We have some fantastic opportunities here at West Midlands Referrals, including x 2 full time RVN roles, x 1 part time RVN role, x 1 maternity cover RVN and a Patient Care Assistant role.
Full time/Part time RVNs
WMR is a veterinary practice based in Burton on Trent that only does referral veterinary work, not general practice. We work in support of colleagues in general practice, taking cases that can’t be managed at their general practice. We welcome a very wide range of cases in orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, spinal surgery, and medicine.
At Burton on Trent we have a purpose built suite to provide the comprehensive surgical treatment, advanced imaging, patient monitoring and the diligent aftercare that many referral cases require.
Due to growth we are looking for Full-Time and Part-Time RVN’s to join the team
To be successful in this role you need a minimum of 1 years’ experience as an RVN in Small Animal practice, will have a high level of nursing skills and be able to manage your workload effectively.
Working days would consist of the following; X2 8-6, x1 10-8 and x1 9-7 for Part- Time work and X2 8am- 6pm shifts, x1 7.30am - 7.30pm and x1 8am - 8pm for Full-Time Hours.
We also offer a competitive benefits package which includes:
- Generous salary
- 5 weeks holiday per year + birthday leave day
- Employee Discounts (cost price on products, 50% off procedures and set fees)
- Specsavers Free Eye Test (and voucher for glasses for VDU use if applicable)
- Cycle2Work Scheme
- VDS Cover
- RCVS Fee Paid
Patient Care Assistant
Overview The role of a Patient Care Assistant is to support the nursing and wider practice team in achieving the highest standards of care. The Patient Care Assistant role will involve working in a variety of areas within the practice to support the team. It will be necessary to accept instruction from a variety of people including Management, Veterinary Surgeons and Registered Veterinary Nurses. Working enthusiastically within the team you will help maintain a happy, efficient and effective working environment.
Main purpose & goals
• Ensure the highest standard of care is provided to our patients and clients.
• Work and communicate effectively with colleagues and clients. Demonstrate the ability to be reliable, adaptable, understanding and empathetic.
• Manage your areas of responsibility; working with other team members order to achieve this.
• Demonstrate a professional appearance reflecting the highest standards of professional practice.
• Ensure that you are clear of your roles, responsibilities and boundaries; demonstrating an awareness of the professional responsibilities of other team members.
• Participate and engage in training appropriate to your role, this may be in-house and/or by an external provider.
• Promote our team members, services and products, both in and out of the practice, at all times
• Understand and implement practice and group policies.
• Assist with patient handling and restraint. Ensuring that all handling and restraint is carried out in a ‘patient friendly’ approach to ensure no unnecessary stress or discomfort to the patient.
• Prepare and maintain patient accommodation taking into account the condition and welfare of the patient, environmental enrichment and additional supporting aids as necessary.
• Cleaning and disinfection of patient accommodation to include ward and isolation accommodation.
• In-patient care to include exercising, feeding and grooming of hospitalised patients.
• Monitoring, recording and providing supportive care to patients, under the direction of the Veterinary Surgeon or Registered Veterinary Nurse
• Assisting with laboratory diagnostic techniques to include preparation of equipment, processing samples and packaging for external laboratories.
• Assisting with diagnostic imaging to include maintenance and preparation of equipment and patient preparation and positioning.
• Cleaning, packaging and sterilisation of sterile supplies.
• Maintenance of theatre to include preparation of the environment and equipment and cleaning.
• Assist with patient preparation, surgical team support and recovery under the direction of the Veterinary Surgeon or Registered Veterinary Nurse.
• Assist with the management of the pharmacy to include unpacking of orders, stock rotation and environmental temperatures. Prepare and dispense a range of medication under the direction of the Veterinary Surgeon or Registered Veterinary Nurse.
• Cleaning, disinfection, equipment and consumable maintenance throughout the practice environment.
• Assist with reception and client care to include answering the telephone, dealing with enquiries, booking procedures and taking payments.
• Follow standard operating protocols at all times to include; Wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment ▪ Waste disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste
▪ Handling and restraint of patients
▪ Area and equipment specific procedures
• Assist the Veterinary Surgeons, Registered and Student Veterinary Nurses, Reception staff and any other team member who requires support, where and when required. • Attend and contribute to practice meetings and events.
40hrs a week - 5 days, shifts consist of: x2 10am-7pm, x2 10.30am-7.30pm & x1 9am-6pm.
Salary - National Minimum Wage for age.