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Oncology / Medicine Nurse

Pride Veterinary Centre
Derby, Derbyshire
Salary of £22,908-£26,633.
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Job Details

The Role
Here at Pride Veterinary Centre, we are looking for an Oncology/Medicine Nurse to join our team! The role will consist of 3 days working in the Oncology department and 2 days within the Medicine department. The working hours for this role vary between 8am and 6pm, with one late finish a week finishing at 7pm. There is a 1:6 weekend rotation, with 2 days in lieu the following week. A bank holiday and night cover rota are also in place.

Oncology Is a demanding yet rewarding discipline. You will be required to provide a high level of care to the oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy. Your time in the oncology department will be mostly spent in the chemotherapy suite, calculating and administering chemotherapy treatments. You will also be responsible for monitoring sedations and general anaesthesia during patient staging, co-ordinating the daily procedures and assisting with consults. You will build strong bonds with the patients and clients, so good communication skills are essential.

Medicine is a busy and demanding discipline, yet challenging, exciting and rewarding. In this role you will work in various areas of the hospital, concentrating mainly in the imaging suite, endoscopy and ICU. You will require a high level of skills to enable the best care for our patients who are often in need of intensive care in our ICU department. As a medicine nurse you will play a diverse role in placing IV catheters, drug calculations/preparation, anaesthesia, and sedation monitoring during procedures, advanced imaging, transfusion medicine, emergency and critical care. The salary will range from £22,908-£26,633.

About Us
Pride Veterinary Centre offers a range of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Our diagnostics and treatments are second to none and we have many highly trained and experienced colleagues to ensure that our patients receive the very best treatment.

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.

The medicine/oncology team is a friendly and supportive team. It is a busy discipline in which we all support each other’s physical and mental capacity ensuring we are getting the best out of each other. With medicine/ oncology being so varied, there is always scope to progress and expand your knowledge. This is achieved by sharing practical skill opportunities i.e. placing central lines or anaesthesia of challenging case along with attending or presenting the occasional short presentation/CPD on chosen subjects. Cases can be discussed within the team and with the interns and residents.

Applicant Requirements
Required skills and experience….

1. Registered Veterinary Nurse
2. Referrals and Small Animal Experience
3. Be able to organise and prioritise
4. Professional, confident, eager to learn new skills.
5. Hardworking and with an interest in oncology and medicine.

Would be good to have….

1. Experience in a busy hospital environment
2. Experience with urinary catheters, feeding tubes etc
3. Proven team working skills
4. Drive to develop your professional knowledge
5. Further veterinary nurse qualifications or evidence of continuous development
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
•    Increasing holiday based on length of service
•    CPD paid days and allowance
•    L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Birthday leave
•    RCVS Membership paid
•    VDS cover
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Service-related company sick pay
•    Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
•    Career progression opportunities
•    Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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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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 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
Scarsdalevets LLP
Pride Veterinary Centre
Riverside Road
DE24 8HX
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