Small Animal Registered Head Vet Nurse Job Dublin, Ireland - Dublin

Small - Vet Nurse / Tech
Ref: 10628 Date Posted: Friday 04 Nov 2022
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Salary: Competitive, DOE


  • VCI Fees
  • VDS Cover
  • Sick pay

Type of Work: Head Vet Nurse

Job Details: 

The Head Veterinary Nurse will work closely with the HOVS to ensure the effective delivery of the Veterinary Nursing Services. This will be achieved through leading the nursing team and managing key aspects including training, development, performance and appraisals. The post holder will also ensure that a culture of respectful high level customer service is provided and that all animals under the care of the clinic receive gold standard care. Ideally the correct candidate for the job will have at least 5 years experience working as a registered veterinary nurse. Manage the nursing team rota according to service needs anticipating when clinical activity increases/decreases, managing the forward planning of absences. Authorise, record and monitor holidays/days in lieu/return to work/absence. 

Your general duties will include:

  • Carrying out nurse clinics for post operation checks, weigh checks and pre neuter checks.
  • Carry out microchipping.
  • Carrying out surgical nursing duties such as admitting patients, carrying out pre-anaesthetic checks,taking pre-anaesthetic bloods, placing intravenous catheters, calculating and administering pre-
  • anaesthetic medicines, anaesthesia monitoring and monitoring patients in recovery
  • Carrying out in patient care including patient monitoring, fluid set up and calculation and drug administration.
  • Maintain excellent patient records compliant with General Data Protection Regulations. Providing excellent case hand over to colleagues.
  • Triaging emergency cases arriving at the clinic.
  • Assisting with a wide range of veterinary duties
  • Assist reception taking payments, dealing with customers and taking payments as and when the need arises.
  • Assisting all staff members in their roles as and when the need arises.
  • Assist in the cleaning of all areas of the clinic.

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