POM-V, are kept securely 
  • To write concise, informative and clear handovers for staff covering any medical absences 
  • To help cover other roles within the rescue to ensure the animals are fully cared for on a day to day basis 
  • To undertake any other duties as required 
  • To be fully aware of the charity’s procedures and be able to apply and escalate these should any issues arise 
  • To be current and maintain recency of a First Aid Certificate – Fat Fluffs Rabbit Rescue funded

If you think this job might be for you please send a current CV and covering letter to applications@fatfluffs.com

30 Dec 2018

Telephone: 07737 218035. E-mail: team@fatfluffs.com