13/12/2022: Specialist Veterinary Nurse in Oncology @University of Cambridge



Grade 5: £27,929.00 to £32,348.00 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our expanding nursing team at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital as a Specialist Nurse working as part of the Oncology team. 

The Oncology service is a key part of our multidisciplinary referral hospital, and requires close communication with the other clinical services. There is a busy and variable caseload, which will require you to be adaptable, be an excellent communicator and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

The successful applicant will be involved in specialist Oncology consultations, diagnostic investigations and treatments, including the use of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, photodynamic therapy, immunotherapy in the management of referred cases. You will be comfortable handling and administering chemotherapy drugs and discussing treatment with owners and veterinarians. You will also be involved with the care of inpatients receiving chemotherapy and have an opportunity to be involved with ethically approved, clinical research.

We are seeking an individual with a passion for nursing and compassionate, patient focussed care with an ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision is essential.

In return, we offer an encouraging and nurturing environment and have a dedicated team of clinicians and nurses who are committed to providing the best care for our patients.  

Informal enquiries about this role are welcome and should be directed to Jane Dobson or Alison Hayes via oncology@vet.cam.ac.uk 

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link ‘Apply online’. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) before completing the online application form or visit the following website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/  

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department are available here: www.vet.cam.ac.uk 

Closing date: Midnight on Monday 12 December 2022. Late enquiries are welcome.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21 December 2022.