Posted on 18/10/2021
We are currently looking for a Veterinary Nurse to join our small animal practice. This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week, 5 days per week with a mixture of shifts from week to week between 7.30am -8pm. The Saturday shifts work out in around one in seven, 8.30am-5pm, time is given back for Saturday hours the following week on the Monday. One bank holiday a year (excluding Christmas day and New Year’s Day).
The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of nursing care including clinics and in-patient care before, during and after surgery.
We are looking for someone who is happy to be working in a large team, confident in all aspects of surgery/medicine work-ups and be able to provide high quality clinical care to all pets.
Salary up to £25,000 DOE
We are a long established first opinion, small animal veterinary practice with 6 primary care branches in the north east and a large group of staff. The position will be mainly based at 2 of our branches in Backworth and Shiremoor with occasional visit to other consulting branches.
We are one of the only north east first opinion practices with a CT scanner in the premises, the rest of our equipment is modern including in-house lab, digital x-ray, ECG, ultrasound, Laparoscopy and dental x-ray.
We are a large group of over 60 staff members. In the vets team we have medical, surgery and emergency critical care certificate holders as well as rabbit and dental enthusiasts. Within the nursing team we have exotic, medicine certificate holders and clinical coaches.
CPD is supported and actively encouraged within the team. The practice is friendly, with good communication among the staff and in normal circumstances there would be opportunities to meet outside of work to socialise.
We are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse with a great work ethic and excellent communication skills. We would be willing to employ a newly qualified nurse who is looking to gain further experience in a supportive environment. The ability to work well in a team and have a passion for all aspects of general nursing are essential. The candidate must hold a full clean driving license.
• Increasing holiday based on length of service
• CPD paid days and allowance
• L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
• Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
• Birthday leave
• RCVS Membership paid
• VDS cover
• Discounted veterinary fees
• Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Service related company sick pay
• Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
• Free flu jabs
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.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
Speak to Susan Todd from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.