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Veterinary Nurse: Surgical (Soft Tissue)

The University of Edinburgh - MVM/R(D)SVS/HfSA

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £23,487 to £27,116
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 4th October 2021
Job Ref: 1996
Apply Before 04/10/2021, 17:00

37.5 hours/week (35 hours salary/week + 2.5 hours contractual overtime/week)

We are looking for an enthusiastic registered veterinary nurse to join our expanding Soft Tissue Service, which offers compassionate, specialist-led care for companion animals. 

The Opportunity:

Our Soft Tissue Service team comprises of three Specialists, four trainee surgeons, three surgical interns, and over 20 nursing and support staff. We have state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities and work closely with internationally renowned colleagues in Oncology, Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Anaesthesia, Neurology and Diagnostic Imaging to provide the very highest standards of care.

This role involves assisting our soft tissue surgical team manage complex cases and carrying out administrative duties for the soft tissue service. You will get the opportunity to be immersed in specialist procedures and provide an excellent level of care for our veterinary patients. You will play a key role in the care of our soft tissue patients during their hospitalisation both in and out of theatre. You will also be involved with the teaching of veterinary undergraduate as they rotate through the soft tissue service.

Successful candidate will participate in a one weekend shift per 4 weeks on a shared rota, overtime accrued for additional shift cover.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Registered veterinary nurse (RVN)
  • Keen on all aspects of surgical and theatre nursing
  • Detail orientated with excellent communication skills.
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