Experienced And Motivated Patient Care Assistant Seeking A Student Veterinary Nurse Role
Posted: Friday the 16th October, 2020. 08h08
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Overview: I am a 28 year old Zoology Postgraduate with over 10 years experience in various animal husbandry, scientific and veterinary roles. I aspire to become a registered veterinary nurse by completing the Level 3 Diploma.
My first experience with veterinary medicine during my stay in Nigeria showed me the plethora of knowledge and skill this role requires but also the influence it can have not only on the patient's life but also the people connected to the patient. I am attracted to the idea that as a veterinary nurse you are able to form a close bond with the client and the patient, caring for them from the start to the end of their time within the veterinary practice. The role also provides you with varied duties and challenges every day ensuring that you never stop learning.
My recent roles have proven me to be a reliable employee, with the ability to multi-task, remain flexible and work well under pressure. During my work I have been responsible for patient care and client experience leading me to develop several skills including animal handling, physiological monitoring and laboratory diagnostics (for both domestic and exotic patients) in addition to customer service and communication as well as retail and administrative skills.
As someone who has worked in both animal husbandry and zoological research fields, I can offer a broad range of skills and knowledge to this role. In addition, my varied positions within different countries and cultural systems have enabled me to develop a good sense of teamwork and interpersonal skills such as communication as well as providing empathy and encouragement to colleagues and clients. The role of a vet nurse provides constant variation and challenges, as someone who is always motivated to learn I feel that a career in which daily duties vary and professional development is an intrinsic part also makes me a perfect candidate for this field.
During my down-time I enjoy:
- Wild-camping /Bushcraft
- Arts and Crafts including Painting, Knitting and Embroidery
- Studying and learning new skills (yes I'm that sad!) such as French Language, Piano, Evolutionary Psychology and Conservation Biology
- Volunteering at a local Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release organisation
- Hanging out with our cat (Peppa), chickens (Tikka and Masala), Hermann's tortoise (Mo Farah) and corn snake (Fluffy)
Current location: United Kingdom
Qualifications: MRes Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conservation (2015), BSc (Hons) Zoology with Animal Behaviour, A-Levels (A-B) in Biology, Chemistry and Geography (2010), 10 GCSEs (A*-B) including Additional Science, Mathematics, ICT and English (2008)
Qualified at: University of Roehampton (2015), Bangor University (2013), St Bedes Sixth Form (2010), St Bedes Secondary School (2008)
Country qualified: United Kingdom
RCVS registered: No
Been qualified for: 5 years. I graduated in 2015
Type of practice I have experience in: 3 years experience as a Patient Care Assistant in both 24 hour hospitals and local clinics
Sole charge experience: Yes
Accommodation needed: No
Drivers licence: No
Availability: I need 1 month notice
Special Interests: My special interests include:
- Animal Behaviour and Training/Behavioural Therapy (from my academic background)
- Veterinary Neurology
- Exotic Animal and Wildlife Nursing (from my previous roles)
- Surgical Nursing
- Emergency and Critical Care (from my experience in an emergency hospital)
Computer skills: I am experienced in all basic Office Suite software including Word and Excel.
I am also a proficient user of practice management software such as Freedom and Robovet.
Desired location: I am willing to relocate anywhere for the right position
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