We are working with a well-established veterinary practice in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire that is looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join them on a full-time permanent basis. You will be an experienced RVN that is happy with all aspect of veterinary nursing.
Our client is one of an elite group of Practices around the world to celebrate over 100 years of Veterinary care. Once a large animal practice, the Practice has evolved to become exclusively a small animal practice in 1997. Today the original surgery in Huntingdon has expanded to become a 24hr small animal hospital and now provides care to pets all over Huntingdonshire with branch surgeries in St Ives, St Neots, Ramsey, Cambourne, and Sawtry. Our client was one of the first in the country to become accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Small Animal Veterinary Hospital. During the week we have 2 Vets performing booked procedures (such as neutering, dentals, x-rays, and lump removals) and one Vet looking after all the in-patients and providing care to any emergency cases. They also have a resident specialist specialising in Dermatology. Our client has two state-of-the-art operating suites, a dedicated dental station, equipped with modern dental instruments including an ultrasonic de-scaler, polisher, and drill unit. The hospital is very well equipped with a wide range of diagnostic equipment including ultrasound, endoscopes, ECG and blood pressure monitoring equipment, and top of the range digital x-ray machine. Our client also benefits from an onsite pharmacy and laboratory which houses the latest and most reliable diagnostic machines.
This is a full-time permanent role, working an average of 40 hours a week on a varied shift pattern. The earliest start time is 06:00 and the latest finish time is 22:00, each shift on average is 8 hours long. The practice has a dedicated night team so the only time cover will be required for sickness and holidays.
You will be contracted to work weekend shifts, on average this is 2 shifts every 4-6 weeks. They also have a weekend on-call rota and on average you will work one full weekend on-call 2-3 times a year. Branch cover is required for holiday and sickness cover only.
In return, our client is offering an excellent package that includes:
- Competitive Salary - Reflective of years qualified and skills
- Generous CPD allowance,
- Staff discount,
- RCVS and BVNA membership paid
- A pension scheme,
- 30 days holiday including bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time staff)
- Bonus for our clinical coaches when they are actively assigned a student
- Weekend working is paid at 1.5 times rate of pay.
This role would suit a nurse who likes to be busy, work as part of a large team and have a varied role. The successful candidate will share the values of the practice; to be open and honest, have the passion to provide excellence in the service given to clients and their pets. Have a willingness to learn and continuously improve whilst respecting and valuing each other.
Role: Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse
Type: Small Animal
Hours: Full Time, an average of 40 hours a week
Weekends: On a rota basis
Out of hours: On a rota basis
Sole charge: Some
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package
Ref: JN -082019-11922
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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