Night Registered Veterinary Nurse (4 on, 8 off - 12 hour shifts 8am - 8pm))Location: The Paddock, 53 Cherrydown West, Basildon, Essex Practice: Cherrydown Vets Basildon Salary: £28,000 per annum Practice Details
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 shift
- Provide an efficient, courteous, and helpful service to all clients, suppliers and external contacts, under all conditions at all times
- Participate in 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 and be accountable for any specific tasks or responsibilities allocated by the Head Nurse, Practice Manager or CDs
- 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 the 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 including 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.
Hours: 4 nights on and 8 nights off – 12 hour shifts. 8 am – 8 pm
- 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
- 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 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.
If you would like to apply for the role or for an informal chat to discuss it further, please get in touch with our Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Claire Challinor on 07709 518041 - [email protected]