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About the practice

We are working with one of the leading specialist referral sites, they are based in Hampshire and cover a huge part of the South of the UK.

Our client is just south of Winchester, close to the M3 and national and international transport links. They are based in a serene countryside setting with state-of-the-art facilities and are available to look after pets 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The hospital accepts referrals for Orthopaedic Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Cardiology, Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Oncology, Physiotherapy as well as Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) and a Pain Clinic..

Duties and hours

Hours : Flexible hours and shift patterns/combinations considered. We are more focused on finding the right team fit.

As a member of the multidiscipline nursing team, you will be rotating through Wards, Surgery, Neurology, Medicine, Anaesthesia and Imaging on a weekly basis developing a wide knowledge and skill base. You will support the discipline specific nurses within the departments to ensure that a high level of nursing care is provided to our patients . This role provides a fantastic learning opportunity for an RVN looking to develop their nursing skills or for the individual with established referral experience to utilise their knowledge and skills to the full.

The role includes:

  • Following practice policies and SOPs relating to specific tasks and departments
  • Providing in-patient care ensuring a high level of nursing
  • Monitoring patients in recovery (from sedation or General Anaesthesia)
  • Carrying out blood samples and parameter measurements for in-patients
  • Calculating, preparing and the administration of pre-prescribed medications, as directed by a clinician
  • Ensuring the appropriate feeding of all patients
  • Maintaining hygiene standards, including observation of barrier and cytotoxic nursing protocols
  • Setting and maintaining nursing standards to a professional level
  • Keeping tidy, accurate and legible patent records of all treatments, events and communications
  • Supporting the patient care assistance team within their role
  • Providing effective and timely communications with the Senior Ward Nurse about in-patients
  • Recording of all client communications within the computer records
  • Monitoring General Anaesthetics and sedations when on a discipline rotation
  • Assisting patient admits – examinations, IV catheter placements and blood sample
  • Assisting with surgical and medical procedures
  • Ensuring equipment is clean and well maintained
  • Assisting in providing training for Student Veterinary Nurses
  • Having the opportunity to improve clinical skills and knowledge through many departments.

Who are we looking for?

  • RCVS registered.
  • A confident, caring RVN.
  • Great team player & communicator.
  • High clinical standards & gold standard patient care.
  • All experience levels welcome.
  • Someone who is looking to develop their career.
  • High level of nursing skills.
  • Good time management skills with the ability to work calmly.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Genuine passion for animal welfare.
  • Positive and well-grounded approach to working in a vibrant, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels.
  • Self- motivated and enthusiastic approach.
  • Positive role model.

Key benefits:

  • Flexible shift patterns.
  • Opportunity to work within team of industry leading specialists.
  • Referral level caseloads.
  • Friendly team environment, with lots of support and opportunity.
  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave.
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid.
  • External CPD funded.
  • Staff discount schemes.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Enhanced sickness pay.
  • Enhanced equal family leave.
  • Employer contribution pension scheme.
  • Eyecare voucher scheme.
  • Free annual Flu jab.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

For more information, please contact Laura: or ring/whatsapp/text: 07931 832 106. Alternatively, please see our other vacancies at

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