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Permanent Head Registered Veterinary Nurse - Cardiff

  • Location

    Cardiff

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • End date:

    N/A

  • Salary:

    £35,000 - £40,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

    info@recruit4vets.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JN -072022-25901

  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-10-28

Permanent Head/Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse - Cardiff

Type: Small Animal

Location: Cardiff, South East Wales

Practice Type: Part of a group - a brand-new independent clinic is opening within 3 months looking for a Head/Senior Nurse

Team Info: Joining a new team in a brand new practice

The Role:

Duties: This role would involve both clinical work and the opportunity to get involved with some admin tasks related to running a clinic which include:

  • Handling and restraining animals in a safe and controlled way.
  • Provide first-class nursing care to injured/sick patients, including documentation, monitoring, health checking, feeding, and grooming.
  • Administer treatments including injections, tablets, drips, and blood transfusions.
  • Perform diagnostic tests, e.g. Blood sampling, urine analysis, and x-rays.
  • Prepare animals for surgery and perform some minor procedures, e.g. Suturing wounds and dental hygiene.
  • Assist veterinary surgeons with operations.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the practice.
  • Allocating nursing and healthcare resources where needed
  • Organizing nurses' notes regarding patients.
  • Providing patient paperwork to doctors
  • Coordinating patient payments with the payments department or process payments on their own
  • Participating in the hiring of new nursing staff and training new hires
  • Creating schedules for nursing staff
  • Resolving employee conflicts
  • Resolving patient issues
  • Placing orders for equipment and supplies

Hours: The role is full-time and each candidate is required to be flexible on working hours and days. They are happy to discuss details but generally, the working pattern for Nurses is to be 5 days per week from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm, along with 1 in 2 Saturdays from 8.30 am to 1 pm.

OOHS: No night work or on-call initially however, once the practice is registered as a hospital, nurses may be required for night work or on-call work in line with a schedule.

Skills/Exp:

  • Must Haves:
    • Must possess a valid Veterinary Nurse (RCVS) certification
    • 2 years - of experience as a Veterinary Head Nurse in the UK
    • Registered with the RCVS

Salary: They are offering a competitive salary of between £35,000 - £40,000 p/a (DOE)

Benefits:

  • VDS fees paid
  • RCVS fees paid
  • 5 days of paid CPD leave
  • Genuine CPD Allowance per annum. They see CPD as an investment in the individual, as well as for the practice, and are keen to support study for certificate qualifications.
  • Birthday leave
  • Gym membership
  • Free uniform in a number of roles
  • Free car parking on site
  • Discounted treatment for staff pets
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee / 3% Employer
  • Death in service of two times the annual salary
  • 20 days annual leave + Bank Holidays

Ref: JN -072022-25901

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