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Animed Veterinary Hospital
January 2010 - March 2010
One of a team of veterinary nurses carrying out all nursing duties as required including regular emergency night shift cover. Nursing duties as described previously
previously Pet claims Assessor
From April 2010
I have been trained in various affinities and underwriters policy wordings, terms and conditions. With this and my veterinary knowledge I assess pet claims to see if they are payable or not and what deductions etc may be necessary. I liaise with the vets and policy holders as necessary. We use 3 different computer programmes plus spreadsheets and data bases. I am involved in development and amendment of processes. I have also been trained in the admin department at various levels. I have been in charge of training new staff, preparing training material, presentations and have been a team leader. I have completed various management courses and currently have my Coach U license.
I currently work in the Complaints department liasing with customers and various departments, gathering evidence and information relating to their complaint to make an informed decision.
I also did 8 weeks locum nursing last summer in a small animal practice.
Cedar Veterinary group
June 2009 - January 2010
69 Christchurch road, Ringwood.
One of a team of veterinary nurses carrying out all nursing duties as required including regular emergency night shift cover. Nursing duties as described previously.
Anderson Sturgess Veterinary Specialist
December 2008 - May 2009
Varied nursing duties on a rotation basis.
Wards-responsible for administering and calculating drug doses, calculating and maintaining intravenous fluids, setting up and maintaining drip pumps and syringe drivers. Administering and monitoring blood transfusions. Wound management, critical care, maintenance and care of chest/abdominal drains, feeding via oesophageal/peg tubes.
Medicine- assisting with procedures including endoscopies, biopsies, CSF taps and joint taps. Cleaning and maintenance of endoscopy equipment. Monitoring anaesthetics. Placing urinary catheters.
Surgery-Induction and maintenance of anaesthetics using capnograph, pulse oximetre and ECG. Anaesthetic agents include propoflo, alfaxin, domitor and ketamine. Sevoflo and isoflo.
Assisting veterinary surgeon as scrub nurse.
Imaging-Assisting with x-rays, CT scanner, ultrasound and cardiology echos/ecg's and profiles.
Many blood tests are done in house in the extensive lab using various equipment.
Sparshott Agriculture College
January 2006 - July 2006
for veterinary nursing course and animal diploma students. Teaching various subjects from the syllabus to a varied age range and academic level of students. Preparing lessons, tests and marking papers.
August 2006 - December 2008
I was the only nurse employed for the first 18 months and responsible for all nursing, reception and admin duties. When further nurses joined the team I was able to help them and show them their responsibilities.
Up to December 2005
I worked here part time as a professional cake decorator, decorating celebration cakes for all occasions.
Auxiliary Theatre Nurse
Princess Ann Hospital
Duties included admitting patients (human ones!), checking paperwork. Assisting anaesthetist and scrub nurse. Replacing stock, setting up theatre for day's surgery list, checking equipment, cleaning. Helping nursing staff in recovery ward, checking drips, urine output and blood loss. Filling out charts to monitor patient's progress.
Duties - Part time veterinary nurse
Park Veterinary Surgery
Reception duties ward management, theatre work, puppy clinics and other nurse clinics. Promotional work for the practice. Office management and book keeping. This surgery had 3 premises in which nurses were required to work in all of them. I had the responsibilities of nurse's rotas, liaising between surgeries and initiating and organising staff meetings. I was always happy to work extra hours to cover holidays, sickness and was also part of the weekend rota.
this is a night service provided for local practices. Nurses work on a shared rota system doing nights, weekends and bank holidays. Answering the telephone, monitoring in patients and helping to treat emergencies brought into the practice. Assessing the problem on the phone and assisting the vet in his/her work. Taking payments. (And sometimes dealing with the odd drunk! - no not the vet!)
Nurse and vet helped
to get this started. Once open I worked with the other nurse on a rota basis as theatre nurse and general adviser to reception staff and practice manager. I worked there two days a week running nurses clinics and generally helping the vet. There are no inpatients, out of hours work or emergency surgery.
Waitressing, party plan, parcel delivery and doctor's receptionist
Helping at playschool, school and gym tots.
Duties - Veterinary nurse
Chris Carter Veterinary Surgery
Duties as above but there were no night duties. I took on the role of training the new nurses, and was also responsible for a lot of the admin work and the banking.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse to Head Nurse
This was initially a mixed practice. Duties included reception, helping vet in consulting room, kennel duties, monitoring anaesthetics, x-rays, assisting vet in theatre and general nursing duties. I had to sometimes go out on site with the vet for farm animals. Night duties were covered on a rota system, during which we were required to answer the phone, assist the vet with any emergencies that were presented and monitor animals left overnight. Also as head nurse I was responsible for rotas, trainee requirements, stock and good teamwork. Some lab work was required but the surgery had its own in house lab with lab technicians.
Qualifications & Certifications
Millbrook Secondary school
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