Registered Veterinary Nurse required at Wheelhouse Vets, Chesham.
We like to start our day how we intend it to finish, organised. We hold a ward round in the morning, which consists of the clinical team discussing the plan for the day and any hospital inpatients they may have. This is great way of sharing information with the team giving time for profession discussion.
Our nurses are designated areas to work prior to the day so they are aware of what their responsibilities will be. We do work very closely as a team to ensure we support each other during the day. The Wheelhouse are very proud of their nurses and encourage them to use all their skills and knowledge across all aspects of the role. We have the opportunity to work in theatre, wards and take part in nurse clinics and training the next generation of nurses.
This is a full-time role of 40 hours per week including a 1:5 weekend rotation. The out of hours cover is currently very minimal being an evening on call until 9pm Mon – Fri and Saturday and Sunday on call are covered by an external out of hours provider.
We are a first opinion small animal practice located in the picturesque countryside of the Chilterns, perfect for horse riding, cycling, and walking. You are surround by golf clubs and country parks like Wendover Woods, Black Park and Langley Park, all while being within easy commute of London. We are a fully equipped and modernised RCVS accredited practice striving to achieve the highest standard of care in South Buckinghamshire. We have surgeries in Chesham, Chalfont St Giles, Amersham and Beaconsfield.
As a practice we strongly believe in providing our team members with a nurturing and caring environment. We actively encourage and fully support team members’ professional ambitions by providing opportunities to develop with regular funded CPD. The excellent care and service that we provide to our clients and their pets is very important to us. A big part of being able to provide this is through ensuring that our team are fully equipped with all the tools that they need, working in the best possible surroundings.
About the Team and Culture
Our team is made up of 16 FTE Vets, 19 RVN’s, 5 SVN’s, 13 reception staff and an extensive admin team made up of Practice Manager, Team Development Manager, Admin Manager, Group Nursing Manager, Clinical Manager, Facilities and Cremations Manager, Insurance Coordinator, Office Secretary and Office Assistant. Fully supportive management structure with 2 Clinical Directors and 1 Practice Manager. On top of this a full team of Heads of Departments running monthly catch ups.
We are very well equipped with endoscope, laparoscopic bitch spays, ultrasound scanner, DR and CR Radiography, Class 4 Laser, 3 consult rooms and an in house. We have lots of members of the veterinary team either engaged in or achieved certificates in oncology, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, dentistry, anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, orthopaedics, small animal medicine, feline medicine, and dermatology. We also have members of the team with special interest in animal behaviour and dog training and of course wellbeing. As a practice we actively support a number of different charities both locally and nationally each year including StreetVet, Marjorie Nash Cat Rescue and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The successful candidate will be a Registered Veterinary Nurse who is looking for a Veterinary family in which they can grow and flourish. They will need to be friendly, empathetic, efficient, competent and of course a little crazy where possible. We are a Veterinary Nurse training centre so an interest in nurse training would be desirable.
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
• Increasing holiday based on length of service
• CPD paid days and allowance
• L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
• Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
• Birthday leave
• RCVS Membership paid
• VDS cover
• Discounted veterinary fees
• Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Service-related company sick pay
• Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
• Free flu jabs
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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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