Your role and responsibilities Southfields Veterinary Specialists are recruiting for a talented Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) to support our existing teams in providing exceptional care to patients visiting our Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery service. You will see an exciting and varied referral and emergency caseload, allowing you to work within an exceptional team and develop your career working alongside our Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery Service Team Leader, José C. Almansa Ruiz, DVM (Hons) MSc (Vet) Dipl. EVDC MRCVS. This is a rewarding and challenging role that will require teamwork and dedication to the service and its patients. As an exciting addition to Southfields in January 2021, our Dentistry and Maxillofacial service are looking for a proactive, dedicated, and knowledgeable RVN to support its continued growth. With the ability to provide a broad range of procedures and dental care, including, but not limited to, orthodontics, prosthodontics, craniomaxillofacial fractures, palatal surgery, and reconstruction, you will be required to work alongside José to establish, implement and evolve working processes as we prepare to move to a 42,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art, purpose-built premises. The extensive on-site diagnostic imaging facilities at Southfields ensure rapid interpretation, diagnosis and treatment of all pets referred to our team for treatment relating to dentistry and maxillofacial conditions. You will use your knowledge and experience to support patients requiring investigations and treatment for a wide range of conditions. You will be required to liaise with all disciplines to facilitate gold standard patient care through effective communication from the point of admit through to discharge. Opportunities for career development This is the perfect opportunity for an RVN with a keen interest in dentistry to develop their understanding and practical abilities alongside our experienced specialist. With a generous CPD package and access to a diverse range of in-house learning opportunities, you will be encouraged to build upon your current knowledge and experience in a supported environment. This is an exciting time to join Southfields as we expand our offering and invest in new services in preparation to move to our 40,000SQFT. purpose-built practice, providing all disciplines with state-of-the-art facilities to support our growing caseload. Referral experience is not essential as full training and support will be provided. Hours: 2 days per week (16 hours) Full-time applications are happily received with additional working days allocated to either our Multidisciplinary nursing team or as a discipline-specific role as a Dermatology RVN. You need to be a highly motivated self-starter with:
  • An interest in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery
  • The desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients
  • The ability to help develop and shape a growing service
  • The ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • An inclination to learn and develop your clinical skills
  • A passion for mentoring and training colleagues.
You must fulfil the following requirements:
  • Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with a minimum of 1-year post-registration experience
  • Have experience working with patients receiving dental care and/or oral surgery
  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work.
  • Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK.
Relevant further qualification(s) would be advantageous but are not essential as full training will be given. Benefits
  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • *pro-rata for part-time Associates
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual Flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme
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.