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 anesthesia 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.
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 orthopedic 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 caseload can vary from routine boosters, and challenging ECC cases to orthopedic and imaging cases. We do have something for everyone!
As a surgical/anesthesia nurse you will be responsible for working closely alongside our surgeons. You will be monitoring anesthesia 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 the 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 the best and most 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 nurse's 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.
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.
Early – 7 am – 5 pm
Middle – 9 am – 7 pm
Late – 11.30 am – 9.30 pm
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 week of middle shifts, and 1 week of late shifts.
Salary & benefits
RCVS fees paid & BVNA membership paid.
CPD allowance £750 plus 2 days of CPD leave
5 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay