Inpatient Care Veterinary Nurse - Derby

Employer
Pride Veterinary Centre
Location
Derby, Derbyshire
Salary
Salary range of £22,908 - £26,633 depending on experience.
Closing date
13 May 2021

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Sector
Small Animal, Emergency and Critical Care, Hospital, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

We are looking for an Inpatient Care Nurse to join us full time. The position is 43 hours per week (inclusive of 1.50 hours lieu time), 1-in-6 full weekends (lieu days following week) 1 or 2 bank holidays per year, combination of shift times including some twilight shifts.

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. Salary range of £22,908 - £26,633 depending on experience.

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
  • Good team working skills
  • Be able to organise and prioritise
  • Hardworking

Would be good to have;

  • Experience in a busy hospital and ICU
  • Experience with urinary catheters, feeding tubes etc
  • Eager to learn new skills

Benefits (subject to pro rata):

  • Excellent holiday allowance
  • 3 days paid CPD leave
  • £550 CPD allowance per annum
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • 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 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 click the apply button.

Company

This is a unique place to work with the standards expected of a university within private practice. Our standards of clinical work and animal care are high and our staff put client care at the top of the agenda.

Many of our staff have worked within the Scarsdale Veterinary Group for a number of years, however, with our continual growth and development, on occasions vacancies do become available. Opportunities arise within all areas of our business, whether you are a Small Animal vet, a RCVS Nurse, or wish to be a member of our support staff, including our dedicated admin, reception and lab teams. Perhaps you wish to train in a specific area such as Small Animal Nursing – we can help here to, with our ongoing training programmes in line with the RCVS guidelines, why not take a look at the Royal College website at www.rcvs.org.uk for further information.

If you are a younger student considering a career as a veterinary surgeon we would suggest you start with the excellent Royal College of Veterinary surgeons on-line guide and then progress to the individual Veterinary College sites.

At Pride Veterinary Centre we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, hard working individuals who will compliment the teams we have and who have a desire to work within a professional, friendly and caring environment. All our positions are advertised on our website which is updated on a regular basis.

Think about your future career development and what you want from it, if its job satisfaction in a professional, friendly, caring environment with the opportunity to progress, drop us a line and see what we can do for you. We are very excited about our future – now lets get excited about yours!

Find Us
Location
Scarsdalevets LLP
Pride Veterinary Centre
Riverside Road
Derby
DE24 8HX
United Kingdom

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