We are looking for an organised, enthusiastic RVN who is passionate about anaesthesia and analgesia to join an amazing surgical nursing team.
The nurses will work in discipline specific teams. This is to ensure the nurses can develop high levels of clinical excellence in their dedicated area of interest.
The surgical nursing team will complete 1 week of imaging – this rotation will be monitoring patients having advanced imaging performed.
The practice is an RCVS accredited hospital. They have recently undergone a full internal refurbishment and have excellent facilities/equipment such as digital x-ray, ultrasound, in house lab, endoscopy, laparoscopy, arthroscopy, multi-parameter monitors and CT.
Performing a range of routine procedures and advanced orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures.
They have a dedicated OOH team taking transfers from the other branches in the region. Their night team ensures a Vet, RVN and PCA are on-site throughout the night, alongside a twilight PCA working till midnight.
As a 24 hour hospital, the case load can vary from routine boosters, challenging ECC cases to orthopaedic and imaging cases. They really do have something for everyone!
As a surgical/anaesthesia nurse you will be responsible for working closely alongside the surgeons. You will be monitoring anaesthesia in a wide range of interesting and challenging cases, alongside our routine procedures.
The surgical nursing team will assist in developing and maintaining high perioperative protocols to ensure their patients receive the best care possible. Maintaining the practice's surgical equipment and instruments to ensure efficient running of the theatres. Surgical RVNs will oversee the patient care assistants/student nurses working within their area and provide guidance and coaching.
You will liaise with the Head Veterinary Nurses and the Veterinary Surgeons to ensure best and effective running of the practice. Maintain cleaning regimes within the hospital to ensure high standards are maintained throughout.
Ensure that patient records and documentation are maintained accurately. They value their nurses clinical professional development and you will have regular one-to-one reviews on our learning platform – Fuse.
Certificates/CPD are encouraged and supported - we want our nurses to flourish in their areas of interest.
This is a full time role – 40 hours per week. Working a 4 day week, with a set day off for continuity and consistency- To create an improved work/life balance.
You will work 1 in 8 full weekends (Saturday and Sunday). This is worked into your weekly hours, meaning you work an average of 38 hours per week.
Average of 1-2 weeks of on call per year. Average of 1-2 bank holidays per year, with equal time back.
The surgical nurse rota is a 3 week rolling rota, in those 3 weeks you will complete 1 week of early shifts, 1 weeks of middle shifts and 1 week of late shifts. The shifts:
Early – 7am – 5pm
Middle – 9am – 7pm
Late – 11.30am – 9.30pm
**Full time salary for a 4 day week**
Salary & benefits
RCVS fees paid & BVNA membership paid.
CPD allowance £750 plus 2 days CPD leave
5 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
If you wish to apply send a CV through the link with a mention of when you will be available for a registration call.
For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them.
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