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Medical Registered Veterinary Nurse

Abbey House Vets
Leeds, United Kingdom
£28,000 per annum, starting from
Closing date
26 Dec 2023

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Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

  • Your roles and responsibilities

    This position is ideal for a Nurse with a keen interest in patient care, hospital wards and medicine. In this role you will be providing a high level of care to hospitalised patients, assisting with medical procedures and helping to facilitate the efficient flow of patients through all areas .

    Expected responsibilities include:

    • Provide nursing care to inpatients
    • Administer medications to inpatients
    • Provide nutritional support to patients
    • Monitor a range of conditions and communicate concerns with the team
    • Ensure efficient communication within the team
    • Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of the hospital
    • Provide training to Students and PCAs on relevant topics
    • Support vets with the admits of patients from consults
    • Demonstrate an excellent work ethic and capability in all nursing duties including a high level of hygiene and the ability to recognise and undertake relevant actions with regards to infection control
    • Attend regular nursing team meetings to review processes and protocols with a view to progressing and improving where possible
    • Ensure the risks of nosocomial infections and cross contamination are minimised by practicing good hygiene - maintenance and completion of infection control check lists in all wards
    • Accurate record keeping, especially regarding kennel sheets, anaesthetic sheets , hospitalisation records and patient records
    • Oversee the maintenance and follow up on any faulty/broken equipment
    • Work closely with the Team Leaders and CNM’s to plan for the daily case load/patient flow and highlight any issues or concerns that may arise
    • Work with other disciplines to ensure active handovers received for patients moving between disciplines
    • Attend team briefings and daily huddles to ensure effective and efficient communication
    • Involvement in aiding in research and development within the veterinary sector in multiple disciplines, as well as supported self-clinical progression
    • Engage with practice projects such as: PSS, CFC, DFC, RFC, IIE Bronze etc
    • Taking responsibility for your patients from admit to discharge including pricing for all treatments and procedures carried out
    • Work with the CNM’s and lead nurses to ensure all new nurses entering the business are supported to complete their induction
    • Participate in external CPD any training in-house, ensuring post-training feedback forms are completed/cascade of relevant information to appropriate team members
    • Encourage and participate in the use of VetSafe
    • Comply with the Health and Safety policies for the different areas of the practice/ hospital
    • Adhere to confidentiality relating to all aspects of the business including complying with and assisting with all requirements relating to GDPR compliance

    The successful candidate must have a love of working within an extremely varied and fast paced environment with a team of like-minded people. We are looking for someone who will not only go above and beyond for our patients, but for their colleagues too. Candidates must be qualified RVNs and will be proactive, enthusiastic, approachable, a great team player, able to use their own initiative and self-motivated. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to working are essential.


    • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
    • RCVS & VDS fees paid
    • External CPD funded
    • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
    • Career progression opportunities
    • Staff discount schemes
    • Life Assurance
    • Enhanced sickness pay
    • Enhanced equal family leave
    • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
    • Employer contribution pension scheme
    • Wellness program including:
      • Employee assistance program
      • Eyecare voucher scheme
      • Free annual Flu jab
      • Cycle to work scheme
    • Recruitment referral reward scheme

    About us

    Abbey House is a high-quality, busy 24/7 Tier 3 Hospital in West Yorkshire. We are supported by four branch clinics. We are passionate about supporting each other, quality, clinical excellence and patient and client care. We are also proud of our commitment to sustainability and hold our Investors in the Environment Bronze award.

    We are a large, friendly, welcoming team that enjoys bringing fun into the workplace. Our Colleague Council organises regular events and have made an exciting Engagement Action Plan together as a team.We are also working on our well-being agenda, with many trained Mental Health First Aiders on-site.

    Our facilities and equipment are excellent and include:

    - An amazing team of supportive, dedicated, caring professionals
    - Full imaging suite including Xray, multiple ultrasound scanners, onsite CT and visiting MRI
    - 4 theatres with dedicated surgical nursing team and certificate holder-led service
    - Dental suite with X-ray
    - Rigid/flexible endoscopy including laparoscopy
    - Excellent in patient facilities with separate dog/cat/exotic and day/long stay wards plus ICU and onsite lab with dedicated technician (Haem/biochem/coags/EPOC)
    - Separate dog/cat waiting areas and 7 consult rooms.


Welcome to our practice and thank you for entrusting the care of your pet to us. We understand the special bond that exists between pets and their owners and we will do our very best to look after you both.

We set our own very high standards which are authenticated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) inspection where we reached the highest tier 3 accreditation at the hospital in Morley. We are continually updating our facilities and investing in equipment. We are also extremely proud of all our team and it is a credit to their commitment and compassion that we can provide this level of care for your pets.

Company info
0113 252 5818
52 Commercial Street
LS27 8AG
United Kingdom

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