Friday , January 27 2023

Dogs Trust Job Vacancies – Vet Nurse

Website Dogs Trust

Job Description:

To manage the veterinary suite and other veterinary facilities. Oversee the medical care and welfare of dogs within the centre, foster care and during post adoption support.
As the sole charge position, be the main point of contact for veterinary related matters within the rehoming centre.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently manage the veterinary suite and other vet facilities to ensure effectiveness and provide day to day supervision of the Veterinary Nurse Assistant.
  • For rehoming centres with surgical facilities, support and assist the centre veterinary surgeon in all aspects of surgery
  • To support and assist the centre veterinary surgeon in the consultation room, maintaining clinical notes and dispensing medications, whilst following correct legislation.
  • Provide care and maintain medical welfare for all animals within the rehoming centre, working with management and behaviour teams where needed to ensure patient comfort and safety. Communicate with the London veterinary department and centre vet, in order to assist with decisions for dogs regarding rehoming and/or medical pathways. This may involve transportation of dogs to vet practices or referral clinics.
  • Scheduling of appointments and clinical work, pre- and post-consultation/operation updates of patient records, invoice processing along with other administrative tasks relating to patients and the running of the veterinary suite/room.
  • Provide a high standard of customer service to members of the public and adopters when meeting them in person or dealing with them over the phone/by email. To provide preand post adoption support to new adopters.
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in all areas and equipment associated with the vet facilities, providing advice and assisting in the implementation of barrier nursing procedures and protocol when necessary. Ensure the correct disposal and treatment of all clinical waste.
  • Order and maintain stock levels, ensuring suitable storage and temperature levels are kept and oversee drug administration. Confirm regular stock checks are conducted and recorded in conjunction with Dogs Trust protocol and legal requirements.
  • Cover the Veterinary Nurse Assistant role during annual leave, sickness or attendance at training events.
  • Assist with the training and education of veterinary students that undertake EMS placements within the rehoming centre and other work placements as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Hard working, enthusiastic and a team player.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written).
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Reliable and flexible.
  • Experienced in working on own initiative and have good judgement to escalate issues or seek guidance as appropriate.
  • A knowledge of dogs and their welfare requirements, including an appreciation/understanding of dog temperament and emotional state.
  • A good understanding of the importance of great customer service, ideally with experience of providing excellent customer care.
  • Administrative skills, including use of MS Office and computerised systems.
  • Commitments to the aims and objectives of Dogs Trust.
  • Ability to travel, including staying away from home on occasion, for training, meetings and conferences.
  • Full, clean manual UK driving licence and confident driving a variety of vehicles.
  • A reasonable level of fitness, stamina and mobility is required to complete the varied physical demands of the role.
  • Emotional resilience to manage the potentially emotional demands of the role.
  • Experience of a charity/welfare/shelter medicine organisation is desirable.

Job Details:

Company: Dogs Trust

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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