Inpatient Care Veterinary Nurse (Full-time) - Derby, Derbyshire
Pride Veterinary Centre – Derby – Derbyshire, Inpatient Care Veterinary Nurse, Full time
Due to expansion, we have 2 new roles available to make sure we can deliver the best care for our patients. This is a challenging role at the heart of the hospital where we deliver high standards of nursing care to our patients. Caring for each patient individually in your allocated ward, you will administer medication, liaise with clinicians about their patients, take bloods and place IV catheters, manage feeding tubes, chest drains and urinary catheters as part of the day to day jobs. Working in our intensive care unit, would involve providing blood transfusions, airway management and other lifesaving procedures. Extra training is encouraged for this area and ECC CPD helps to build knowledge and skills. We support each other throughout the day to nurse the patients to the highest standards. Both roles are full time working 43 hours a week plus on call, weekends and Bank Holidays (1 or 2 per year). Part time hours would be considered.
Pride Veterinary Centre beautifully combines the benefits of a specialist led, multidisciplinary support infrastructure with the flexibility of being independently owned by members of the veterinary team. We strive to deliver world class patient care and our fantastic facilities provide a superb care environment, including 13 consultation rooms, 7 hospital wards, 5 theatres, full advanced imaging suite, 3 ultrasound rooms, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool and treadmills and dedicated chemo & radio-iodine treatment rooms define the setting.
Inpatient care nurses care for both primary and referral patients from simple to complex cases. It is an extremely rewarding job as the nurses are able to use a wide range of skills including feeding tubes, chest drains and airway management. The team is friendly, supportive and passionate about providing the highest standard of care to our in-patients. Each day is different and we are always expanding our knowledge and learning new skills. In addition to your nursing colleagues, you will be working alongside our referral and first opinion vets, interns, residents and our kennel assistants.
Required skills and experience:
• Qualified RVN
• Experience of inpatient care and ICU
• Good team working skills
• Be able to organise and prioritise
Would be good to have:
• Experience in a busy hospital
• Experience with urinary catheters, feeding tubes etc
• Eager to learn new skills
Benefits (Pro rata):
• 20 days paid holiday not including bank holidays
• 3 days paid CPD leave
• £550 CPD allowance per annum
• RCVS Membership paid
• Service based holiday entitlement increases
• Birthday leave
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Discounted veterinary fees
• My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• CPD/training support
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Employee opinion survey
• Free uniform in a number of roles
• Annual pay reviews
• Social events
• Academy & Leadership courses
• Focus on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
• Free flu jabs
As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
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