Veterinary Nurse - Honiton, Devon

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Location
Honiton, Devon
Salary
Competitive salary of £25,862 per annum
Posted
24 Mar 2021
Closes
21 Apr 2021
Ref
W21.03150
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Contact Details

You will assist vets with all medical and surgical procedures, providing a high standard of care to animals in the hospital, will carry out standard medical procedures such as blood samples and IV fluid therapy, and will take and process diagnostic x-rays in compliance with Health & Safety regulations.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced registered nurse to join our Veterinary Department at Brookfield Farm, near Honiton. The veterinary team are responsible for the clinical care of the all our donkeys and mules that are resident on our seven farms within a 30-mile radius of Honiton. You will assist vets with all medical and surgical procedures, providing a high standard of care to animals in the hospital, will carry out standard medical procedures such as blood samples and IV fluid therapy, and will take and process diagnostic x-rays in compliance with Health & Safety regulations. You will also monitor animals under treatment and liaise with farm staff concerning current health and treatment of donkeys in their care. The post holder will be required to provide out of hours nursing cover as part of the team rota.

An RCVS nursing qualification and some general equine experience are essential, as are good communication and IT skills. The ability to adapt to new technology and equine nursing experience are desirable, as is previous experience of working with donkeys.

If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this varied and rewarding role, and would like to be part of the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 37.5 hours per week.

Successful Candidate
Essential:

  • RCVS nursing qualification
  • Experience delivering a high standard of care and nursing to equines  General equine experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Able to perform physically demanding work
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to make good decisions under pressure and deliver on deadlines
  • Full valid driving licence

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