The Role

Ongoing development at SCVS has led to an exciting opportunity to join the rapidly expanding Anaesthesia Team.

As an Anaesthesia Nurse, you will be involved with a wide and varied caseload within all departments in the practice (Neurology, Medicine, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue & Cardiology). You will be responsible for anaesthetic planning, vascular access, monitoring and management of complications during anaesthesia in conjunction with the supervising anaesthetist. You will also support ward nurses in the management of critical and post-operative patients in the intensive care unit. You will be encouraged to build on your existing knowledge and skills with regular taught sessions, patient-side training, instruction in advanced anaesthetic equipment including mechanical ventilation and be involved in clinical research.

Both full-time and part-time hours are available, with 1:5 on-call rota (including weekends).

Generous salary of up to £35,000 (inclusive of on-call supplement).

About Us

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists is a multidisciplinary referral centre, currently undergoing extensive expansion and improvement of the facilities. The practice is located in the South of England, close to the New Forest National Park and South Coast, offering easy access to a multitude of outdoor activities. Bournemouth beach has just been voted number one beach in the UK by Tripadvisor and is a 20-minute drive from the practice. The area also offers good access to regional and international airports and has excellent road and rail links to London.

About the Team and Culture

The team consists of 6 dedicated Anaesthesia Nurses and 11 Veterinary Anaesthetists (Specialists, Clinicians, Residents and Interns).

Applicant Requirements

Minimum requirements are for a Qualified Veterinary Nurse with current RCVS registration, as full training in a referral setting will be provided.

You must have a passion for anaesthesia, work well within a team and be willing to participate in group teaching sessions.

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.