Veterinary Nurse – Emergency and Critical Care

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

The University of Edinburgh

We have a fantastic opportunity for a nurse to join our established Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) nursing team here at the Hospital for Small Animals (HfSA) on a rolling rota, 4 shifts on, 8 shifts off. With the recent addition of our Emergency Room and expanding caseload, we are looking for candidates who are passionate about providing state-of-the-art nursing for critically ill and emergent patients.

We are open to emergencies 24/7, so part of the role is to support the growing out-of-hours emergency referrals we see, involving triage, stabilization, and longer-term care of our critically ill patients.

We value our team of ECC dedicated nurses highly, offering excellent education and development opportunities and offer a friendly and supportive working atmosphere, with a strong tradition of research and innovation. At our monthly team meetings, your opinion matters and we work together to implement progressive positive change.

As part of this role, you will cover the annual leave for your colleagues, accruing paid overtime for all additional hours worked. Successful candidates will be highly motivated to take their careers forward by helping us develop and teach critical care nursing within our hospital.

Prior nursing experience in a busy emergency room and/or in a referral hospital is preferred. An advanced diploma in veterinary nursing or advanced certificate in ECC Nursing is useful, as is previous teaching experience.

Staff Benefits Include

  • Staff discount for pet treatment.
  • Amazing onsite perks:
    • Staff discount for on-site gym and exercises classes
    • Free car parking with electric car charging points
    • Two on-site canteens.
  • We have a generous £800/annum external CPD allowance, paid CPD days and abundant free internal CPD for clinical staff.
  • No additional on-call is required, however, you will cover holidays in your pod, accruing paid overtime for any additional hours worked.
  • Holiday entitlement of 36 days + 4 days of public holiday (pro rata).

Your Skills And Attributes For Success

  • Being an RCVS registered veterinary nurse is essential.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills are essential.
  • Keen dedication to teaching the next generation of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses is a must.

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