Surgical Veterinary Nurse - Derby, Derbyshire
In this exciting position you will be able to work closely with cases and ensure they are receiving the best attention and care. You will be able to be hands on and work alongside our current surgery nurses and clinicians. There will be the opportunity to participate in daily Inpatient rounds where we discuss hospitalised patients and plan the day.
An important part of this role is looking after our Inpatients by helping with wound/dressing care, shockwave treatments and new treatments such as Canine Platelet Rich Plasma.
There will be some client contact as part of this role as you be will be required to contact clients to arrange appointments and arrange admits/discharges. You will help to liase with referral reception, assisting with emergency cases and filtering through advice emails from referring vets and clients.
The working hours for this role are varied and could be 8am to 5pm or 8.30am to 5.30pm (with one late working until 7pm). This equates to an average of 43 hours per week. You will be required to take part in the weekend rota working a 1 in 6 full weekends from 7.45am to 6pm, 2 lieu days would be given the following week in exchange for the weekend work. We have a bank holiday rota in place which means our nursing team are required to work 1 or 2 bank holidays a year. There would also be a requirement to take part in the night cover and on call rota, further information on this would be discussed at interview.
Pride Veterinary Centre offers a range of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Our diagnostics and treatment are second to none and we have many highly trained and experienced nurses to ensure that our patients receive the very best treatment.
We offer both primary care and a specialist-led referral service in a range of disciplines, and due to an increasing caseload, we are able to offer exciting nursing opportunities. Each case is interesting and varied, and should you wish to work in our hospital, referral experience is not essential as we welcome the opportunity to provide training for the perfect candidates. What we do ask for is enthusiasm, an excellent work ethic, team spirit and a passion for clinical excellence.
Surgery is a friendly and supportive team. It is a busy discipline in which we all support each other ensuring we are getting the best out of each other. You will be working alongside specialist vets, residents and interns. You will also work alongside dedicated inpatient care nurses and nurses from other disciplines which include medicine, imaging, oncology and neurology.
• Registered RVN
• Professional, confident, eager to learn new skills
• Hardworking with an interest in surgery (NB this is not a theatre-based position)
• Enthusiasm, positive attitude and desire to provide high-quality care
• Would be good to have
• Referral experience (not essential)
• Good sense of humour
• Passion and enthusiasm
Professional Perks and Benefits:
• CPD actively encouraged
• Continual learning
• Fantastic team
• Variety of cases
• Practice focus on health and well being
• Birthday off work
• Death in service cover
• Increase in holiday allowance with service
• Discount staff pet scheme
As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. 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.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
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