We are currently recruiting on behalf of an excellent practice in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire who are looking for a small animal Veterinary Nurse to join their team on a permanent basis. They have had the privilege of caring for animals in the local community for over 50 years and the position would suit a nurse with a minimum of 1 years’ experience. The practice is offering an excellent salary of £22,000 - £26,000 per annum dependent on experience.
Our clients aim is to provide high-quality veterinary services for clients and patients, develop personal clinical skills to achieve practice goals of clinical excellence. Their facilities include a modern, inviting reception and waiting area, clean well-lit consulting rooms, fully computerised patient records and billing system, two fully-equipped operating theatres, separate kennel and cattery area for day cases and in patients, and they are a Veterinary nurse approved training centre, Skin Microscopy, In-house Laboratory, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Electrocardiography (ECG), X-ray facilities and Automatic Film Processors. All of their team members share a passion to provide their clients and their pets with the best care and service possible.
The role is full-time working 4 days per week, with the typical rota (changes can be considered) Monday 9 am – 5.30 pm, Tuesday 9 am – 8 pm + on call, Wednesday 8 am – 12 pm or 9 am – 1 pm, Thursday 11 am – 8 pm Friday by rotation. You will be contracted to 1 x on call per week, however, the practice is well staffed so, in reality, this is fortnightly. The weekend rota consists of 7 Half weekends per annum (Friday evening surgery, on-call then until Saturday around 2 pm), and 7 full weekends per annum (full day Saturday Circa 8.30- 6.30 and Sunday 8.30 – 5.30).
You will be primarily based at their main branch but may be required to cover at the branch surgeries once settled in.
You will be required to promote animal welfare through client education and preventative medicine in accordance with practice policies. You will be required to encourage and maintain a caring, professional and conscientious attitude to clients, patients, and colleagues at all times, with strong organisational skills and self-management. A High standard of people skills teamed with excellent levels of communication and observation is expected, the ability to answer questions and offer advice and the ability to work independently or as part of a team in a busy environment. It is essential that it is recognised that you may be dealing with clients and patients in challenging situations.
In return the practice can offer a competitive salary £22,000 - £26,000 (DOE) with considerable practice perks, profit share scheme and even your birthday off (if it falls on a Monday – Friday working day)
The ideal candidate will be a keen spirited team player with the enthusiasm and drive to set high standards whilst fostering a collaborative and nurturing work ethic. A flexible mindset is essential to help the practice continually grow and develop both the people and the structure of the practice. Your input will be valued and can really make a difference! The position would suit a candidate with a minimum of 1 years’ experience.
Role: Permanent Veterinary Nurse
Type: Small Animal
Weekends: 7 half weekends and 7 full weekends per annum
Out of hours: 1 on call per week
Salary: Competitive salary £22,000 - £26,000 with excellent benefits
Ref: JN -082018-5469
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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