• Registered Veterinary Nurse (Multi-Disciplinary)

    Location: 56 Belsize Lane, London Hours: Full time Practice: London Vet Specialists Practice Details London Vet Specialists

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JOB TITLE: Registered Veterinary Nurse (Multi-Disciplinary)

REPORTING TO: Lead Multi-Disciplinary RVN, Head of Nursing Services

AREA: Nursing

START DATE: May 2024

SALARY: £31,000 - £36,000 DOE

An exciting opportunity has opened at London Vet Specialists for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse to join the team at our new multidisciplinary hospital in Hammersmith in Spring 2024. All experience levels are welcome with previous referral experience not essential as training will be provided.

Company Profile

London Vet Specialists originated as a boutique small animal referral centre in Belsize Park and in Spring 2024, will start a new chapter with a major expansion and relocation to a new state-of-the-art site in Hammersmith, West London. The hospital boasts an incredible location on the banks of the river Thames and nestled within the bustling and thriving Hammersmith & Fulham neighbourhood. We currently have specialists in multiple disciplines including soft-tissue surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, anaesthesia, cardiology, dermatology & diagnostic imaging and will be additionally incorporating neurology, oncology, orthopaedic surgery & emergency and critical care.

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. Linnaeus invest in quality practices who put patient care at the heart of everything they do. Together we provide a growing community of like-minded veterinary professionals who are passionate about what they do.

Role Overview

The Multi-Disciplinary RVN will work collaboratively with the Head of Nursing Services (HoNS), Lead Nurses, Clinical Director and Clinicians across the hospital to ensure the efficient delivery of outstanding patient care across all services. Your responsibilities will include the provision of high standards of patient and client care, monitoring of sedation and anaesthesia, wards nursing and care, the handling, maintenance & care of equipment, assisting with procedures, accurate record keeping & effective communication and teamwork. You will work enthusiastically with the nursing team to help maintain a happy and efficient working environment.

As a multi-disciplinary RVN, your work will be shared throughout all disciplines at LVS, including orthopaedic and soft-tissue surgery, internal medicine, anaesthesia, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, neurology, oncology & emergency and critical care. Your specific clinical interests and passions will be encouraged.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provision of a high and sustainable quality of patient care by you, across all services in the hospital.  
  • Demonstrate an excellent work ethic and capability in all nursing duties, including a high level of hygiene and the ability to recognise and undertake relevant actions with regards to infection control.   
  • Prioritise inpatient care and the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Ensure the comfort and safety of patients undergoing investigations.
  • As a cat-friendly clinic, you will support the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) cat-friendly standards across the hospital.
  • As a dog-friendly clinic, you will support the Dogs Trust and British Veterinary Behaviour Association (BVBA) dog-friendly standards across the hospital.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping is undertaken, especially regarding anaesthetic and hospitalisation records.
  • Assist with stock management and co-ordinate with the pharmacy & purchasing assistant.
  • Work closely with the Lead Nurses and HoNS to plan for the daily case load and highlight any issues or concerns that may arise.
  • Participate in team briefings and meetings to ensure effective and efficient communication.
  • Under the direction of the clinicians, contact and liaise with clients to provide/ receive patient updates.
  • Use VetSafe reporting to reflect on incidents or near misses where patient care can be improved and encourage its use within your team.
  • Seek opportunities to maintain competence in all areas of nursing to ensure a strong level of general nursing capabilities are achieved. Where suitable take part in role swaps to preserve this competence.

Benefits:

  • 5 Weeks' Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays

  • Additional Birthday Leave

  • RCVS & VDS Fees Paid

  • Enhanced Equal Family Leave

  • Enhanced Sickness Pay

  • Life Assurance

  • External CPD Funded

  • Extensive Free Online Linnaeus CPD Program

  • Progression Opportunities

  • Generous Staff Social Calendar

  • Wellness Program Including:

    • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
    • Cycle-To-Work Scheme
    • Recruitment Referral Reward Scheme
    • Flu Annual Flu Jab
    • Eyecare Vouchers

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.

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 Referral Nursing Talent Acquisition Business Partner – Becca Thompson at Becca.Thompson@linnaeusgroup.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.

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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