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
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.
- 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)
- 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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