Permanent OOHs Registered Veterinary Nurse - Northampton

  • Location

    Northampton, Northamptonshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary and Benefits DOE

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -042021-19749

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent OOHs Registered Veterinary Nurse - Northampton

We are working with a client in Northampton who is looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join their team working Saturday and Sunday nights only.

The Practice:

By joining this lovely team you will be working alongside 10 vets, 9 RVNs, 4 SVNs, 7 receptionists, 2 practice managers, and 4 VCAs. The JVP is a certificate holder in general practice with 20 years of experience, and they have two vets who are advanced practitioners and another two vets working towards their certificates. They hold regular clinical meetings, discuss protocols and run an open and honest culture encouraging development, change, and support for our colleagues. They are located just an hour from London and Birmingham and Milton Keynes is 30 minutes away by car. This practice is rated “Outstanding” in all six areas by RCVS. They very proud to have won SPVS Well-being Medium Practice of the Year 2019, and think that they can offer a great work/life balance to our colleagues.

The Role and Candidate:

This is a true nursing position! If you came to join this wonderful out-of-hours team you would be working 7pm until 8am alongside a dedicated out-of-hours veterinary surgeon (their vets do not do on-call from home) and a veterinary care assistant each night. They also have a receptionist working until 9pm. You would be part of an amazing out-of-hours team providing gold standard 24-hour care for hospitalised patients with a variety of needs from post-op monitoring to intensive care cases. Being a 10 vet, 24-hour hospital practice, the caseload is high and variable. Commonly performed surgeries are cruciates, fracture repairs, TECABO, perineal urethrostomies, BOAS, skin flaps, caesareans, and similar interesting cases. Their OOH RVNs are responsible for assisting their night vets with our in-patient care (something they take very seriously), taking & running diagnostic samples, placing IV Catheters, preparing patients for theatre for emergency surgery, monitoring anaesthesia, calculating and administering patient medication, x-raying patients, running the occasional nurse clinic and assisting in delivering amazing client care. Their caseload is extremely varied - you could be placing a feeding tube one minute and helping to deliver a litter of puppies via c-section the next. As a 24 hour hospital, they not only provide out-of-hours care for their own patients, but they also cover 8 other practices in the area so their nights can be busy but extremely rewarding. They also work closely with the RSPCA and other local charities. They have built exceptionally strong and trusted relationships with their clients and they are looking for an RVN who enjoys this side of the role just as much as the clinical responsibilities.

The Package:

 *Pastoral care, emotional wellbeing and support, mental health first aiders on-site

 *Free access to a wellbeing service including access to professional support and counselling 

 *Birthday leave 

 *Volunteer days paid - paid days off for you to volunteer for your chosen charity

 *Free gym membership

 *Regular social events paid for by the practice

 *2 nights per week (Saturday and Sunday). This current vacancy is for part-time weekends, however, they are happy to hearing from RVNs looking for a full-time role that includes days and the weekend nights

 *CPD funded

 *Free onsite car parking

 *Pension scheme

 *Exclusive colleague discounts

 *Discounted pet care

 *Death in service - 4 times your annual salary

 *Paid memberships – RCVS, VDS

 *Generous salary depending on experience

Ref: JN -042021-19749

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