Anaesthesia Registered
Veterinary Nurse (RVN)


Job Description

Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for a talented Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our anaesthesia department, supporting all disciplines in providing exception patient care at our busy, multidisciplinary referral hospital. 

Through discussion with the anaesthesia team, you will prepare patient anaesthesia plans and support patients undergoing scheduled and emergency procedures, including soft tissue, orthopaedics, ECC, oncology, imaging, and neurology.  

You will be exposed to a range of anaesthesia and analgesia techniques, such as CRIs, nerve blocks and epidurals. You will have access to state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and be trained in advanced monitoring techniques including, intra-arterial blood pressure monitoring, capnography, ECG, and arterial blood gas analysis, to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care. 

You will see a large and varied referral and emergency caseload, working within an exceptional team and developing your career whilst being exposed to cases from all disciplines. This is a rewarding and challenging role that will require teamwork and dedication to the service and its patients.


Opportunities for career development

Referral experience is not essential as full training and support will be provided, however experience of, and an interest in, anaesthesia is essential. 

This is an exciting time to join Southfields as we expand our offering and invest in new services as we have movef to our brand new 42,000 SQ FT. purpose-built practice, providing all disciplines with state-of-the-art facilities to support our growing caseload.


What kind of person you need to be

You need to be a highly motivated self-starter with the:

  • Desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients
  • Ability to help develop and shape a growing service
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • Inclination to learn, and develop your clinical skills


Specific experiences / qualifications / status / citizenship requirements

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with a minimum of 1-year post-registration experience
  • Have previous experience working in Anaesthesia
  • Flexibility to contribute towards an out of hours rota
  • 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

Why Southfields?

Southfields is the new name in referral services. It’s a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in new innovative services, a contemporary state-of-the art working environment and commitment to personal and career development. With an excellent support team in place, you’ll be able to concentrate on what you do best in a friendly and supportive practice.


What's on Offer?

  • Up to £28,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)
  • Full-time, temporary position with the possibility of becoming a permanent position in the future
  • Competitive salary
  • A generous benefits package including a holiday reward system, CPD allowance and pension scheme
  • A good work-life balance
  • Opportunities for progression
  • Excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and we are extremely well located for international travel links by air and train

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