Diagnostic Imaging
Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)


Job Description

Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for a talented Registered Veterinary Nurse to provide support to our rapidly growing diagnostic imaging department.

You will work directly alongside the Senior Imaging Nurse, Radiologists, and the wider imaging team to provide exceptional care and support to patients from all disciplines requiring diagnostic procedures, ensuring that our core values and commitment to excellence are always provided. This is a very exciting time to join Southfields as we have moved to our 42,000 sq. ft, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital.

You will work as part of our diagnostic imaging team consisting of specialists, residents, interns, nurses, and support staff. You will see a large and varied referral and emergency caseload, including orthopaedics, soft tissue, medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, oncology, dermatology, dentistry, and exotics, allowing you to work within an exceptional team and develop your career. This is a rewarding and challenging role that will require teamwork and dedication to the service and their patients and provide vital support to all disciplines within the wider Southfields team.

Your daily duties will include:

  • Direct communication and co-ordination with the Senior Imaging Nurse, Deputy Nurse Managers, and specialised imaging radiologists.
  • Assisting with and performing diagnostic imaging procedures to include: Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasonography, Radiography, and fluoroscopy. You will work confidently and solely within each imaging modality, operating highly specialised imaging equipment, overseeing equipment performance and image quality, positioning patients to a high diagnostic and clinical standard, understanding and resolving logistical and technical imaging system faults.
  • Daily operational and organisational duties of the picture archiving communication system to include imaging reconstruction, image and report back up and archiving, handling internal and external image and report requests.
  • General registered nursing duties including, anaesthesia monitoring; intravenous catheter placement; drug dosage calculation, handling, and administration; blood sampling and laboratory duties; patient recovery and, general cleaning and infection control.
  • Overseeing all aspects of radiation within your daily department allocation (x-ray/CT/fluoroscopy). You will be provided with the necessary radiation protection training to allow a safe working environment.

You will be required to work a variety of early, mid, and late shifts and contribute to a 2:8 weekend and Bank Holiday rota.


Opportunities for career development

This is an exciting time to join Southfields as we expand our offering and invest in new services. Joining us will allow you to work within an exceptional team and develop your career whilst being exposed to cases from all disciplines.

Due to the continued expansion at Southfields, you will work as a part of the growing team developing procedures and ways of working for the hospital. Referral experience is not essential, as full training will be provided.


What kind of person you need to be

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

  • Desire to build upon your current knowledge and experience, utilising learning opportunities available through Linnaeus.
  • Passion to guide and support junior team members to reach their full potential.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under your own initiative.
  • Desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients.
  • Ability to help develop and shape a growing service.


Specific experiences / qualifications / status / citizenship requirements

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Provide proof of your right to work in the UK.
  • Be a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with a minimum of 1-year post-qualification experience.
  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English, demonstrating strong communication skills.
  • Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work.
  • Have a basic knowledge and understanding of diagnostic imaging to including CT, MRI, Fluoroscopy, and radiography.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of radiation safety.
  • Following a structured induction period, be able to confidently work both independently and as part of a team, operating specialised diagnostic imaging equipment.

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 providing 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, permanent position
  • Competitive salary
  • A generous benefits package including a holiday reward system, CPD allowance and pension scheme
  • A good work-life balance
  • 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.
  • In house training provided by specialised diagnostic imagers

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