• Registered Veterinary Nurse- Clinic

    Location: 378 Soothill Lane, Batley Hours: Full time Practice: Abbey House Veterinary Hospital Batley Salary: £27,000 per annum, From, depending on experience Practice Details Abbey House Veterinary Hospital Batley

If you are a current Linnaeus Associate, you will need to apply internally. In order to do this, please contact our Talent Acquisition team (details can be found via The Link) and someone will be in touch to discuss and progress your application.

This is the perfect position for a Nurse that is passionate about all aspects of veterinary nursing. This role covers our Batley cluster which covers Batley & Cleckheaton this includes supporting our veterinary surgeons to ensure that the highest quality of care is delivered to every patient in our care. You will also be required to work closely with the rest of the clinic team including the veterinary surgeons & client care teams. This full-time role will include practice nurse duties, surgical & theatre time, supporting client care and some non-clinical duties. We offer gold-standard care and always put our patient’s well-being first.

The candidate will need to be at least 1 year qualified and have experience in all aspects of veterinary nursing. You will help to facilitate the efficient and effective flow of patients through the clinics whilst ensuring the delivery of exceptional care to patients.

Key responsibilities

  • 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 Clinical Nursing manager, Practice Manager.
  • Ensure you are organised and well prepared for the patients coming into the practice and you provide support where necessary to cover low staffing periods.
  • 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.
  • Participate in any out of hours nursing rota as agreed on a shared rota system
  • 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 patient 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 Clinical Nursing Manager 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 Clinical Nursing Manager.
  • Welcome and support any visiting veterinary surgeons, students and work experience employees to ensure safe methods of working.
  • Attend regular meetings with the Clinical Nursing Managers 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.

About us

Abbey House is a high-quality, busy 24/7 Tier 3 Hospital in West Yorkshire. We are supported by five branch clinics. We are passionate about supporting each other, quality, clinical excellence and patient and client care. We are also proud of our commitment to sustainability and hold our Investors in the Environment Bronze award.

We are a large, friendly, welcoming team that enjoys bringing fun into the workplace. Our Colleague Council organises regular events and have made an exciting Engagement Action Plan together as a team. We are also working on our well-being agenda, with many trained Mental Health First Aiders on-site.

Our in clinic facilities and equipment are excellent and include:

-An amazing team of supportive, dedicated, caring professionals

- Full imaging suite including Xray & ultrasound scanner.

- A fully equipped theatre suite

- Dental equipment with X-ray 

- Excellent in patient facilities with access to inhouse lab machines

- Separate dog/cat waiting areas and 2 consult rooms.

Our Hospital facilities and equipment are equally excellent and include:

- An amazing team of supportive, dedicated, caring professionals
- Full imaging suite including Xray, multiple ultrasound scanners, onsite CT and visiting MRI
- 4 theatres with dedicated surgical nursing team and certificate holder-led service
- Dental suite with X-ray
- Rigid/flexible endoscopy including laparoscopy
- Excellent in patient facilities with separate dog/cat/exotic and day/long stay wards plus ICU and onsite lab with dedicated technician (Haem/biochem/coags/EPOC)
- Separate dog/cat waiting areas and 7 consult rooms

Benefits

  • 5 weeks 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
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

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.

Linnaeus is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse for all our associates.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click the Apply Button or for more information, please feel free to reach out directly to our Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

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