Veterinary Job

Edinburgh - Edinburgh

Veterinary Nurse - Medicine The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, UK

Practice Type: Other (eg. industry or academia)
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Min Offered: £ 19,730 per year GBP
Posted on: 18 Jan 2019

Job Description

Veterinary Nurse - Medicine

Veterinary Clinical Services

£19,730 - £26,243pa – fixed term for 12 months

Veterinary Nurse – Medicine

Contract Duration: 12 month maternity cover, Full Time 37.5 hours (35 hours +2.5 hours contractual overtime)

One of our nurses will soon be embracing the joys of motherhood and as such we have an exciting opportunity to join our world class hospital for twelve months. The Hospital for Small Animals (HfSA) is a busy teaching and referral hospital where we consistently deliver gold standard patient care whilst also teaching the next generation of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

We are seeking a friendly and reliable registered veterinary nurse who believes in high standards and who is interested all aspects of internal canine and feline medicine nursing from assisting in endoscopy or ultrasonography, to ensuring patients have the best medical care while preforming tasks such as tube feeding, bandage care, barrier nursing, and refining your critical care nursing skills. We have several specialty services you will assist with as well such as cardiology, oncology, and dermatology.

Experience working in a referral hospital would be advantageous, however, further training and career progression are encouraged and we welcome all enthusiastic RVNs to apply and join our team.

•             Comprehensive training and induction with friendly, knowledgeable staff.

•             You will cover one shift per month our weekend rota (Saturday or Sunday) once you are fully trained, which can be used as TOIL or paid as overtime.

•             Excellent university pension scheme.

•             We have a generous external CPD allowance and abundant free internal CPD.

•             Holiday entitlement of 32 days + 4 days of public holiday per year (pro rata).

•             This post is graded as a UE04 or UE05 dependent upon experience.

This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 37.5 hours per week for 12 months.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the post further, please contact the veterinary nurse manager, Seanté Knight, 0131 650 7686 or email

Reference: 046512

Closing Date: 1st February 2019

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