Theatre Veterinary Nurse - Bright & Spacious Hospital Base!

Location Essex
Discipline: Veterinary Nurses
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £30k + Benefits
Contact name: Sophie Gould

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Job ref: SGFDIFB
Published: 7 months ago

​An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Theatre RVN to join this fantastic team at an exceptional 24-Hour Hospital. It's a bright and spacious hospital complete with digital x-ray, ultrasound, bronchoscope and endoscope, blood pressure machine, ECG, full lab including microscope, haematology and biochemistry analyser, plus CT scanner. They also have full, dedicated night teams to ensure continuity of care out of hours. 


The clinic offers services including flexible and rigid endoscopy, a well-equipped in-house laboratory (including blood gases and clotting profiles), a high spec ultrasound machine, CT imaging and digital x-ray.

They have a strong team of vets with broad skill range and high level of nursing care. The practice is a 15 minute drive away from the famous Southend Pier, which is surrounded by a multitude of shops, restaurants, bars and shopping centres - some of which are included in their retail benefits!

Full time salary package to include: 

  • Salary: £30,000 per annum 

  • 40 hours per week with 1:3 half or 1:6 full weekends 

  • £750 CPD allowance with 2-days CPD leave and in-house CPD available

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • 5 weeks paid annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Fair share bank holiday cover with time back in lieu

  • Minimal on-call duties to support our dedicated night team, if required

  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards

  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme

  • Improved Maternity and Paternity Leave


  • Support Surgical Vets by planning and implementing nursing care in line with the patients' needs, diagnosis and surgical procedure  

  • Draw up and administer medications, including CRI 

  • Perform physical exams on admitted patients; heart rate, pulse rate, capillary refill time, mucous membranes, temperature, respiratory rate and effort. 

  • Keeping nursing notes up to date and communicating with Southend and Branch Vets regarding patient progress and care 

  • Monitoring anaesthesia and recovering patients 

  • Experience (or willing to learn) in caring for surgical patients with complex needs, e.g. preparing and assisting in laser surgery, flexible and rigid endoscopy, orthopaedics, preparing to place feeding tubes and drains 

  • Contribute to infection control strategies currently in place in the theatres, prep areas and sterilising room 

  • Training PCAs and SVNs on theatre nursing and anaesthesia 

  • Being a Clinical coach 

If you are an Experienced Theatre Nurse looking for a new role in the Southend Area - Get in Touch with Sophie today to be considered for some exceptional Opportunities!

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. If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you.

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.