Registered Veterinary Nurse in Twickenham

Registered Veterinary Nurse in Twickenham

Location: Twickenham

Salary: Hidden

Recruiter: Alcombe Veterinary Surgery Whitton

Date Advertised: 2022-01-15

The RoleWe are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team. You will be working 40 hours a week in a 5 day a week pattern, working every other Saturday morning, with one day off in lieu every 4weeks. No OOH work. Shift patterns in the process of being reviewed. Current shifts: 8-5pm, 8:30-5:30pm, 10:30-7:30pm, split shift starting at 8:30am-1pm, restarting 4-7:30pm. Salary range £23,000 - £25,000 dependent on experience. Day to Day duties and responsibilities include: • Admit and discharge patients for routine operations • Keep up to date with preventative healthcare, product knowledge and practice policies so clients can be advised accurately • Run nurse clinics • Ensure correct disposal of clinical waste • Ensure all SOP’s are adhered to in all areas of work at all times to include; surgical nursing, inpatient nursing, nursing clinics, late nurse’s duties, night duties, and weekend duties • Ensure effective stock control and rotation • Ensure the highest standard of nursing care is delivered to all patients at all times • Maintain accurate client and patient medical records at all times to include computer updates, hospital and anaesthetic forms • Be fully aware of all Health & Safety issues and read all information supplied • Be competent and adhere to practice protocols in the following tasks; monitoring anaesthetics, venepuncture, urine collection, skin scrapes, taking/processing radiographs, performing routine laboratory procedures, maintenance of tubes and drains, gowning & gloving to assist aseptically in theatre, under veterinary direction anesthetise and intubate, calculate and administer medications • Assist with reception duties as required • Assist the veterinary surgeons as required • Communicate with clients as required – inpatients care/nurse clinics/reception duties. • Assist with training student veterinary nurses • Ensure daily, weekly and monthly cleaning is carried out to a high standard & record in the cleaning folder • Maintain & clean all equipment in the appropriate manner- see SOPS • Carry out stock orders when required and assist with the biannual stock take • Ensure all areas are adequately stocked at the end of the day • Participate in the biannual appraisal process About Us We are excited to offer a Registered Veterinary Nurse role at our friendly neighbourhood IVC veterinary practice. We are based in Twickenham/Whitton in SW London with easy access to central London (Waterloo) in 25 minutes. We are a close knit sociable team of 2 vets and 3 nurses, with a real focus on animal and client happiness and wellbeing. We encourage high veterinary standards and support personal development. We have digital radiography, modern ultrasound facilities and a fully Idexx equipped lab, running haematology and biochemistry in house, alongside eg. T4, cPL/fPL snap tests, SDMA, UPC and phenobarbital screens. Our clients are generally kind and loving owners, with a high proportion of insured patients. We’re looking for someone with a genuine love and enthusiasm for both patients and clients, in spite of the current crazy world. We love having regular team social gatherings and work hard to create a happy, supportive environment for animals, clients and crucially, ourselves. The area is rich in beautiful outdoor spaces, with Busy and Richmond Park, Hounslow Heath, and the River Crane Park. It’s obviously a brilliant location if you’re a rugby fan as well! The local high street (3 minute walk) has a great mix of local independent and chain coffee shops and supermarkets, so you’re never short of options for lunch. Applicant Requirements We are looking for a qualified RVN who is RCVS registered. 1-2 years qualified ideal but more than happy to consider newly qualified candidates. Benefits (subject to pro rata) · Increasing holiday based on length of service · CPD paid days and allowance · L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy · Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay · Birthday leave · RCVS Membership paid · VDS cover · Discounted veterinary fees · Various discounts including retail & gym memberships · Cycle to Work scheme · Service related company sick pay · Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing · Relocation packages · Career progression opportunities · Free flu jabs As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process. If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. IVC150
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