Small Animal Prep Wards Nurse - Pride Park, Derby

Pride Park, Derby
Salary of £22,215 to £25,831
01 May 2019
23 May 2019
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Small Animal
Contract Type
Full Time

Contact Details

Pride Veterinary Centre offers a range of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.  Our diagnostics and treatment are second to none and we have many highly trained and experienced nurses to ensure that our patients receive the very best treatment.

We offer both primary care and a specialist-led referral service in a range of disciplines, and due to an increasing caseload, we are able to offer exciting nursing opportunities. Each role is interesting and varied, and should you wish to work in our hospital, referral experience is not essential as we welcome the opportunity to provide training for the perfect candidates. What we do ask for is enthusiasm, an excellent work ethic, team spirit and a passion for clinical excellence.

The team are hardworking, supportive of each other and always go the extra mile. Tasks are varied and numerous so our nurses communicate well and often, to ensure all duties are completed. The prep area is usually a busy area and when our wards are busy too, the day can go very quickly.

This position possibly has the most variety of all our hospital nurse roles as it requires wards to be covered and additionally the theatre and prep areas. This role would suit a confident person who likes to be part of an extended team, ensuring all our animals get the optimum care available. No two days are the same so flexibility and a positive approach are key. There will be some requirement to work twilight shifts plus 1 weekend in 6 (but lieu time will be given the following week). Access to extremely complex cases on a regular basis is a key bonus of this role.

Required skills and experience

  1. Registered RVN
  2. Professional confidence
  3. Eager to learn new skills
  4. Hardworking

Would be good to have

  1. Referral experience (not essential)
  2. Good sense of humour
  3. Passion and enthusiasm

Professional Perks and Benefits

  1. CPD actively encouraged
  2. Continual learning
  3. Great team
  4. Variety of cases
  5. Practice focus on health and well being

Personal Perks

  1. Birthday off work
  2. Death in service cover
  3. Increase in holiday allowance with service
  4. Discount staff pet scheme

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