Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse - Inpatient Care

Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse - Inpatient Care

  • Location

    Northwich, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary and benefits (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -022019-8963

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    2019-04-22 00:00:00

  • Contact:


We are working on behalf of a client in Northwich, Cheshire, who is looking to recruit a permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse to focus on inpatient care.

The Practice:

This mixed animal Veterinary Group operates throughout Cheshire, Manchester, Staffordshire and the Wirral. The farm practice operates from 5 centres across Cheshire and North Wales with an additional two equine centres. They are members of the British Veterinary Hospitals Association, an official British Veterinary Nurse Association training centre as well as a Royal College Accreditated Tier 3 hospital. This branch practice currently employs a team of 8 Vets, 20 Nurses, 8 auxiliary staff and 10 reception/administrative staff. Some of their services and facilities include:-

  • Dedicated aseptic operating theatres
  • Advanced gaseous anaesthetic systems and monitoring equipment
  • Practice laboratory with a dedicated technician
  • Separate dog and cat wards
  • Separate isolation ward
  • Dental stations with specialised dental X-ray equipment
  • Endoscopy
  • Imaging suite for X-rays and ultrasound
  • Visiting CT and MRI scanners

The Role:

This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis with one week with hours of 07.00-15.30 and then the following week 14.00-10.30, including participating in a rota for cover at weekends and Bank Holidays working 1 in 4 to be taken as time off in lieu.

This role would be based within the wards at the hospital, providing excellent nursing care for inpatients. Theatre and prep work would only be needed in exceptional circumstances, however, should the successful candidate enjoy theatre work, this could be accommodated in the rota. In return, our client is offering a competitive salary and benefits package, subject to experience, including:-

  • Summer and Christmas bonus scheme
  • 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays - this will rise in line with service
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Staff uniform
  • Staff pet discounts
  • Heathshield benefits (cashback for dental, optical and physio costs plus wellness services)
  • Certificates and diplomas are encouraged
  • RCVS fees paid
  • CPD allowance

The Candidate:

You should be a competent and professional Nurse who is happy to work flexibly and to support other branches in the practice, possibly through secondment to another branch when help is needed. You should be a good team player with strong communication skills and a passion for providing high levels of care.


Role: Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse - Inpatient Care

Type: Mixed

Hours: Full-time. 37.5 hours per week working alternating shifts of 07.00-15.30 and 14.00-22.30

Weekends: On a rota of 1 in 4 weekends and Bank Holidays

Out of hours: No

Salary: Competitive, subject to experience

Ref: JN -022019-8963

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

What happens next:

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