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Registered veterinary nurse

Location : Mount Noddy Animal Centre

Line Manager : Animal Centre Manager

purpose of this post

To carry out nursing duties to the animals at Mount Noddy.


22.5 hours a week including occasional weekends. 

key duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake nursing duties as directed including theatre and ward(s) 
  •  Administer treatments (Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Schedule 3 procedures e.g. injections, medication, fluid therapy, dressing, first aid, euthanasia) as directed, and where permitted undertake minor surgical procedures.  
  • Triage patients for the attention of the veterinary surgeon/s 
  • Maintain up to date and accurate clinical records 
  • Dispense drugs in accordance with professional guidelines and hospital/ clinic rules  
  • Monitor and replenish veterinary supplies for consulting rooms and/ surgeries as directed by the Staff Nurse/Senior Clinician/Veterinary Officer.  
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all surgical areas & intensive care ward including laboratories, theatres and x ray rooms.  
  • Cleaning and basic maintenance of veterinary equipment and machinery and sterilisation of surgical instruments.  
  • Check machinery and other equipment as part of pre-ops and provide assistance to the vet as necessary/requested during operations. 
  • Ordering and maintaining stock levels of the in-house pharmacy and veterinary equipment. 

while at work all staff are required to:

  • Adhere to the Branch’s charitable objectives, which are to promote kindness and prevent cruelty to animals. 
  • To fully comply with RSPCA Sussex, Chichester & District Branch’s policies and procedures, ensuring these are carried out in relation to the post. 
  • To be an ambassador for the Branch and represent the Charity in a professional manner at all times. 
  • To attend monthly supervision with the AOM and annual appraisal with the ACM. 
  • Take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts and omissions. 
  • To carry out such additional tasks as directed by the AOM or ACM and undertake any other duties commensurate with the purpose and remit of the post. 

This job description is intended as a summary of the main elements of the job described.  They may be varied from time to time in consultation with the job holder without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post. 

Person Specification:   

 Essential Desirable 
Qualifications RCVS qualification Competency in the use of clinical computer and word processing systems Up-to-date knowledge of the clinic services and products.  
Experience Experience as an active RVN Experience of delivering high quality work Experience working in a team Experience of keeping accurate and up to date records. Experience working with a charity 
Skills and knowledge  Familiarity with veterinary terms and drugs A good understanding of animal welfare Excellent communication skills. written and oral Excellent attention to detail Highly organised Good IT skills Ability to work well in a high pressured and emotive environment understanding of the work of the RSPCA understanding of the Data Protection Act  
Personal Attributes positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated team player good time keeping a genuine desire to help achieve the RSPCA charitable aims empathetic full valid UK driving licence  

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