Out of Hours Nurse

Blaise Veterinary Referral Hospital
Permanent, Full time
Up to £33,000 +10% Shift Allowance DOE

Posted on 25/01/2024

OOH Veterinary Nurse
Blaise Veterinary Referrals
Up to £33,000pa + 10% shift allowance DOE 

Blaise Veterinary Referrals are delighted to announce that we are already looking to expand our OOH team and welcome 3 new RVNs to our night team, having opened our doors in November 2023.

Help shape the future of Emergency and Critical Care

Blaise Veterinary Referral Centre is a large-scale, multi-disciplinary, specialist-led referral hospital which encompasses the culture and values we provide ourselves on at IVC Evidensia. Blaise has added to our extensive referral network, which now consists of over 100 referral sites across the UK & Ireland. In addition to our referral teams on site, the 24-hour hospital is home to our Vets Now at Blaise emergency service.

In partnership with Vets Now, the UK's leading provider of emergency pet care, our out-of-hours team are here to provide an emergency service to local first opinion practices at nights, weekends, and bank holidays, and to ensure continuity of care for inpatients that have been seen by our referral team.

Be part of an exceptional team

This role will give you the opportunity to deal with a wide range of emergency and critical care cases and monitor patients from our referral services. Your role will include:

  • Emergency triage and procedure nursing.
  • Inpatient care within our ICU, general and isolation wards.
  • Monitoring anaesthesia of emergency surgeries.
  • Potential candidates will be passionate about the care they deliver and have a real enthusiasm for learning, with the ability to work within a fast-paced emergency service.


On-going professional development

At IVC Evidensia, we invest heavily in the continuous professional development of all our people across the business. You will have access to professional qualifications, progression opportunities, coaching and mentoring. Our CPD package is second to none, VDS and RCVS fees are covered, and we will support you in achieving an ECC certificate.

Start the rewarding career you deserve

The successful applicant in our vet nurse role will be:

  • An RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse.
  • Passionate about caring for our clients and their pets.
  • Motivated to deliver the exceptional clinic standards that Vets Now is known for.
  • Experience in an ECC environment is advantageous.


Working Pattern

A full-time role with us will comprise 40 hours per week and will include weeknights, weekends and bank holidays, following a 4 on, 4 off shift pattern. We have two different shift patterns on offer, so we are looking for someone who can commit to a consistent shift time of 20:00-07:25, or 18:00-05:25.

We look after you, so you can look after them

Recognising hard work is important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why in addition to a competitive base salary up to £33,000pa (+ 10% shift allowance), we offer a first-class benefits and rewards package that includes:

Your health and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance.
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme.
  • Enhanced sick pay.
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies

Your work-life balance

  • 7.2 weeks pro-rata annual leave.
  • Your birthday as a paid day off.

Your development

  • £1125 CPD allowance plus 20 paid hours pro-rata.
  • ECC certificate support - financial and paid study leave.

Your professional memberships

  • RCVS fees.
  • VDS cover.

Your additional benefits

  • Pawsome Benefits Reward Gateway - access to extensive dining, retail and leisure discounts.
  • UK Standard Pension contributions - 5% Employee/3% Employer.
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care (or up to 20% for referrals).


As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

Please get in touch with Helen in our Talent Team to discuss:

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Helen Paddison from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Helen Paddison

Talent Partner - Referral Nurses (0) 7977 243390

Blaise Veterinary Referral Hospital

1601 Bristol Road South, Longbridge, Birmingham, B45 9UA, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal