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Night Veterinary Nurse

The Role

We are looking for a dedicated Night Veterinary Nurse to join our team working 7 nights on 7 nights off. You will be responsible for the overnight inpatient care of our 1st opinion and referral patients. We see a range of different cases across our 1st opinion service and referral disciplines meaning no two nights are the same. You will get exposure to high dependency, critical patients. You also take our out of hours emergency calls allowing you to use your triage skills. You have the option to be involved in out of hours surgery, if desired.

About Us

We have brand new ward facilities, with separate cat, dog, exotic and isolation wards. The hospital is in the final stages of an expansion to update and enlarge our reception and all clinical areas. We have all the usual facilities a referral hospital has as well as an on site CT scanner.

We have 7 1st opinion vets and 8 referral specialists who are supported by a team of 37 RVNs, SVNs and HAs. Overnight you work alongside a hospital assistant and have the backup support of an on call team consisting of a nurse and 2 veterinary surgeons. Many of our nursing team have further qualifications which helps to support the more junior members of the team in their career development.

Applicant Requirements

You should have a desire for out of hours work and be able to work independently, not minding occasional lone working. At times the role requires quick thinking, problem solving and decision making. Previous night experience and referral nursing experience is advantageous but not essential. The role will suit somebody who strives in the inpatient care environment and is a calm and competent worker during emergency situations. You will be required to guide and direct the hospital assistant that you are working alongside. You must be an RVN with preferably a few years qualified experience. If you like a varied and interesting case load this is the role for you.

Benefits (subject to pro rata):

  • 4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
  • 3 days paid CPD leave
  • £550 CPD allowance per annum
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  •  Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Free uniform in a number of roles
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

For further information or to apply, please contact Lucy Montague at lucym@valevets.co.uk

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