Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse - Watford

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

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  • Salary:

    Starting from £22,000 p/a (NQVN)

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

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  • Job ref:

    JN -072021-21421

  • Published:

    6 days ago

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Permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse - Watford

Our client is seeking an enthusiastic and conscientious RVN to join their friendly and dedicated team of nurses at their RCVS accredited General Practice Veterinary Surgery in Watford. Experienced 2nd year nursing students are also encouraged to apply. This position is full time but hours may be negotiable.  

The Practice:

They are a large, busy, independent, and forward-thinking Small Animal Practice with a patient-focused ethos.  They have a large caseload each day that includes dogs, cats, and some exotic species. This position would suit an RVN looking to fully utilize their nursing skills and really make a difference.

The Role:

Their nurses play a large and valuable part in the practice working closely with the vets to ensure the best possible care is given to patients. They are a training practice and pride themselves on ensuring that all of the nurses are trained to a very high standard. This position includes working in theatre, hospital ward, and pharmacy departments, administering nursing consultations with clients, and providing student nurse training. 

Applicants should have good practical skills and an ability to use initiative when working alone or as part of a team. Their nursing team is very supportive and can provide extra training if you are looking to return to veterinary nursing after a break or just beginning your veterinary nursing career.

The working hours are 38 per week, to include 1 in 4 weekends and 2-3 bank holidays per year (with a lieu day given for each bank holiday worked). Weekday hours are between 8 am and 4:30 pm with 1 longer shift each week from 8:30 am – 8 pm. The working hours are sociable and include days off during the week. They employ night staff to care for in-patients and use Vets Now for emergency OOH work.

The Package:

The salary is negotiable, and dependent on experience, with a starting basic wage of £22,000/pa plus overtime for newly qualified nurses. All overtime is paid in addition to basic hours worked with double time on weekends and Bank Holidays. CPD is funded and special nursing interests are encouraged and supported.

Ref: JN -072021-21421

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