This is a challenging role at the heart of the hospital where we deliver high standards of nursing care to our patients. Caring for each patient individually in your allocated ward, you will administer medication, liaise with clinicians about their patients, take bloods and place IV catheters, manage feeding tubes, chest drains and urinary catheters as part of the day to day jobs. Working in our intensive care unit, would involve providing blood transfusions, airway management and other lifesaving procedures. Extra training is encouraged for this area and ECC CPD helps to build knowledge and skills. We support each other throughout the day to nurse the patients to the highest standards.
The working hours for this role are varied and could be between 8am and 5.30pm (with one late working until 7pm). This equates to an average of 43 hours per week. You will be required to take part in the weekend rota working a 1 in 6 full weekends from 7.45am to 6pm, 2 lieu days would be given the following week in exchange for the weekend work. We have a bank holiday rota in place which means our nursing team are required to work 1 or 2 bank holidays a year. There would also be a requirement to take part in the night cover and on call rota, further information on this would be discussed at interview.
Pride Veterinary Centre beautifully combines the benefits of a specialist led, multidisciplinary support infrastructure with the flexibility of being independently owned by members of the veterinary team. We strive to deliver world class patient care and our fantastic facilities provide a superb care environment, including 13 consultation rooms, 7 hospital wards, 5 theatres, full advanced imaging suite, 3 ultrasound rooms, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool and treadmills and dedicated chemo & radio-iodine treatment rooms define the setting.
For this role, we are looking for someone who is a qualified, registered, veterinary nurse with Inpatient Care and ICU experience. To excel in the role, we also require someone with good team working skills and the ability to organise and prioritise their day, with a hardworking attitude. It would also be good to have experience in a busy hospital and experience with urinary catheters, feeding tubes etc.
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Derby, United Kingdom