Dick White Referrals

Medicine Ward Nurse – RVN (maternity cover)


Job Title:            Medicine Ward Nurse – RVN (maternity cover)

Date Created:    October 2019

Reports to:        Nurse Manager

Job Summary:

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 vibrant Medicine Ward Nursing Team for a fixed term of one year.

Our busy, purpose-built clinic is fully equipped with the surgical equipment and diagnostic facilities commensurate with a flagship specialist veterinary centre.The Medicine Ward Nurses are responsible for nursing Internal Medicine patients, as well as Cardiology and Oncology patients within our Medicine ward.  The nurses work closely alongside each other to ensure there is always good communication in the ward, and a high level of patient care at all times.  Each day is different due to the large variety of cases we see. The main nursing tasks you can expect to carry out are attending ward rounds to help get a detailed understanding of the patient’s history, results and treatment plan for the day. Invoicing all inpatients in the ward, ensuring each patient has charges added for the day. Alongside carrying out hourly treatments, we work closely alongside Internal Medicine procedures nurses to recover patients from GAs and procedures – also helping to admit patients, place IV catheters and take blood samples.  We carry out procedures in the ward including placement of naso oesophageal feeding tubes, urinary catheter placements, freestyle monitor placement and Holter monitors.  We ensure that all patients are kept comfortable with the ward capacity being up to 24 patients at one time. Due to spending all our time in Medicine Ward, and occasionally Feline Ward, we really get to know our patients and take a lot of pride and care in our ward!. Medicine Ward nursing at DWR is demanding and it can be busy, but it is an incredibly rewarding job. This position will suit an RVN with a keen interest in Internal Medicine, who is willing to learn and develop their knowledge in Medical nursing.

Successful Candidate:

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

This is a full time position for a fixed term of one year, working a 40-hour week between the hours of 6.30 am and 6.30 pm Monday to Friday and a 1:5 weekend rota with compensated time off and paid overtime.

You can expect daily opportunities to learn and develop your skills!


As you would expect from the UK’s largest private veterinary referral practice, we offer an inspiring and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent package and benefits that include:

  • Basic Salary £21,745 – £24,068 (plus weekend supplement and paid overtime)
  • Supplementary bonus of £2,000 – £4,000 payable for holders of ECC certificate and DipAVN
  • Organised in-house CPD and fully funded training for DipAVN and ECC certificates
  • Dedicated CPD allowance
  • Pension
  • Generous leave allowance
  • Annual bonus Sscheme
  • Access to private medical cover
  • Cycle to work scheme

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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