• Registered Veterinary Nurse (Oncology Focus)

    Location: 70 Chancellors Road, Hammersmith, London Hours: Full time Practice: London Vet Specialists Practice Details London Vet Specialists

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JOB TITLE: Registered Veterinary Nurse (Oncology Focus) 

REPORTING TO: Lead Medicine RVN, Head of Nursing Services 

START DATE: Summer/Autumn 2024 
HOURS: Full-Time (40-Hours/Week) 

SALARY:  £32,000-37,000 DOE 

 

London Vet Specialists are recruiting for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse with experience in oncology to join the team as an Oncology-Focused RVN in our new hospital in Hammersmith in Summer/Autumn 2024. It’s an exciting opportunity to join LVS as your input will help create and shape the oncology service of our new multidisciplinary hospital  

 

Company Profile 

London Vet Specialists originated as a boutique small animal referral centre in Belsize Park and in May 2024, relocated 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 now have a complete compliment of specialist-led services, including soft-tissue surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, anaesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, neurology, 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. 

 

Overview 

The Oncology-Focused RVN will work collaboratively with the Head of Nursing Services (HoNS), Lead Nurses and Clinicians across the hospital to ensure the efficient delivery of outstanding patient care within the oncology service. Your responsibilities will include the provision of high standards of patient and client care, wards nursing and care, the ordering, safe handling and appropriate storage of cytotoxic medications, administration of chemotherapy, monitoring of sedation and anaesthesia, wards nursing and care, nurse consultations, accurate record keeping & effective communication and teamwork. You will work enthusiastically with the nursing team to help maintain a happy and efficient working environment. 

 

This role would ideally suit a veterinary nurse with experience in a specialist oncology discipline or with a high oncology caseload, chemotherapy administration and nurse consultations. As a focused role, your work will be prioritised within the oncology department; though may be required to help in any area at LVS within the capabilities of an RVN when necessary. Your role will extend to include ward responsibilities as core rotations within the nursing team.  

Key Responsibilities 

  • Provision of a high and sustainable quality of patient care, primarily within the oncology service including delivery of chemotherapy administration.  

  • 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 oncology inpatient care and the implementation of nursing care plans. 

  • Ensure the comfort and safety of patients undergoing oncological investigations & hospitalisation. 

  • 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 within your department, effectively manage the ordering of chemotherapy medications, 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. 

  • 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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