Dick White Referrals

Nurses

 
Senior Nurse – Emergency & Critical Care

Job Title:            Senior Nurse – Emergency & Critical Care

Date Created:     January 2020

Reports to:          Head of Emergency & Critical Care (ECC)

Develop your career with DWR and be part of something special!

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and organised Senior Nurse to lead the nursing team within our rapidly growing Emergency and Critical Care Service.

Responsibilities / Expectations:

  • To provide high standard advanced nursing care to critically ill small animal patients, learning new techniques where necessary.
  • To assist with the triage and stabilisation of cases presenting to the hospital on an emergency basis.
  • Mentoring other nurses to be able to provide the same level of care.
  • To ensure the smooth daily operation of the ECC service.
  • Line management and mentoring of the ECC nursing team.
  • To work closely with the senior management team to meet the goals of the ECC service and the wider hospital.
  • To take an active role and show initiative in helping the service to grow and adapt as it matures within the hospital.
  • To provide training to other hospital staff and externally, including taking a leading role in CPR training in-house, ideally becoming a RECOVER certified instructor.
  • To be responsible for team adherence to infection control policies within the ICU.

 

Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a specialist led small animal emergency and critical care setting.
  • Either actively working towards, or already successfully completed, the VTS (ECC) qualification.
  • Previous experience of managing a team.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Previous experience in lecturing on the subject of ECC at a national and international level, or interest in doing so.
  • Previous teaching experience is considered beneficial.

As you would expect from the UK’s largest private veterinary referral hospital, we offer an inspiring and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an attractive benefits package.

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to: vacancies@dwr.co.uk

Ophthalmology Nurse

Job Title:             Ophthalmology Nurse – RVN

Date Created:     December 2019

Reports to:          Head of Ophthalmology

Develop your career with DWR and be part of something special!  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and enthusiastic qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our Ophthalmology Nursing Team, working in our busy, purpose-built hospital that is fully equipped with the surgical equipment and diagnostic facilities commensurate with a flagship specialist veterinary centre. The role of the Ophthalmology Nurse is highly involved in all aspects of nursing various ophthalmic conditions including corneal ulcers, glaucoma, cataracts and orbital and eyelid diseases. The role also includes assisting the ophthalmologists with patient examinations and minor ophthalmic procedures. This is a very rewarding role, within which you can expect daily opportunities to learn and develop your knowledge and experience skillset.

The successful candidate will have excellent all-round nursing skills, with a passion and drive for delivering outstanding client and patient care. They will be a team player who enjoys working in a supportive working environment whilst also being able to use their initiative and challenge the status quo.  Referral nursing experience is not necessary as full training will be provided.

This is a full-time position, working 40 hours a week, on 8-hour shifts, including a 1:5 weekend rota in wards with compensated time off and paid overtime.

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to: vacancies@dwr.co.uk

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