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Theatre Nurse

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Are you keen to expand and develop your nursing skills in a fast-paced and dynamic environment?

If yes, then we want to hear from you, we are always interested in discussing opportunities for motivated individuals to join our nursing teams!

The role is offered with a salary of between £25,285 - £28,929 per annum depending on experience, plus on call allowance and an abundance of benefits such as:

  • Enhanced annual leave allowance of 36 days including bank holidays
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Access to CAMbens employee discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme and travel to work loan scheme
  • Family friendly benefits and enhanced leave
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits such as discounted membership to the University's Sport Centre
  • Training and Development and Career Development

We have an exciting opportunity to join our theatre nursing team at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital.

You will provide nursing to an excellent standard in the Small Animal Theatres, consisting of five surgery suites, endoscopy suite and dental room, alongside anaesthesia induction bays and an x-ray room. The environment requires you to be adaptable, stay calm under pressure and have excellent communication and team working skills.

The tasks in the Theatre suites will provide pre, intraoperative and post-operative care of surgical patients, medical diagnostics and administration duties linked to each case, various cleaning and hygiene duties. Additionally, on rotation the nurses spend a week with the anaesthesia department - under supervision they are assigned cases to work up and then deliver the anaesthetic from induction to recovery - a great opportunity for anyone wanting to develop their anaesthesia skills.

Participation in weekday and weekend out of hour's rota will be expected, however, the current rota is one in seven.

This is a varied role where no two days are the same, so we are seeking individuals with a passion for nursing, with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision is essential.

If you are interested in having a new challenge, we would welcome you to visit the hospital and meet this dedicated and passionate team to learn more.

A one-off recruitment incentive payment of £2000.00 may be offered where eligibility criteria is met.

Please note that applicants will be reviewed on a regular basis and may be invited to visit and/or interview prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close the position early if all available positions are filled.

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department are available here:

The closing date for applications is: Midnight on 6 June 2023.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department/institution/Faculty/School/University.

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If you have any questions about this role please contact the Clinical HR Team on

Please quote reference PP36529 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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