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Night Registered Veterinary Nurse (Night RVN) 4 on 8 off 12 hour shifts

Employer
Linnaeus
Location
Basildon, Essex
Salary
Salary in the region of £28,000 dependent on experience
Closing date
8 Jul 2022
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Job Details

Job Title: Night Registered Veterinary Nurse (Night RVN)

Salary: £28,000 per annum D.O.E 

Location: Cherrydown Vets, Basildon, Essex. 

Job Type: Permanent, Full-time 

 

Hours: 4 nights on and 8 nights off – 12 hour shifts. 8am – 8pm 

 

About us 

 

CherrydownVets are a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary practice. Our main hospital site is based in Basildon and we have two smaller sites one in Stanford and the other in Wickford that offer preventative clinics. We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group. We have a strong recognisable brand and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 60 staff members and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession. 

 

Your role and responsibilities 

 

In this role you will be a key member of the nursing team, working effectively with the Head Nurse to nurture great team ethics whilst providing guidance and support to the nursing staff and animal care/kennel assistants. 

 

Working closely with other associates within the practice 

 

Ensure the highest standard of care is provided 

 

Maintain accurate client and patient records and ensure that an accurate and comprehensive handover is provided at the end of the shirt 

 

Provide an efficient, courteous, and helpful service to all clients, suppliers and external contacts, under all conditions at all times.   

 

Participate with the admission and discharge process of patients, the accuracy of which is of vital importance. 

 

To demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development. 

 

Liaise between the nursing team and other teams within the practice to ensure effective lines of communication at all times. 

 

Promote our services, employees and products, both in and out of the practice at all times. 

 

Understand and implement practice and group policies.  

 

Take an active role in the training programme of veterinary nurses and animal care/ kennel assistants. 

 

Undertake all general nursing duties within the practice and provide assistance to all veterinary surgeons when required. 

 

To carry out an be accountable for any specific tasks or responsibilities allocated by the Head Nurse, Practice Manager or CD’s. 

 

Ensure you are organised and well prepared for the cases coming into the practice and you provide support where necessary. 

 

Administer treatment (e.g injections, medications, fluid therapy, dressings and euthanasia as directed) and dispense medication as instructed by the veterinary surgeon all in accordance with professional guidelines and practice policies. 

 

Ensure you keep accurate records with regards to medical records, anaesthetic sheets, hospitalisation forms etc. 

 

Care for all in-patients including pre-op care/medication, monitoring and recovery and post op care/medication. 

 

Ensure effective stock rotation/replenishment where applicable. 

 

Support with reception duties where necessary, reporting on progress of in-patients to clients by telephone as needed. 

 

Participate in the cleaning and maintenance of the premises and animal areas and particularly the clinical areas with regular cleaning/routine care of all equipment to include the correct methods of sterilisation and reporting any faults or damage. 

 

Provide support and assistance to the Head Nurse and Practice Manager as required. 

 

Assist the practice with any marketing initiatives which may include occasional open evenings or open days. 

 

Understand health and safety risks and read all information supplied to ensure the correct use of anaesthetic machines and scavenger units, regular cleaning, maintenance and servicing of equipment etc.  

 

Familiarise yourself with the Health and Safety Policies and refer any concerns to the Head Nurse. 

 

Attend regular meetings with the Head Nurse and other employees to ensure you are working effectively and efficiently as a team. 

 

Participate in relevant CPD appropriate to your role plus any training in-house, ensuring post-training feedback forms are completed and where appropriate information is shared with team members. 

 

 

 

Benefits 

 

25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave 

 

RCVS & VDS fees paid 

 

External CPD funded 

 

Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program 

 

Career progression opportunities 

 

Staff discount schemes 

 

Life Assurance 

 

Enhanced sickness pay 

 

Enhanced equal family leave 

 

Wellness program including:  

 

Employee assistance program 

 

Eyecare voucher scheme 

 

Free annual Flu jab 

 

Cycle to work scheme 

 

Childcare vouchers 

 

Recruitment referral reward scheme 

 

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone. 

 

Please visit our website for further information: www.Cherrydownvets.co.uk 

 

 

 

Part of an amazing global family 

 

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. 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. 

 

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 85,000 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. 

 

If you would like to apply for the role or for an informal chat to discuss it further, please get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Team.

 

Company

Linnaeus is a forward-thinking partnership of highly-respected primary care and referral veterinary practices across the UK and Ireland, comprising some of the best clinicians in the profession. Two important things bring us together; a commitment to excellence in everything we do and our passion to achieve our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

At Linnaeus we carefully select the practices we partner with to ensure the highest levels of patient care across our group. Together we provide a growing community of like-minded veterinary professionals who are passionate about what they do. We work with different types of practices, in every field of veterinary medicine, including small animal, farm and equine.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
0121 712 7050
Location
Friars Gate
1011 Stratford Road
Shirley
West Midlands
B90 4BN
GB
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