Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse (In-patients), Northwich

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    £22,425 to £33,150 p/a (DOE&Skills)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01423 701321

  • Job ref:

    JN -092023-29633

  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse (In-patients), Northwich

Type: Small Animal

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

Practice Type: Part of a group - This practice has been at the heart of the community for almost 50 years, and whatever your pet’s needs, you can rest assured that they have it covered. From a routine trip for vaccinations, nail trimming, or a check-up to more serious illness and injuries

Team: Opportunity to join a team of experienced Vets, Nurses, and Receptionists whose aim is to treat patients as though they were their own animals and to treat clients in the way they would wish to be dealt with themselves. You will be joining a team of:-

  • 12 Vets
  • Practice Manager
  • 26 Nursing Staff
  • 11 Auxiliary Nursing Staff
  • 15 Reception / Administrators and support staff

Role: They are seeking a Registered Veterinary Nurse to work as part of their team. The role will be focused on providing support within kennels and looking after in-patients.

Hours: Working 7 on and 7 off doing 12 noon-10 pm in kennels (average 36.75 hours per week)

Weekends: 1 in 2 (in line with the rota)

OOH: None as they have a dedicated night team

General Duties

  • Ensure familiarity and adherence to the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct
  • Ensure that your registration with the RCVS remains up to date
  • Ensure that your duties are carried out to the highest standard, and support the Head Veterinary Nurse with the smooth and efficient running of the practice
  • Ensure that your areas of personal responsibility are carried out to the highest standard and with the commitment required to carry them out effectively.
  • Assist the Veterinary Surgeons, in line with the code of professional conduct and schedule 3
  • Support any nursing assistants and/or student veterinary nurses in all aspects of nursing care. 
  • Maintain a cleaning regime within the practice to ensure high standards are maintained throughout
  • Ensure that all areas of your Veterinary Nursing role are completed correctly and efficiently following all guidelines
  • Dealing with clients when admitting and discharging patients
  • Advise clients on general pet healthcare
  • Assist in the maintenance of good stock control in all areas of the practice
  • Ensure that documentation and patient records are maintained and medications are correctly supplied to patients
  • Complete the equivalent of 15 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) each year, on topics discussed and agreed with your Head Nurse and branch manager. CPD must be recorded in line with RCVS requirements and a copy kept at the practice for regular audit.
  • Reflect on your own performance, strengths, and weaknesses and develop yourself to maintain competence in all aspects of your role.

Salary: Competitive salary of between £22,425 to £33,150 p/a (DOE&Skills)

Benefits: They offer a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Twice a year discretionary bonus scheme
  • 30 days holiday pa (including Bank Holidays) for full-time plus opportunity to buy or sell extra days
  • Healthshield benefits (money back towards general wellbeing costs)
  • Fun social events
  • Dedicated Reception team and Lab team so you can focus entirely on nursing
  • Opportunity to work with a variety of in-patient cases (both referral and first opinion)
  • CPD 3 days / £600 pa plus potential for extra qualifications for full-time
  • No OOH cover (we have a dedicated night team)

Ref: JN -092023-29633

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