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Referral RVN - Maternity Cover - Dursley, Gloucestershire

Vale Referrals
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Jul 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 are looking for a Nurse who has referral experience to join us for a 12 month maternity cover to start in August.

The role is a 5-day-a-week position working 8-hour shifts. Shifts range from the earliest starting at 7.30am and the latest finishing at 10pm. 1:8 weekends with time off in lieu after. On call shifts minimal. As a referrals nurse you rotate through our referral disciplines which include surgery, medicine, ophthalmology and cardiology. We see a range of interesting cases and patients. You assist our specialists in delivering anaesthesia, nursing care and chemotherapy to these patients.

Vale Referrals is just going through an expansion to provide new facilities and equipment for the team. This includes new ward areas, new prep room and theatres and new medicine facilities. We also provide onsite CT scanning for our patients.

We have a team of 8 specialist clinicians in referrals who are supported by 3 interns and 7 1st opinion vets. Our nursing team is currently 24 strong with many holding additional qualifications and certificates which helps to support and train the more junior members of the team.

You should be willing to rotate through disciplines or have a heavy surgical bias. You should have the ability to work well in a close team structure as well as independently. Strong, experienced nursing candidates with no referral experience will be considered, if you have a keen interest to develop your career further within the referral sector.
Benefits (subject to 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 and 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 click the apply button.


Vale Referrals is a service for vets to refer complex cases for our expert team to diagnose and treat.

Our veterinary surgeons include diploma and certificate holders across a range of disciplines, but our prices are realistic. We have a wide range of diagnostic tools at our disposal, including video endoscopy, laparoscopy, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT).

The combination of skills and experience offered by our soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeon, cardiologists, internal medicine vets, ophthalmologist and dermatologist means that we are able to offer a truly multidisciplinary and complementary service. We also offer combined expertise in oncology (medicine and surgery).

We are conveniently located just minutes from the M5 between Gloucester and Bristol, easily accessible from the South West, South Wales and the Midlands.


Find Us
01453 547934
The Animal Hospital
GL11 6AJ
United Kingdom
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