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Linnaeus Diagnostic Imaging Registered Veterinary Nurse - Maternity cover in Basildon, United Kingdom

Diagnostic Imaging Registered Veterinary Nurse - Maternity cover

Location: Southfields Veterinary Specialists

Job Type: 12 months FTC

Hours: 40 hours/week

Salary: From £28,000, depending on experience

Your role and responsibilities

​Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for a talented  Registered Veterinary Nurse to provide support to our rapidly growing diagnostic imaging department. 

Your daily duties will include 

  • Direct communication and co-ordination with the Senior Imaging Nurse, Deputy Nurse Managers, and specialised imaging radiologists, 

  • Assisting with and performing diagnostic imaging procedures to include: Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasonography, Radiography, and fluoroscopy. You will work confidently and solely within each imaging modality, operating highly specialised imaging equipment, overseeing equipment performance and image quality, positioning patients to a high diagnostic and clinical standard, understanding and resolving logistical and technical imaging system faults,

  • Daily operational and organisational duties of the picture archiving communication system to include imaging reconstruction, image and report back up and archiving, handling internal and external image and report requests.

  • General registered nursing duties including, anaesthesia monitoring; intravenous catheter placement; drug dosage calculation, handling, and administration; blood sampling andlaboratory duties;patient recovery and, general cleaning and infection control. 

  • Overseeing all aspects of radiation within your daily department allocation (x-ray/CT/Fluoroscopy).You will be provided with the necessary radiation protection trainingto allow a safe working environment.

You will be required to work a variety of early, mid, and late shifts and contribute to a 2:8 weekend and Bank Holiday rota.

About Us

We are a multi-disciplinary, RCVS accredited specialist lead referral centre within the county of Essex, where we work to the highest standards of veterinary care for pets, creating a seamless experience for them and their owners. We are incredibly proud to have an outstanding team of highly qualified veterinary specialists, that enable the very best care for all patients that come to our practice.


  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

  • Excellent location only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and extremely well located for international travel links by air and train.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Program which is available for everyone.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click the Apply Button or for more information, please feel free to reach out directly to our Referral Nursing Talent Acquisition Business Partner – Becca Thompson at