Theatre Registered
Veterinary Nurse (RVN)


Job Description

Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for a talented nurse to provide support to our rapidly growing surgical department.

You will work as part of our surgical team consisting of consultants, residents, interns, nurses, and support staff. You will see a large and varied referral and emergency caseload, including orthopaedics, soft tissue, neurology, ophthalmology, 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 its patients.

Your daily duties will include assisting with surgical consultations; patient preparation (from admit to surgery); preparation of theatres and the theatre prep area; monitoring of sedations/anaesthetics; assisting with pre/post-operative imaging and procedures; communicating post-operative requirements to ward nurses; providing sterile and circulating surgical support.

You will be required to work a mixture of early and late shifts and 2:8 weekends with time off in lieu following.


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:

  • Are a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with a minimum of 1-year post-qualification 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 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.

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