We are a multi-disciplinary, RCVS accredited specialist lead referral centre within the county of Essex, where we work to the highest standards of veterinary care for pets, creating a seamless experience for them and their owners. We are incredibly proud to have an outstanding team of highly qualified veterinary specialists, that enable the very best care for all patients that come to our practice.
Your role and responsibilities
Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for a talented nurse to provide support to our rapidly growing surgical department.
You will work as part of our surgical team consisting of consultants, residents, interns, nurses, and support staff. You will see a large and varied referral and emergency caseload, including orthopaedics, soft tissue, neurology, ophthalmology, and exotics, allowing you to work within an exceptional team and develop your career. This is a rewarding and challenging role that will require teamwork and dedication to the service and its patients.
Your daily duties will include assisting with surgical consultations; patient preparation (from admitting to surgery); preparation of theatres and the theatre prep area; monitoring of sedations/anaesthetics; assisting with pre/post-operative imaging and procedures; communicating post-operative requirements to ward nurses; providing sterile and circulating surgical support.
You will be required to work a mixture of early and late shifts and 2:8 weekends with time off in lieu following.
This is an exciting time to join Southfields as we expand our offering and invest in new services. Joining us will allow you to work within an exceptional team and develop your career whilst being exposed to cases from all disciplines.
Due to the continued expansion at Southfields, you will work as a part of the growing team developing procedures and ways of working for the hospital.
Referral experience is not essential, as full training will be provided.
- Full time permanent position
- A competitive salary
- Generous CPD allowance
- Pension scheme
- Holiday reward service
- A good work-life balance
- Birthday day off
- Opportunities for progression
- Enhanced sick leave
- Enhanced parental leave
- Excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and extremely well located for international travel links by air and train.
Part of an amazing global family
The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.