Veterinary Nurse (Theatre) / Veterinary Nurse (Anaesthesia/Theatre)

University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
16 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

University of Glasgow
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Nurse (Theatre) and Veterinary Nurse (Anaesthesia/Theatre)
Grade 5:  £21,220 - £25,298 per annum 

Vacancy Ref: 015075 (Theatre, Open Ended) and 015032 (Anaesthesia, Fixed Term)

The University of Glasgow is offering an exciting opportunity for registered veterinary nurses to join the expanding team of specialist vets, nurses, veterinary care assistants and administrators within the state of the art Small Animal Hospital.

The first position is to provide dedicated support to the large Theatre complex to ensure smooth processing of cases through the department and to assist surgeons during procedures (Vacancy Ref: 015075).

The further positions will see the successful applicants join the Anaesthesia team, where they will predominantly provide anaesthesia for a variety of procedures, under appropriate supervision, as well as assisting the surgeons in theatre. A small portion of time may also be spent in the ICU department (Vacancy Ref: 015032, positions for 1 year in the first instance).

There will be the requirement for all posts to work approximately 1 in 4 weekends and 3-4 bank holidays/year where you will be assisting with the emergency first opinion service and managing the referral in-patients (time off in-lieu and overtime will be paid).

This is an ideal opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills, working with Specialists in a friendly, fast-paced referral environment. Comprehensive training will be given in all areas. These positions may especially interest those wishing to pursue further veterinary nursing qualifications such as the Advanced Diploma. Although prior experience in a referral institute is preferred, all applicants including new graduates will be considered.

We offer:

• A competitive salary at Grade 5 (Basic salary £21,220-£25,298 per annum)
• Excellent holidays (40 days/year including bank holidays)
• University Pension with employers contribution
• Time off for CPD and an annual allowance
• Fully comprehensive training programme for new staff and ongoing in-house training and CPD
If you would like further information including shift pattern details then please contact Emma Boyce, Senior Nurse in Theatre ( or Derek Flaherty, Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia ( Full job descriptions and applications can be accessed through the University website: (vacancy reference: 015032 and 015075).

Closing date: 14 December 2016

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

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