Ophthalmology Registered
Veterinary Nurse (RVN)


Job Description

Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for a talented nurse to support our existing teams in providing exceptional care to our patients.

As part of our growing Ophthalmology team, consisting of consultants, nurses, and support staff, you will see a large and varied referral and emergency caseload, 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 its patients.

As an Ophthalmology Nurse, you will care for patients requiring medical and surgical management of a variety of condition, including glaucoma, uveitis, orbital disease, lens luxation and subluxation, conjunctival and third eyelid disease and foreign bodies.

You will have a good understanding of ophthalmology which, following an induction alongside our team, will allow you to prepare and support patients undergoing investigatory procedures such as gonioscopy, ocular ultrasonography and electroretinography.

This is the perfect opportunity for the RVN with a keen interest in ophthalmology to develop their understanding and practical abilities alongside our experienced team.

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 an exciting time to join Southfields as we expand our offering and invest in new services in preparation and have completed the move to our 42,000 sq ft. 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.


What kind of person you need to be

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

  • An interest in ophthalmology.
  • 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.


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 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 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 position
  • A generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays and Birthday entitlement
  • A generous CPD allowance, including 3 CPD days per year to assist with studies
  • Enrolment on to our company 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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