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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Surgical

The University of Edinburgh - CMVM - Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies - HFSA

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £29,619 to £34,308 per annum (pro-rata) (Grade 6)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 7th February 2023
 

Fixed term contract - 9 month maternity leave cover;

Part time hours - averaging 23.3 hours/week, paid overtime with any additional shift cover - Comprised of 10-hour shifts, with 1 hour unpaid lunch (7:30am-6:30pm), working 4 shifts on and 8 shifts off.

We are proud that our Registered Veterinary Nurses are now leading in pay, setting Edinburgh University a front-runner in the veterinary field.

Our surgical rotation posts are ideal for any RVN interested in developing their nursing careers within a state of the art referral hospital. We will provide training across a variety of services by working within the teams of specialist clinicians and experienced registered veterinary nurses at the Hospital for Small Animals. You will be involved in a range of interesting and inspiring cases in our surgery suites, as well as caring for our ward-based patients.

We welcome all enthusiastic candidates to apply as we have a full training programme for all new team members where you will work alongside our skilled staff while you learn the ropes.

The Opportunity:

You will work in a rotational “pod” of three RVNs, working in a 4 shifts on, 8 shifts off pattern. You will cover each other’s annual leave and accrue paid overtime for this additional shift cover.

At the HfSA, we are open to emergencies 24/7 and offer a friendly and supportive working atmosphere, with a strong tradition of research and innovation. We value our team of nurses highly, offering excellent education and development opportunities.

Our Specialist Services at HfSA include:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Cardiology Service
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dick Vet Rabbit and Exotic Practice
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • The Feline Clinic
  • The Internal Medicine Service
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology Service
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • REPAIR Centre
  • The Riddell-Swan Veterinary Cancer Centre

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Must be an RCVS registered veterinary nurse (RVN)
  • Excellent organisational and communications skills are essential
  • Keen dedication to teaching the next generation of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses is a must.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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