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Linnaeus Multi Disciplinary Registered Veterinary Nurse in Dewsbury, United Kingdom

Your role and responsibilities

This is the perfect position for a Nurse that is passionate for all disciplines within a hospital setting including surgery, hospital wards, medicine and nurse clinics. This includes rotating between all disciplines to ensure the highest quality of care is delivered to every patient in our care. This role will also have a particular focus on our consulting service, offering gold standard nursing consults and building the relationships with our clients.

The candidate will require experience in anaesthesia/theatre practice, in-patient care, assisting with medicine procedures and running nurse clinics. You will help to facilitate the efficient and effective flow of patients through all disciplines, whilst ensuring the delivery of exceptional care to patients.

Expected responsibilities include:

  • Building relationships with clients through offering gold standard nursing consultations.

  • Support checking repeat prescriptions

  • Carry out nurse callbacks/advice calls

  • Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of consult room rooms and dispensary

  • Effective and efficient communication with client care team to ensure smooth processing of patients through consults

  • Support with admits and discharges for patients as appropriate

  • Support with forming set guidelines for carrying out all our nurse clinics

  • Ensure accurate record keeping when running clinics and accurate pricing is carried out

  • Ensure efficient and effective communication with other consulting nurses and consulting PCA throughout the day.

  • Support with triage system – carry out all triage calls and appointments and liaise with nursing leads appropriately.

  • Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of all consult rooms

  • Support with management of CPC/ end of life appointments

  • Support vets with their appointments – hands on in consult/prepping for next consult/managing waiting room and client expectations

  • Support diary management - Ensure all appointments suitable for RVN’s are carried out by RVN’s

  • Support maintenance of waiting room displays and consult room notice boards

  • Provide training to FOH/PCA team on relevant topics

  • Support vets with the admit of patients from consult to the inpatient team

  • Demonstrate an excellent work ethic and capability in all nursing duties including a high level of hygiene and the ability to recognise and undertake relevant actions with regards to infection control.

  • Attend regular nursing team meetings to review processes and protocols with a view to progressing and improving where possible

  • Ensure the risks of nosocomial infections and cross contamination are minimised by practicing good hygiene – maintenance and completion of infection control check lists in all wards

  • Accurate record keeping, especially regarding kennel sheets, anaesthetic sheets, hospitalisation records and during nurse consults

  • Oversee the maintenance and follow up on any faulty/broken equipment

  • Work closely with the Team Leaders and CNM’s to plan for the daily case load/patient flow and highlight any issues or concerns that may arise

  • Work with other disciplines to ensure active handovers received for patients moving between disciplines

  • Attend team briefings and daily huddles to ensure effective and efficient communication

  • Involvement in aiding in research and development within the veterinary sector in multiple disciplines, as well as supported self-clinical progression

  • Engage with practice projects such as: PSS, CFC, DFC, RFC, IIE Bronze etc.

  • Taking responsibility for your patients from admit to discharge including pricing for all treatments and procedures carried out.

  • Work with the CNM’s and lead nurses to ensure all new nurses entering the business are supported to complete their induction.

  • Participate in external CPD any training in-house, ensuring post-training feedback forms are completed/cascade of relevant information to appropriate team members.

  • Encourage and participate in the use of VetSafe

  • Comply with the Health and Safety policies for the different areas of the practice/ hospital.

  • Adhere to confidentiality relating to all aspect of the business including complying with and assisting with all requirements relating to GDPR compliance.

The successful candidate must have a love of working within an extremely varied and fast paced environment with a team of like-minded people. We are looking for someone who will not only go above and beyond for our patients, but for their colleagues too. Candidates must be qualified RVNs and will be proactive, enthusiastic, approachable, a great team player, able to use their own initiative and self-motivated. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to working are essential.


  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

  • RCVS & VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • 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

About us

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 Programme which is available for everyone.