Patient Care Assistants – Day or Night

“A huge focus for me is compassionate patient care, and I am so grateful to be part of a practice that prioritises this so highly.” 

Due to ongoing expansion, we are looking to grow our Day and Night Patient Care Assistant (PCA) teams. So whether you would like to work days or prefer working at night when the hospital is quieter, and there is more time to focus on caring for patients, we have an opportunity!

PCAs at The Ralph rotate through all departments within the hospital. You will also work alongside the Medicine and Oncology services and assist with daily pet carer consultations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

~ Assisting the vets and nurses with patient care

~ Walking, feeding, cleaning and looking after the patients in our Dog wards, Cat ward and ICU

~ Assisting the Theatre team with daily workflow, including preoperative patient preparation and infection control measures

~ Stock management

~ Cleanliness, tidiness and maintenance of clinical areas

~ Generally helping as and where needed!

“My favourite part about my job is getting to help the vets and nurses with patients and procedures. I absolutely love learning, and everyone at The Ralph is a great teacher. [It] is all so rewarding to see these animals get the help they need and deserve.” 

Please note that the Day PCA rota includes working early shifts, late shifts and weekends, and the occasional night shift.

We will provide full training and support.

The Ralph is a workplace that focuses on culture, core values and mission. If you want to know more about this, we would love to hear from you.


  • Ability to commute to work
  • Satisfactory spoken/written English
  • Eligibility to work in the UK


  • Day salary: £18,550-20,350
  • Night salary: £20,843-22,838
  • Veterinary Care Assistant Course: Paid by The Ralph (course is compulsory)

To Apply

Get in touch by emailing Sophie at [email protected]. Please include your CV. Let us know which role you are applying for, Day or Night, and your availability to start.

The application deadline is Friday 5th August 2022. Please note that recruitment may close sooner if enough applications are received before this date. We encourage you to get your application in as soon as possible!

Full-time and part-time applicants will be considered.

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