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Permanent Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-14575)

Plymouth, Devon

Veterinary Nurse

£21,847 to £26,005 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

A charity hospital in Plymouth is looking for a Permanent Veterinary Nurse to join their team. This role is full time with shifts of 7.5 hours, along with 1 in 8 weekends on average. There will be no OOH work or on-call duties.

The practice requires a Veterinary Nurse team who provides a high standard of customer and clinical care. Educating clients on pet healthcare and preventative health measures is vitally important so the Veterinary Nurse would be expected to share this ethos.

The Nurse will be working as part of the team with a variety of duties from supporting the theatre, inpatient care, consults, admission, dispensing medications, maintaining hygiene and encouraging financial contributions. The practice provides a wide variety of cases and the opportunity for a Nurse to develop their clinical skill set and knowledge.

The practice is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic nurse who has a good level of nursing experience and shares their ethos of educating the public on preventative animal welfare. The role offers excellent opportunities for the nurse to develop their surgical and medical skills.

Key details:

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, shifts of 7.5 hours
  • Weekends: 1 in 8 weekends
  • OOH: None
  • Sole charge: N/A
  • Branch work: None

About them:

  • The hospital building is well equipped with plenty of consulting space allowing them to meet the demands of this busy small practice.
  • The caseload is very varied on a day to day basis
  • There is an opportunity to perform schedule three surgeries with training and support
  • They are a friendly welcoming team that are very supportive.
  • They aim to promote a healthy life for all their pets by preventing, educating and treating sick and injured animals with passion and compassion.
  • As the UK's leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, they strive to improve pets' lives - through prevention, education and treatment.
  • Every year their dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets.
  • Their national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.
  • They believe that they work better together, so everyone from their vets, volunteers, shop teams and to office support colleagues - are driven into the help improve the lives of every pet.

Package:

  • Salary: 21,847 to 26,005 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • CPD: Funding of 15 hours
  • Memberships: Professional fees paid
  • Excellent career opportunities/development
  • Paid statutory holidays
  • Travel allowance
  • Life assurance 4 x annual salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance (after 12 months service)
  • OOH / On call - Specific to the role - Weekends again additional uplift and off in lieu. On call flat hour rate on top of normal hour rate
  • Bank Holidays - double pay and time off in lieu
  • Travel allowance - dependent on the role
  • Sick pay
  • Access to online wellbeing centre
  • Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay
  • Eye Care
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Employee assist programme
  • Holiday trading - buy and sell annual leave
  • Career break

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.

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