RVN – Warwickshire
Our client is currently looking for a permanent RVN. The role would be a roving one, mostly based between 2 or 3 practices. All of the practices run as stand alone surgeries, all bar one has digital x-ray and 5/7 have ultrasound. The main hospital is where patients are kept over night and where the OOH's are run from. Across the branches they also have a CT machine, Laparoscopic surgery and Orthopaedics. All of the practice nurses take part in Saturday mornings at one of the surgeries and also take it in turns to go on the OOH rotas.
The practice have two OOH rotas, with details below;
- Nights - Nurses work 1 in 8 weeks of nights and get the days off, the week starts on a Saturday night and finishes on a Saturday morning. You then also get the following Monday off before you come back to work. Once a nurse has been on this rota for a year you can opt to come off it and will go back onto the bottom of the waiting list. New staff get put above staff that have chosen to come off night duties so it is a rarity if you get asked to go back on again. Nurses are paid for the whole night but also there is a bed upstairs and you are normally able to go to sleep. The vet stays on site with them and also has a bedroom in the practice.
- Weekends - This is Saturday Afternoon and Sunday all day. Nurses do 1 in 13 weekends, and this is paid at over time rates. Again once a nurse has been on this rota for a year they can opt to come off it and go to the bottom of the waiting lists.
Spaces on these rotas come up at varying frequencies, with a lot of the staff on them having been on them for many years and are happy to continue on them. They do not expect staff to be on both rotas as once so if it happened that your turn came up whilst on the other you would be given the option of stopping the weekends.