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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Surgical/Anaesthesia (4 day week) - Alder 24 hour, Liverpool

Liverpool, Merseyside
Competitive salary
Closing date
18 Feb 2022

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Small Animal, Hospital, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time
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Registered Veterinary Nurse 4 day week (Surgical/Anaesthesia Nurse) - Alder 24 hour Hospital, Liverpool

We are looking for an organised, enthusiastic RVN who is passionate about anaesthesia and analgesia to join our surgical nursing team.

Our nurses will work in discipline specific teams. This is to ensure our nurses can develop high levels of clinical excellence in their dedicated area of interest.

The surgical nursing team will complete 1 week of imaging – this rotation will be monitoring patients having advanced imaging performed. 

The practice:

Alder 24 hour is an RCVS accredited hospital. We have recently undergone a full internal refurbishment and have excellent facilities/equipment such as digital x-ray, ultrasound, in house lab, endoscopy, laparoscopy, arthroscopy, multi-parameter monitors and CT. We perform a range of routine procedures and advanced orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures. We have a dedicated OOH team taking transfers from the other Medivet branches in the region. Our night team ensures a Vet, RVN and PCA are on-site throughout the night, alongside a twilight PCA working till midnight.

As a 24 hour hospital, our case load can vary from routine boosters, challenging ECC cases to orthopaedic and imaging cases. We really do have something for everyone!

The role:

As a surgical/anaesthesia nurse you will be responsible for working closely alongside our surgeons. You will be monitoring anaesthesia in a wide range of interesting and challenging cases, alongside our routine procedures.

Our surgical nursing team will assist in developing and maintaining high perioperative protocols to ensure our patients receive the best care possible. Maintaining our surgical equipment and instruments to ensure efficient running of the theatres. Our surgical RVNs will oversee the patient care assistants/student nurses working within their area and provide guidance and coaching.

You will liaise with the Head Veterinary Nurses and the Veterinary Surgeons to ensure best and effective running of the practice. Maintain cleaning regimes within the hospital to ensure high standards are maintained throughout.

Ensure that patient records and documentation are maintained accurately. We value our nurses clinical professional development and you will have regular one-to-one reviews on our learning platform – Fuse.

Certificates/CPD are encouraged and supported - we want our nurses to flourish in their areas of interest.

The rota:

This is a full time role – 40 hours per week. Working a 4 day week, with a set day off for continuity and consistency- To create an improved work/life balance.

You will work 1 in 8 full weekends (Saturday and Sunday). This is worked into your weekly hours, meaning you work an average of 38 hours per week.

Average of 1-2 weeks of on call per year.

Average of 1-2 bank holidays per year, with equal time back.

The shifts:

Early – 7am – 5pm

Middle – 9am – 7pm

Late – 11.30am – 9.30pm

Full time salary for a 4 day week

The surgical nurse rota is a 3 week rolling rota, in those 3 weeks you will complete 1 week of early shifts, 1 weeks of middle shifts and 1 week of late shifts.

Salary & benefits

Competitive salary.

RCVS fees paid & BVNA membership paid.

CPD allowance £300 plus 2 days CPD leave

5 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay


We’re a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.

In everything we do, we work together and look out for each other. We’re all working towards the same goal: exceptional care.

Our people support each other within practices and across regions, and our clinicians work closely with our Support Centre colleagues – forming one team made of many teams. We work hard together but socialise, too. We’re proud that our community fosters strong bonds and friendships.

All our people are warmly encouraged to get involved in shaping the business, to consider becoming partners, or move into management roles. Every day, there’s a chance to have an impact on this business in its exciting growth phase.

Search our opportunities and apply today to become part of our family.

Find Us
01923 470000
Unit 4 Mowat Industrial Estate
Sandown Road
WD24 7UY
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