RVN - NW London

London (Greater)
Salary depending on experience between £22k and £25k
24 Apr 2019
29 May 2019
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

Registered Veterinary Nurse – Mayhew, NW10

Do you wish to use your Nursing skills to really help animals in need, Mayhew is a charity that is making changes here in London and overseas.  We have a fabulous, modern and fully equipped Veterinary Clinic within a rehoming facility. We offer preventative care to owned animals in the community, as well as treating a wide variety of surgical and medical cases for the animals in our care, whilst they await their new homes.

We currently have a vacancy for a registered veterinary nurse. You will be joining a team of like-minded, passionate individuals with a genuine interest in animal welfare. There is ample opportunity to be involved in all aspects of nursing; from surgical and medical care to running nurse clinics and everything in between.

We have a dedicated night team in addition to dedicated receptionists, meaning you can focus on nursing tasks.

This position is 35 hours a week with shifts as follows:

7.45am – 3.45pm
8.30am – 4.30pm
9am – 5pm 
11.45am – 7.45pm 

The shift pattern swaps monthly between working Monday to Friday and Tuesday to Saturday.

Job Description

Recruiting Managers: Gillian Rich and Lindsey Borrego.
Department: Community Veterinary Clinic.
Annual Leave: 25 days per year, plus 8 public holidays.
Salary: Depending on experience between £22k and £25k

Benefits: Buying/selling holiday scheme, Health Scheme, free uniform, stakeholder pension, RCVS registration paid for, Professional Indemnity Insurance paid for, £500 CPD per annum.

Location: NW London. We are surrounded by excellent public transport and are a short ride away from Central London.

Principal Responsibility:
To provide the highest standards of care and welfare for in-house and outpatient animals in the Mayhew Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) and the home in general in accordance with Mayhew protocols and practice.


  • To provide treatment to animals as prescribed by the vet
  • To maintain high levels of hygiene in the clinic and all associated areas
  • To clean and autoclave all surgical instruments and equipment
  • To admit animals for surgery and discharge them back to their owners, taking all monies due
  • Be a point of contact for members of the public and staff regarding the medical treatment of the animals in our care
  • Undertake nursing duties as directed including theatre, ward, laboratory, clinic and euthanasia duties
  • Prepare surgical theatre for the day’s operations
  • To provide excellent customer service to clients at all times by providing sound and timely advice, ensuring empathy and understanding, dealing with others at all times in a courteous and professional manner
  • Promote a positive image of Mayhew at all times
  • Be responsible for own learning and practice development and proactively developing skills and knowledge to meet service needs
  • Share knowledge and experience with others and to provide support to other members of the night staff team
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining accurate clinical records. Maintain appropriate animal and customer records
  • Cover telephone and general reception duties as required, in the absence of a Receptionist

Person Specification
All points below are essential pre-requisites for applying unless marked with an asterisk (*). Items marked with an asterisk are desirable in an applicant.

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered with the RCVS.

Academic Qualifications

  • Veterinary Nursing Qualification

Work Experience

  • Experience post qualification or equivalent experience
  • Charity or Welfare Work *


  • Excellent and Courteous verbal English
  • Written communication
  • Time management
  • Demonstrating skilled time management
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Good Problem Solving and diagnostic abilities
  • Administrative and keyboard skills *
  • Animal handling – calm and confident

Interpersonal Skills

  • Professional, caring
  • Trustworthy, reliable and good time keeping
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Conscientious
  • Diligent
  • Team player within the Community Veterinary Clinic and with other internal departments
  • Respectful to staff at all working levels
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive issues*


  • Mobility
  • Driving Licence*
  • Work Pattern
  • Flexibility around ad-hoc cover of working days/hours, dues to staff absence

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