Permanent Full-Time Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2018-03-19 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Competitive (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Jim Dixon

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -022018-644

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Jim Dixon

An exciting job opportunity has arisen for a full time Registered Veterinary Nurse position to join our clients busy, small animal (training) practice in County Durham on a permanent basis. This practice is perched high on the North Pennines and is within easy reach of Newcastle & Durham, but surrounded by fine countryside. 

The Practice: 

This practice prides itself on strong core values, striving to provide the highest standard of care with nurses playing a vital role in maintaining these high clinical standards. All of their nurses are valued and used to their full potential by undertaking a full range of nursing duties such as anaesthetic monitoring and recovery, inpatient care, blood sampling, nursing clinics (physiotherapy, laser, puppies parties and weight clinics) and radiography.

They strive to offer a friendly supportive work environment to all their staff, with excellent CPD and career development opportunities. 

The Role: 

This is a full-time permanent position working 40 hours per week including an equal share of weekend shifts and nights (which are paid 'sleeping shifts' from 11pm-7am). If a nurse works a weekend shift, which they will work as part of the 3 weekends out of 7 rota, they will typically have two days off during the week as these weekend shifts make up part of their 40 hour week.

The Candidate: 

Our client is looking for a motivated, hardworking RVN who can work well as an individual and as part of a team. The ideal candidate will want to further their knowledge, skillset and thrives on working in a busy practice packed full of people who love what they do.

In return, our client is offering a competitive salary which is increased when working nights the sleep in night shifts. The benefits on offer include 4 weeks holiday and you will also receive any Bank Holidays worked back in lieu, RCVS fees paid and excellent CPD and career development opportunities.

The Summary:

Role: Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse

Type: Small animal

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Weekends: Yes

Out of hours: Yes, rota includes a sleep in overnight shift

Salary: Competitive (DOE)

Ref: JN -022018-644

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

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