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Part Time Registered Veterinary Nurse - near Worcester

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Julie Powell

Our client is a first opinion, small animal practice based in Worcestershire, with the main site near Upton-upon-Seven. They are now looking for a Part Time Registered veterinary Nurse to join the team.

The practice is situated in a former GP surgery with a large reception that has separate dog and cat waiting areas. There are two consulting rooms and a nurse clinic room, and separate dog, cat, and isolation kennels. All clinical areas have piped oxygen, with dedicated prep, theatre and diagnostic rooms. There is a wide range of modern diagnostic equipment, including an in-house lab, digital x-ray (including dental), laparoscopy, endoscopy and ultrasound.

The team is made up of 8 vets, 7 registered veterinary nurses, and 2 (soon to be 3) veterinary care assistants. Amongst them they have 3 certificate holders in feline and medicine. They are a close knit-team and take well-being and team building seriously, participating in charity runs and hikes as well as local dog shows.

They want the nurses to feel valued and give them the freedom to make decisions and share ideas, bringing their nursing knowledge to the team. They understand that all individuals have their areas of interest which would be welcomed to the team. There are visiting ultrasound and orthopaedic specialists who carry out referral procedures on-site, which gives clients the option of not having to travel to specialist centres plus the nurses are able to gain experience in these areas too. They are a nurse training practice and many of the students stay with them when qualified. The staff work collaboratively as a team and there is always someone around to bounce ideas off or lend a hand as needed.

Day-to-day duties include anaesthesia, surgical work, dealing with in-patients, preparing patients for surgery, monitoring anaesthetics, providing analgesia and Schedule Three procedures. During nurse clinics you will carry out microchipping, second vaccines, preventative parasite control, puppy and kitten clinics, diabetic and weight clinics, administering medication and wound management. The RVN’s are backed up by a team of fabulous Vet Care Assistants.

The role will be 29 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with Thursdays off. The role will include routine inclusion on the weekend & out-of-hours inpatient rota (no emergencies), with time-off in lieu of Saturday mornings worked. You will be working accross both sites and therefore must have a flexible working approach to suit the business needs.

The candidate ideally will have experience in all areas of general nursing duties, such as anaesthesia monitoring, handling/restraining patients, taking blood samples, administering medication, IV catheter care, placing IV catheters and carrying out nurse consultations. However, they will happily consider a range of experience levels as there is ample support for recent graduates. Applicants must have a full UK driving licence and proof of right to work in the UK.

If this is role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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