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Linnaeus Feline Hyperthyroid Clinic/Oncology Registered Veterinary Nurse in Winchester, United Kingdom

Feline Hyperthyroid Clinic/Oncology Registered Veterinary Nurse

Location: Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: £29,000 - £31,000

About Us

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists was established in 2006 and is one of the country’s leading veterinary specialist referral hospitals in the country.

Our dedicated Clinicians, RVN's and Patient Care assistants, supported by the administrative teams, are committed to providing the highest quality care for pets with many of our clinicians nationally and internationally recognised specialists in their field.

We accept referrals for Orthopaedic Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Cardiology, Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Oncology and Physiotherapy.

We have comprehensive and established clinical and non-clinical programmes for training, development, and CPD.

We are based in the South of England just south of Winchester, close to the M3 and national and international transport links in a state of the art facility.

About your role

Our well-established Feline Hyperthyroid Clinic (FHC) is one of a small number of dedicated facilities in the UK, offering radioactive iodine treatment to hyperthyroid cats from all over the South of England. The FHC boasts exceptional hospitalisation facilities and working environment in a pleasant, rural area of the county, just over a mile away from our main hospital. Management of the clinic is primarily nurse-led, supported by a team of RCVS recognised Specialists in Internal Medicine, residents, interns, technicians and other non-clinical staff.

We are looking for an RVN to provide additional nursing and administration support to the Lead FHC nurse and our Oncology department. The role involves a rotation into both departments, with standard working hours Monday to Friday, between 8am and 6pm with some participation in the FHC weekend and Bank Holiday rota.

Duties at the FHC would primarily be patient-centred, including assisting with admission procedures of new patients (blood sampling, blood pressure etc), nursing care and husbandry of inpatients (both boarding and in the radiation ward), client communication, assisting with administration of radioactive iodine to patients, blood sampling patients before discharge, and performing discharge appointments. Other duties required on an ad-hoc basis include radiation monitoring of patients and the environment, overseeing radiation dosimetry of staff, radioactive waste management, staff training and maintenance of computerised records to ensure compliance with the Environment Agency, HSE and the Ionising Safety Radiation Policy.

No experience working with radioactive iodine is necessary as full training and support will be provided, including funded CPD to complete an external Radiation Protection Supervisor course.

Duties within our Oncology department would include patient handling, support with admission, blood sampling, assisting with the administration of chemotherapy protocols, supporting clients and liaising with our enthusiastic Oncology team.

To be considered for the role, candidates must:

· Be confident in/strong advocates of feline/canine friendly handling

· Be an excellemt ‘team-player’

· Have good time-management skills

· Have good organisational and communication skills

· Have meticulous attention to detail

· Be enthusiastic and reliable

· Be pro-active with maintaining Health and Safety in the workplace

Desirable but not essential:

· Further feline-specific qualifications (eg ISFM CertFN/DipFN)

· Experience of working at/towards ISFM Gold standard accreditation in practice

· Having a driving licence and access to a car is an advantage for this role as some travel between sites is involved (sites are approximately 1.5 miles apart).

Benefits

  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • Private Healthcare

  • Reimbursement of pet insurance policy premium

  • 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

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 Becca.Thompson@linnaeusgroup.co.uk

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