Veterinary Nurse – Ophthalmology

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Veterinary Nurse – Ophthalmology

The University of Edinburgh – MVM/R(D)SVS/HfSA

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £23,487 to £27,116 (Grade 5)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th September 2021
Closes: 27th September 2021
Job Ref: 1948

Open ended, full time

35 hours + 2.5 hours contractual overtime per week, totalling 37.5 hours/week.

Standard working day 8.30am-5.00pm (1-hour unpaid lunch)

We have an opportunity available for an RVN with special interests in the investigation and treatment of all types of eye disease across all species.  The role involves contributing to the daily organisation of the service by scheduling and organising diagnostic procedures, liaising with clinicians regarding patient care, facilitating communication with clients or referral practices and teaching undergraduate veterinary students. You will get the opportunity to be immersed in specialist procedures and provide excellent pre and post – operative care to our patients.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a candidate who is well organised and is able to work as part of a team. Experience of working within a referral practice would be advantageous, however, we welcome any enthusiastic registered nurses wishing to advance their career.

Excellent university pension scheme.

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

Successful candidate will cover roughly 1 in 4 weekend shift accruing TOIL or overtime, additional overtime shift cover opportunities are available.

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

This post is graded as an UE05.

Your skills and attributes for success:

Being an RCVS registered veterinary nurse is essential

Excellent organisational and communications skills are essential

Keen dedication to teaching the next generation of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses is a must.