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RVN wanted: Keen interest in Eyes & Anaesthesia needed!
Expanding ophthalmology referral clinic seeking RVN.
RVN required for a growing team within our busy ophthalmology clinic in a beautiful part of the Kent countryside. We are equally happy to appoint a newly qualified RVN or a more experienced colleague. A keen interest in gold standard clinical care is essential. The role is mainly anaesthesia / surgical nursing, and so a bias towards these aspects would be beneficial. Experience of referral nursing could be useful but not essential as we offer full training.
We are currently seeking an RVN for 40 hours per week; a working day of 8.30am – 5.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break. We welcome applicants for the full-time role or those who are interested in a part-time job share. There would be an on-call commitment. We offer a generous salary package, statutory holiday allowance and funding of relevant CPD. Our nurses are members of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists funded by the clinic, and RCVS annual fee is also paid for.
Our clinical team is supported by an ANA role, allowing the RVNs to concentrate on nursing our patients and effectively liaise with clients to provide the best quality of care. We currently have 2 ophthalmologists, and a junior ophthalmology intern, and have a full reception and administrative team as well.
Essential qualities: initiative, enthusiasm, commit to learning and ongoing professional development, willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ for our clients & their patients, flexibility to assist with nurse holiday cover, ‘can-do’ attitude and a sense of humour.
How to apply
Working patterns will be discussed with applicants as there is some degree of flexibility available. Applicants are equally welcome from those seeking full-time or part-time employment. If you would like to ask any questions, and/or visit the practice, or have an informal chat regarding a move into this type of nursing, please call our Head RVN Debbie on 01303 840499 – we are happy to answer any queries and we welcome visitors. Debbie’s email is Debbie@elhamvalley.com .
If you share our commitment to clinical excellence and high quality client care, we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in joining us, please forward your CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role. Please send any applications to Katherine via email Katherine@elhamvalley.com by Monday 25 February 2019. We hope to interview in the week beginning 4 March 2019.
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