Animal Nursing Assistant
3 weeks ago
Barn Lodge Veterinary Hospital
Ormskirk, Lancashire, United KingdomJob Description:
An opportunity has arisen to join our diverse and experienced team. We are seeking an Animal Nursing Assistant to join us at our Hospital in Ormskirk. This role offers an excellent opportunity to have a great work life balance with the possibility for future career progressions within the veterinary industry.
What you’ll be doing:
As an Animal Nursing Assistant your role will change on a daily basis, maybe even hourly. It’s therefore imperative that you’re able to think on your feet, work well in a team, alone and have fantastic interpersonal and communication skills. Your main priority will be in supporting nurses with their duties, because of the animal interaction you will have it is important you are confident with all small animal species.
Being a animal nursing assistant means a multitude of things. The candidate should be competent in the following skills:
Communicating with clients via telephone, email and face to face
Good computer literacy
Confident handling transactions both cash and card
Understand the appropriate chains of command within a veterinary practice
Lead by example with confidence, however know self limitations and when to ask for help
Your clinical duties will consist of, but not limited to:
The safe and secure handling of animals
Assist the Veterinary Surgeon and Nurse during consultations and examinations.
Assist with pre and post-operative recovery.
Assist with care for daily and hospitalised patients.
Assist with developing of x-rays and uploading onto clinical records
Routine domestic procedures that include keeping the surgery clean to hospital standards at all times.
Ensure outside is kept clean, tidy and litter free.
Ensuring waste is disposed of in the correct manner
Routine maintenance of equipment after completion of appropriate training
Effective compliance with all Health & Safety procedures, including C.O.S.H. Regulations.
Rota and Training:
Full details of the Rota will be given at interview however in summary:
Shared Rota of 8-4, 10-6 or 11:30-19:30.
Weekends and on call duties are included and shared between the team.
Before commencement of solo duties you will be given full training and support, this will consist of a 4 week program desired to equip you with the skills necessary to thrive in this role. This role allows the individual to build a solid foundation in animal nursing with the potential for career progression and promotion.
What you can expect from us:
Uniform, scrubs and theatre shoes provided
£20 shoe allowance provided
Staff discounts on own patient care
Please mark any CV's and covering letters for the attention of Leigh Brady.
Address: 54A Southport Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom