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Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse – OOH Coordinator

The University of Edinburgh - MVM/R(D)SVS/Hospital for Small Animals

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £31,396 to £36,024 UE06 per annum (based on a 35h week, pro rata); Additional 30% Premium Band on contracted hours
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 4th January 2024
Job Ref: 9164

Part time - averaging 28 hours per week

Shifts are 4pm-4am working 4 shifts on and 8 shifts off in a rolling pattern 

This role is vital to our OOH team, the successful candidate will directly line manage, coordinate and supervise a group of 8-10 out of hours registered veterinary nurses (RVNs) and animal care assistants (ACAs). You will work on the floor, lead by example, monitor performance issues as they occur, and oversee the provision of relevant clinical support. 

This role helps to proactively organise workflow of admissions, discharges and internal movement of patients throughout hospital while optimising effective staffing profiles and communication between departments during our out of hours service.

The Opportunity: 

We have a dedicated night team who cover 365 days, allowing us to provide 24/7 care to our patients. Our night nurse roles cover everything from ward-based patients, including felines, canines, and exotics as well as our intermediate and emergency & critical care service. 

We have three canine wards, four exotics wards, one feline ward, two isolation units, an emergency room as well as our dedicated, continually staffed Intermediate Care and Intensive Care Wards. We provide the highest level of care to our patients around the clock with life-threatening conditions as well as more routine cases.  

As part of a rolling pod of three OOH coordinators, you will provide cover for each other’s annual leave or other absence, accruing paid overtime as you do so. 

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.
  • Passion for providing and learning about excellent fear-free handling of our patients, with experience in this being desirable for all candidates 

Staff benefits include: 

If you would like to discuss the post further, please contact senior out of hours nurse, Nicola Cochrane Nicola.Cochrane@ed.ac.uk

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