Surgical Registered Veterinary NurseLocation: Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull Practice: Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service Salary: £28,000 per annum, Salary starting from and depending on experience Practice Details
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Job Title: Surgical Registered Veterinary Nurse
Location: Willows Referrals
Job Type: Permanent
Hours: 38 hours/week
Salary: From £28,000, depending on experience
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) to join our Surgical Suite nursing team.
As Surgical RVN, you will work alongside our 6 full-time RVNs, 6 part-time RVNs, 6 dedicated surgical suite Patient Care Assistants, as well as our Specialist Surgeons and Anaesthetists.
The position will involve supporting surgical patients from across multiple disciplines, including cardiology, soft tissue, orthopaedic, neurology, ophthalmology, as well as our primary care service.
- Providing high quality peri-operative care to surgical patients
- Monitoring of anaesthesia, including emergency and critically ill patients
- Preparing patients for surgery and scrubbing into procedures, if required
- Undertaking of both general and theatre nursing, including the maintenance and preparation of sterile supplies and instruments
- Accurate record keeping
- Infection control.
As Surgical RVN, you must be an excellent communicator and have a genuine desire to improve clinical standards.
You must also have capability in all nursing duties including; anaesthesia monitoring, intravenous catheter placement, drug dosage calculation, handling and administration, blood sampling and patient recovery.
Previous referral experience is desirable, but not essential as comprehensive training and support will be provided.
This is a full-time position working an average of 38hr/week, including a share of weekends (1:6)
Shift times are between 7am and 9pm, on a rota.
- 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave
- RCVS and 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
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 Program which is available for everyone.
Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service is one of the world's leading small animal referral centres, having been delivering the highest possible standard of pet healthcare for over 30 years.
Our vision is to provide an unrivalled clinical, patient, client and team experience recognised for excellence worldwide. Our values centre around the care of our patients, our clients, our referring vets, each other, and the environment to make A BETTER WORLD OF PETS.
Willows is widely known for the delivery of CPD, and we strongly encourage all our associates to continually develop their skills and knowledge. We employ over 250 Associates working as part of an outstanding multi-disciplinary team led by internationally-renowned Specialists. Our service teams include orthopaedics, neurology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, clinical nutrition, oncology, soft tissue surgery, cardiology, dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care (ECC), anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic imaging and physiotherapy.
In-patient care is a priority and includes 24-hour veterinary and nursing cover, with support from a team of emergency vets and Interns. Our hospital facilities are of the highest quality, including on-site Siemens 64-slice CT, Siemens 1.5T MRI, two in-theatre mobile image intensifiers, two digital radiography rooms, ultrasonography, electro diagnostics, video endoscopy and an extensive range of advanced surgical equipment.
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]