We are currently recruiting on behalf of a small animal veterinary OOH practice based in Hagley, Worcester. Our client is currently looking for a self-motivated, hard-working individual that seeks a challenge to fill the position for an OOH Registered Veterinary Nurse/second Year Student Nurse to join their practice in Hagley. Our client is offering up to £25,000 (DOE) Salary and a generous benefits package.
They are a 12 vet equivalent, 4 branch small animal practices based in and around Worcestershire. The practice has a happy, forward-thinking team of vets, nurses and support staff as well as well-maintained premises, separate dog/cat kennels, designated isolation, modern equipment including digital and dental x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, and laparoscopy. They are proud of their OOHs services not only do they cover their own OOHs but OOHs for local nearby practices. Our client has a very client-focused and strives to constantly excel in customer service.
Our client has a great opportunity for an OOH Registered Veterinary Nurse or a confident second-year student nurse to assist their Vets with a second pair of hands, and support animals and clients in the most critical hours.
The role is full-time and our client is flexible on the rota and this will be discussed at interview, for example, it could involve working a full week of nights, followed by a week off and then a week of days. There is room for discussions and ideas to help them decide and be part of the challenge!
The role will include endoscopy, radiography, ultrasound, orthopaedic work, dentistry (they encourage nurses to carry out scale and polishing) and you will also be carrying out schedule three tasks under the guidance of a veterinary surgeon.
Our client is offering a competitive salary of between £20,000 - £25,000 p/a - dependant on experience and qualification levels. The benefits package will include generous CPD allowance, paid RCVS memberships and four week holidays (to include bank holidays).
What would be expected of you?
- Onsite, this is an awake shift not a sleeping shift
- Handover from the evening staff (nurses and vets)
- You would have sole charge of the phones, answering calls from clients, creating a record of the phone calls and then referring onto the duty vet. They like initiative so an RVN would be able to screen any ‘none emergency calls’ for example my puppy has worms!
- Inpatient care, the role would be at the head branch so you would have all the facilities in order to care for inpatients, a separate canine, feline and isolation ward
- Caring for patients that have had orthopaedic procedures
- Deep cleaning of wards/theatres and equipment on nights that aren’t as busy
This is an excellent opportunity to develop your emergency OOHs experience, with the added bonus of creating a work-life pattern that could be just perfect for you! They encourage nurses that work the night shifts to keep a hand in daytime work, so if you wanted all night work this could be negotiated to fit both the candidate and practice needs.
Role: Permanent OOH Registered Veterinary Nurse
Type: Small Animal
Out of hours: Yes - this will include night and day shifts
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Ref: JN -112019-13410
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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