Stanley House are looking for a qualified night nurse to work an amazing 4 on 8 off rota. We are further enhancing our nursing care so there is a nurse available all night to care for inpatients and help the on call vet with emergencies.The shifts will be 13 hours long and the 8 days off include your annual holidays

The very competitive salary depends on the number of years you have been qualified and there will be an extra shift allowance which takes in to account the unsociable hours. The shifts will be 13 hours long and the 8 days off include your annual holidays

We have amazing facilities:

The medical and surgical suites have recently undergone extensive facilities. The surgical suite consists of:

  • Two theatres
  • Dental Suite
  • Diagnostic Suite (including digital radiography, scanners, ECG and endoscopes.)
  • Prep area

The Medical suite consists of:

  • Dog ward
  • Cat ward
  • Isolation
  • Holding kennels
  • Food prep area
  • Laboratory

Why apply?

  • We are a multi award winning practice and have won
    • Local employer of the year
    • Design awards
  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent staff benefits including:
    • A corporate health plan through Westfield Health which gives you an annual allowance towards dental treatment, opticians, physio and much more.
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Corporate gym membership for only £22.50 a month
  • Great staff social events
  • Great staff activities such 3 peaks walks, camping trips, nights out etc
  • We regularly take part in charity events and we have completed a mega hike, guide dogs challenge, we also take part in the annual the excellent Pendle pub walk.

About Pendle

If you are not from the area, Pendle is a lovely part of the country in the North West of England nestling between the Ribble Valley and the Pennine Way. The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is on our door step and the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Bronte Country are all within easy reach. We have two golf courses in Pendle and a sailing club on Burwains reservoir. The area is fantastic for cycling, walking and running. The area now also boasts a premier league football team!

For people who enjoy the City life we are also in easy reach of the vibrant cities Manchester and Leeds which both offer excellent shopping and night life.

Job Purpose

To share responsibility with the head nurse and deputy head nurse for the effective organisation, administration and control of the small animal hospital department.

Responsibilities

  • To display a high level of commitment to Stanley House Veterinary Surgeons.
  • To display a high level of commitment and a willingness to study hard for examinations.
  • To be punctual, with a good attendance record.
  • To be properly groomed and dressed.
  • To be a good role model to student veterinary nurses.
  • To work as a responsible member of the nursing team and practice.
  • To communicate and participate in regular staff meetings and training sessions.
  • To perform nursing procedures that conform to the relevant areas of professional practice (RCVS and BVNA).

General

To play an active and supportive role in the development of the practice

To undertake any reasonable duties as may be requested by colleagues. These will be duties that arise through periods of unusual pressure at times of high workload and/or staff shortages.

Personal development

Ensure that you participate regularly in continuing education and keep abreast of modern knowledge and techniques.

It is the aim of the practice to provide the best possible care for companion animals and their owners in a friendly and supportive environment. Quality care is the responsibility of each member of the practice team and, to this end, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that they participate regularly in continuing education and keep abreast of modern knowledge and techniques.

Main duties

  • General nursing duties: Deliver a high standard of inpatient care and strive to develop and improve using evidence based practice. Communicate effectively with colleagues and clients and keep clinical records updated daily. Support and assist colleagues, students and nursing assistants to maintain a high standard of cleanliness amongst the wards and working areas. Personal protective equipment is provided and the use of PPE’s is expected of all members of staff. Hand washing after animal handling is gold standard and or the use of alcoholic gels is sufficient
  • Admit and discharge animals; deliver high standard of animal and client care, communicate effectively amongst colleagues to make welfare our top priority
  • Surgical nursing; assist in theatre, assist with dentistry (scale and polishing teeth), circulate outside of theatre, prepare and recover patients, communicate effectively with clients and colleagues
  • Anaesthesia duties; monitor anaesthetics under veterinary supervision, complete an anaesthetic chart, use the monitoring equipment provided, communicate effectively with colleagues, be responsible for your colleagues safety around inhalation hazards
  • Radiography; assist, prepare and take radiographs, adhere to H&S for self and colleagues
  • Perform a range of laboratory duties and communicate/record results accurately
  • Perform a range of reception duties
  • Communicate with our OOH phone answering service to collect information for the veterinary surgeon on call
  • Communicate with clients over the phone and provide veterinary advice. OOH calls are likely to be emotional and will require a calm approach to gain the best outcome for the patient
  • Restock items and monitor stock levels. It is the head nurses responsibility to ensure discontinued stock is replaced by a suitable alternative.
  • PCS cremation services; be responsible for offering clients the options and being responsible for their decisions to ensure these expectations are met
  • Perform nurse clinics duties; nail clips, monthly flea treatment plans, monthly worming plans up to 6mth then quarterly thereafter, weight clinics, health checks, 2nd Vaccinations, senior pet clinics, educating the public on preventative health care ie insurance, PHP and responsible pet ownership, microchipping and adolescent health checks
  • Extra duties and responsibilities may be given to enable the nursing department to run smoothly. Full training will be provided and progress monitored.

If you are interested in the position please apply in writing with CV to:

Liz Edmondson Day

Stanley House Veterinary Group

20 Albert Road

Colne

BB8 0AA

liz@stanleyhousevets.co.uk

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