Veterinary Ward Nurse Day Shift, Jobs, Northern England, Manchester, 12802

Veterinary Ward Nurse - Day Shift - Manchester

Emergency Nurse

  • Job Ref: 12802
  • Posted on March 20th 20172017-03-20
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Vets Now Pet Emergency Hospital

Veterinary Ward Nurse – Day Shift

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Be part of Vets Now's dynamic growth plans and join a team of leading Diplomats and ECC clinicians who will be delivering 24 our care in our brand new Pet Emergency Hospital that opened in November 2016.

We are looking for a dedicated registered veterinary ward nurse to care for our hospitalised patients from all disciplines alongside medicine, surgical and ECC RVN’s.  As a veterinary ward nurse you will have the opportunity to really get to know your patients and be involved in complex cases.  Feeding tubes, indwelling urinary catheters, active wound drainage and oxygen therapy are part of your daily nursing activities, along with a multitude of other drains and catheters.  We are very proactive on nursing areas such as on pain scoring and providing calculated nutritional requirements to hospitalised patients as well as TLC.

This role would ideally suit an RVN that is experienced in advanced veterinary nursing including all the tubes mentioned above or an RVN who is willing and eager to learn.  As this is a referral hospital and the cases can be quite complex, it can be a fast-paced and intense environment to work in, so RVNS need to be proactive and efficient in organising their work load as well as being able to work under pressure at times.    

Shift pattern:

  • Shifts rotate between a week of 7am-4pm and 10.30am-7.30pm

  • 1 weekend in 3 – 9 hour day shifts on Saturday and Sunday with a day off during the week at either side of the weekend

Success in this role requires the following skills and experience:

  • Must be registered or eligible for RCVS registration

  • Dynamic, team player, high clinical standards, passionate about nursing

  • Experience of emergency work desirable

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Ambitious, passionate in their work, shows drive and motivation

Key Benefits:

  • Fully Funded 1st year induction programme including emergency patient online course, and further certification fully encouraged and supported

  • Generous CPD Allowance of up to £750.00, with various courses on offer including enrolment on the accredited Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency & Critical Care.

  • Annual recognition awards

  • Online learning academy

  • VDS Insurance – all permanent staff are added to the Vets Now group policy with VDS for professional liability insurance

  • RCVS registration fees paid conditions apply

To apply, please contact:

If you would like to have an informal chat about this vacancy please contact our Head Nurse, Helen Rooney BSc (Hons) CVN, Cert Ed, Dip AVN (Medical), Cert ECCVN, RVN on 07711192056 or

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Why Work at Vets Now?

Rewards and benefits

As part of the Vets Now team your package will include RCVS membership, EVECCS and IVECCS membership, VDS cover and access to a contributory pension scheme.

Exciting caseload

Working in emergency means no two shifts are the same. You'll see a wide and diverse caseload that will give you the opportunity to use all of your clinical skills.

Owned and run by vets

Vets Now was established by our chairman Richard Dixon, a vet who wanted to help the profession by meeting the growing demand for out-of-hours emergency care. We still put the profession at the heart of everything we do.

Career development

No matter what stage you’re at in your career we’ve got the openings that will help you grow and develop. Whether you want to expand your clinical skills or move into a management role we will support you.

CPD and training

You'll receive a generous CPD allowance and access to one of the most innovative training programmes in the profession. Our team of emergency and critical care specialists shape our clinical training and every year we host the UK’s largest ECC congress.

Working out of hours

We look after our teams, no matter what time of the day or night they work. Working out of hours will give you the opportunity to spend your days doing the things that fit in with your lifestyle.

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