veterinary technician

veterinary technician West Yorkshire

Linnaeus Group
Full Time West Yorkshire 10.56 - 12.04 GBP Today
Job description

Location:
Savile Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Hours:
Full time
Practice:
Calder Vets Dewsbury


If you are a current Linnaeus Associate, you will need to apply internally. In order to do this, please contact our Talent Acquisition team (details can be found via The Link) and someone will be in touch to discuss and progress your application.

Your role and responsibilities

This is the perfect position for a Nurse looking to progress in all aspects of theatre-based nursing. This includes preparation of theatre suites and equipment, preparing patients for surgery, imaging patients, working in both a theatre circulating nurse and anaesthesia nurse role.

The candidate will require experience in anaesthesia and theatre practice or have a keen interest to develop within this area. You will help to facilitate the efficient and effective flow of patients through the theatre suites, whilst ensuring the delivery of exceptional care to patients.

We are looking for a nurse looking with a desire to focus their knowledge on all aspects of surgical and anaesthesia nursing, protocols, and procedures to ensure the highest standard of care is provided.

Expected responsibilities include:

  • Working alongside lead surgical nurse, clinicians, nurses, and PCAs to provide the highest quality of care for all surgical patients
  • Set up for operations for that day
  • Monitor and maintain anaesthesia
  • Prep patients for surgery
  • Maintenance of surgical kits – up to date kit lists, kit storage maintained, training for new team members
  • Ensure precise, efficient and accurate patient handovers are carried out
  • Accurate record keeping, especially with regard to kennel sheets, anaesthetic sheets and hospitalisation records
  • Participate in team briefings and daily huddles to ensure effective and efficient communication
  • Keep operations board up to date
  • Set up for next day’s procedures including board and trays
  • Completing maintenance checks on all surgical equipment and follow up on faulty/broken equipment
  • Maintenance of hygiene in preps and surgical theatres – completing all daily/monthly infection control checklists
  • Ensure all safety checklists are complete prior to anaesthesia – anaesthesia machine and patients
  • Complete relevant CPD with support from the large bank of resources at Linnaeus and share learnings across the team
  • Aid with the completion of clinical audits
  • Liaising with the Lead Surgical Nurse regarding the progress of your patients throughout the day so that owners are kept appropriately updated
  • Effectively communicate with clients to ensure smooth and efficient patient journey
  • Attend regular nursing team meetings to review processes and protocols with a view to progressing and improving where possible
  • Attend team briefings and daily huddles to ensure effective and efficient communication
  • Work closely with the surgical lead and CNM’s to plan for the daily case load/patient flow and highlight any issues or concerns that may arise
  • Involvement in aiding in research and development within the veterinary sector in multiple disciplines, as well as supported self-clinical progression
  • Engage with practice projects such as: PSS, CFC, DFC, RFC, IIE Bronze etc.
  • Work with the CNM’s and lead nurses to ensure all new nurses entering the business are supported to complete their induction.
  • Participate in external CPD any training in-house, ensuring post-training feedback forms are completed/cascade of relevant information to appropriate team members.
  • Encourage and participate in the use of VetSafe
  • Comply with the Health and Safety policies for the different areas of the practice/ hospital.
  • Adhere to confidentiality relating to all aspect of the business including complying with and assisting with all requirements relating to GDPR compliance.

Our surgical team consists of dedicated surgical nurses, rotating nurses, student veterinary nurses and patient care assistants who provide gold standard care to our surgical patients and work alongside all other departments within the hospital.

The successful candidate must have a love of working within an extremely varied and fast paced environment with a team of like-minded people. We are looking for someone who will not only go above and beyond for our patients, but for their colleagues too. Experience working in a hospital is beneficial but not essential as comprehensive training from our highly experienced team will be provided. Candidates must be qualified RVNs and will be proactive, enthusiastic, approachable, a great team player, able to use their own initiative and self-motivated. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to working are essential.

You will be exposed to a range of anaesthesia and analgesia techniques, such as CRIs, nerve blocks and epidurals. You will have access to state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and be trained in monitoring techniques including, blood pressure monitoring, capnography, ECG, and arterial blood gas analysis, to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care.

You will see a large and varied first opinion, referral and emergency caseload, working within an exceptional team and developing your career whilst being exposed to cases from all disciplines. This is a rewarding and challenging role that will require teamwork and dedication to the service and its patients.

For more information on being an RVN at Calder click here.. https://vimeo.com/711656038

Benefits

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • 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


About us

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 Programme which is available for everyone.

Part of an amazing global family

Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets. We are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team. Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

Linnaeus is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse for all our associates.

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 Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

veterinary technician
Linnaeus Group

https://www.linnaeusgroup.co.uk
Shirley, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
501 to 1000 Employees
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
2014
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