We are recruiting a veterinary Nurse to join a small animal practice in Chelmsford, Essex. This role will be initially a fixed term contract to cover maternity, however may develop into a permanent role for the right candidate.
The hours are flexible from 2 days per week to full time. There is also a 1 in 3 Saturday morning rota, but no OOH or Sundays.
This is a bright spacious and purpose-built practice offering 1st opinion Veterinary Services.
About the role:
They are looking for a confident nurse who has a genuine passion for animal welfare. They must be able to work well with others and have excellent customer service skills. The role involves all aspects of general nursing including:
Assisting the Veterinary Surgeon in Theatre
Running Nurse Clinics
Updating patient records
Delivering a high standard of clinical care to patients
Adhering to practice protocols and policies
The practice are dedicated to providing a high standard of clinical and patient care so it is important that the Nurse shares this ethos and actively promotes this. They must have an enthusiastic can do attitude and be able to make decisions on their own when required and take ownership of their tasks.
Type: Small Animal
Hours: 16-40 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Weekends: 1 in 3 Saturdays mornings on a rota
OOH: None involved
Sole Charge: None
Consultations: 15 Minutes
Bright and spacious practice with air conditioning and all modern facilities
Progressive forward-thinking practice
Supportive and friendly practice
Opportunity to run nurse clinics and mentor others
CPD is actively encouraged and supported
Offers excellent career development opportunities
Excellent reputation within the community
Is passionate about delivering a high standard of clinical care
Onsite parking available and within walking distance of transport links
You will have excellent all-round nursing skills.
You will have good general nursing experience
You will be confident with theatre work and nurse clinics
You will be able to take responsibility for your own tasks
You will work to deliver a high standard of clinical care and have a can-do attitude!
You will have a motivated and passionate attitude
You will have strong organisational skills
You will have a genuine passion for animal welfare including preventative healthcare
You will have excellent communications skills and be able to develop working relationships with clients and fellow members of staff
The practice offers a huge range of veterinary facilities and services that one would expect in a large modern veterinary hospital, including:
Salary: Hourly Rate of 13 - 17 / Hour
Holiday allowance: 4 Weeks annual and Birthday off Pro rata
Pension: Contributory pension scheme available
CPD: Generous allowance
Rewards: Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with high street retailers and restaurants
Memberships: Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS)
Uniform: Branded uniform provided
Discounts: Discounted veterinary care for your pets
Other: Excellent career opportunities and development due to the varied case load
More benefits available
RCVS registered and qualified
Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.
Excellent communication skills
1 years' post-grad UK experience
What happens next?
If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV.
Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.
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