Permanent Surgical Veterinary Nurse

  • Location

    Wakefield, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -092019-12381

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Linnaeus Group

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

We are working with a growing referral veterinary practice in Wakefield, West Yorkshire that is looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join their team of surgical nurses. This is a permanent full-time position, although part-time applications would be considered.

The Practice: 

Emerging from a successful referral service, our client will open the doors to its brand new, purpose-built referral centre in Wakefield, offering exceptional patient care with cutting-edge veterinary medicine and addressing key issues facing referral vets in the region. Their extensive facilities will be housed in what will be one of the largest and best equipped purpose-built small animal referral centre in the UK. They share a clear vision, to deliver the best, most caring and highly advanced treatment possible to patients and their owners in the North of England. Their state-of-the-art facilities are situated in pleasant, clean surroundings allowing the highest level of care, providing a high level of service to the client. 

Their new facilities will include Digital imaging department, fixed 1.5T 18 channel MRI whole body scanner, 16 slice CT scanner, X-Ray and fluoroscopy, Endoscopy, Ultrasound and electro-diagnostics, operating microscopy, 24 hour intensive care facilities, 5 Ultra-hygienic operating theatres, 8 consulting rooms, spacious and comfortable waiting room with a separate cat waiting area. 

They are committed to providing a multi-disciplinary referral service for patients, their owners, and referring vets. Their disciplines will include; Anaesthesia, Cardiology, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Internal medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery.

The Candidate and Role:

This is a full-time permanent role (although part-time would be considered for the right candidate) working an average of 40 hours per week. Weekends are on a rota of 1 in 8, with time off given in lieu. There will be minimal OOHs as there is a dedicated night team.

Your key duties will include:

  • Assisting the Surgeons with any procedures/consultations/inpatient checks
  • Monitoring of patients under anaesthesia often including complex cases
  • Assisting the Surgeon during surgery/patient preparation

You will be a dedicated and compassionate RVN that will enjoy working in a hardworking, supportive team that is willing to go that extra mile. Previous experience of nursing within a referral practice is not essential.

The Remuneration Package:

In return, our client is offering an excellent package that includes:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • Birthday off work
  • Appealing rota to encourage a good work/life balance
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Generous CPD allowance with days off to attend
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Minimal OOH as dedicated night team
  • Employee assistance program

The Summary:

Role: Permanent Surgical Registered Veterinary Nurse

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full time, an average of 40 hours a week

Weekends: 1 in 8 (with time off in lieu given)

Out of hours: Minimal

Sole charge: Yes

Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

Ref: JN -092019-12381

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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