Registered Veterinary Nurse - Portishead, North Somerset

Vale Vets Animal Hospital
Portishead, North Somerset
Competitive Salary
Closing date
18 May 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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Job Details

We have an opportunity for a full time Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our fantastic practice which comprises of eight vets, nine nurses and support staff. This is a full time position where you will work 5 days a week. A shared cover of the weekend rota is preferred. We are looking for a dedicated team player who enjoys working to a high standard and has excellent communication skills. Your role will be to supply surgical skills and nursing care to the veterinary team to result in excellent standards of patient and client care.

The Tier 3 small animal hospital is well equipped with a supportive and friendly team. We are equipped with various diagnostic and clinical tools, including laparoscopy, endoscopy, ultrasonography, digital radiography (including dental radiography), in-house laboratory, multi-parameter monitoring equipment, and much more! We also provide OOH support for 7 local veterinary practice providing a range of interesting medical & surgical cases.

The team is a very friendly, welcoming and supportive family - everyone has a real ‘team player’ attitude, and looks after each other whenever possible. There is also a great social side to our team with regular dog walks, pub visits etc. As a Practice we regularly get involved with local events, including the Raft Race, Soapbox Race, Newfoundland Rescue, Flower Show, Lido Doggie Swim and Christmas Victorian Evening. We are proud of our progressive standards and are looking for a cheerful, new member of the team with a can do attitude and a willingness to learn with us.

We are seeking applications from qualified RVN’s who are eager to work within our close knit team.  You will be a good communicator, eager to build strong working relationships within the team as well as with clients and their pets.

Benefits (pro rata):

•             4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
•             3 days paid CPD leave
•             £550 CPD allowance per annum
•             RCVS Membership paid
•             Service based holiday entitlement increases
•             VDS cover
•             Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, surrogacy pay
•             Enhanced paternity pay
•             Birthday leave
•             Discounted veterinary fees
•             My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•             Cycle to Work scheme
•             Pension
•             CPD/training support
•             Paid bereavement leave
•             Company sick pay
•             Employee opinion survey
•             Free uniform in a number of roles
•             Annual pay reviews
•             Social events
•             Academy & Leadership courses
•             Focus on employee wellbeing
•             Relocation packages
•             Career progression opportunities
•             Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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We are Portishead’s only veterinary hospital with a team of friendly vets and qualified nurses who are available 24/7 with round the clock on-site care.

Regularly assessed by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, we are proud to have consistently achieved Tier 3 Hospital Status, the highest level attainable. This means we have exceptional facilities, clinical standards, customer care and staffing overnight, something you won’t find anywhere else in Portishead.

At Vale Vets we understand that pets are part of the family and you want them treated as such. Rest assured that if your pet falls ill out of hours, on bank holidays or weekends you will see our own vets, on our own premises, where we will have access to the animal’s clinical records 24/7, 365 days of the year.

We’ve been at the heart of the Portishead community for over 20 years, so you know at Vale Vets you’ll get exceptional care.

Find Us
01275 847400
1 Beach Road West
North Somerset
BS20 7HR
United Kingdom

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