Fitzpatrick Referrals Halfway Lane, EashingGodalmingSurreyGU7 2QQGB

Lead Registered Veterinary Night Nurse – Eashing

Apply by: 10 December 2021
Department: Nursing, Orthopaedics and Neurology Service

Fitzpatrick Referrals is looking for a Lead Registered Veterinary Night Nurse to join its specialist veterinary orthopaedics and neurology practice in Eashing, Surrey.

This lead night nursing role will work across two teams that are predominantly ward-based and include monitoring, providing analgesia and treatments to patients with a wide range of conditions, and the provision of advanced nursing care. On occasions, it will be required that you take over a surgical case, so an RVN competent in surgical and anaesthesia procedures is essential.

Our night nurses are supported by a vet on duty throughout the night and highly trained auxiliaries who walk and feed patients and look after their husbandry requirements, allowing our nurses to focus on nursing.

The lead night nurse role will be supporting both teams, in a supervising role, reviewing and developing the night team processes, and ensuring the team offer gold standard care and expertise to all patients entrusted in our care.

Our night nurse teams work 7 shifts on, 7 shifts off, with the lead nurse working across two teams three nights a week, with a fortnightly shift working alongside the senior day-nursing teams which can be negotiated.

We offer full induction, mentoring and support to enhance your skills to provide leadership and advanced nursing care to our orthopaedic and neurological patients.

You will be a registered and experienced veterinary nurse who is driven to provide a high level of nursing care to patients and able to use your own initiative. Your ability to be forward-thinking, show empathy and demonstrate exemplary teamwork is essential. Previous experience in referral nursing is highly beneficial but we also encourage applications from RVNs with several years’ post-qualification, first opinion practice experience.

Fitzpatrick Referrals provides a competitive salary, paid holidays, both funded and regular in-house CPD, free VET Festival ticket, payment of your RCVS registration, a workplace pension scheme, life assurance, an employee assistance programme and an onsite gym.

For further information or to apply please send your covering letter and CV to [email protected] stating which role you are applying for in the email subject line, by Friday 10th December 2021.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close for applications before the closing date.

Date posted: 22nd October 2021

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