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Locum Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-13682)

Watford, Hertfordshire

12 months

Veterinary Nurse

Up to £25,000 per annum

Full time / Maternity Cover

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Job description

We are recruiting for a small animal practice in Watford who require a Locum Veterinary Nurse to provide maternity cover for 12 months. There is potential for this opportunity to become permanent for the right candidate. This role is full or part time for 25 to 37 hours per week, along with 1 in 2 weekends.

The practice is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate nurse and someone who has excellent client care skills. The Nurse will be involved in all aspects of general nursing and will be exposed to a variety of cases. They will be working alongside a team of 1 vet, 1 SVN and 1 VCA.

The nurse will have good all round nursing skills and a good level of experience. they will be committed to providing a high standard of patient care and be able to work well as part of a team. They will pro active and confident in their nursing capabilities.

About the role

The roles involve all aspects of general nursing, including:

  • Assisting in the day to day running of the practice
  • Admissions and discharges
  • Working alongside the non-clinical and clinical team to ensure the smooth delivery of patient and client care
  • Be responsible and take ownership of tasks
  • Monitoring operations and assisting the vet in surgery
  • Administering medications and taking records accurately
  • In patient care
  • Nurse clinics
  • Measuring blood pressure, sampling, and pharmacy work

Key Details:

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full or part time, 25 to 37 hours per week
  • Weekends: 1 in 2 weekends
  • OOH: None
  • Sole charge: None
  • Computer system: RX Works
  • Consultations: 15 minutes
  • Team: 1 vet, 1 SVN, 1 VCA and support team

About them:

  • Bright and spacious practice with air conditioning and all modern facilities
  • State of the art facilities
  • Progressive forward-thinking practice
  • Supportive and friendly practice
  • 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
  • Provides mental health and wellbeing support

About you:

  • You will have excellent all-round nursing skills
  • You will embrace all aspects of the role
  • You will be ambitious to continue your learning and development
  • You will have excellent multitasking and prioritisation skills
  • 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 be keen to develop an area of special interest
  • You will be willing to go the extra mile within your duties
  • 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

Facilities:

The practice offers a huge range of veterinary facilities and services, including:

  • Emergency cover
  • Operating theatre
  • X -ray
  • Isolation unit
  • Blood pressure monitor
  • Ultrasound
  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Electrolyte
  • In-house laboratory
  • Pet passport
  • Dentistry

Package:

  • Salary: Up to 25,000 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: Generous annual leave
  • CPD: Generous allowance
  • Memberships: Professional fees paid
  • Contributory pension scheme available
  • Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with high street retailers and restaurants
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Branded uniform provided
  • Discounted veterinary care for your pets
  • Excellent career opportunities and development due to the varied case load
  • More benefits available

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom

Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the Vet Seekers team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 13682

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk

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Vet Seekers was established in 2016 and is a multi-award-winning specialist veterinary recruitment agency (2019, 2020, 2021) and acts as an employment business for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry across the UK and overseas.

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