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Head Veterinary Nurse

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists
Ringwood, Hampshire
Salary is £35,500-£37,000 depending on experience
Closing date
5 Jan 2022

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Head Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Role
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Head Night Nurse with Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists!

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate registered veterinary nurse who has experience in providing clinical leadership in advanced wards-based nursing care, and will be comfortable caring for all patients referred to our multidisciplinary hospital.

The position requires the individual to provide support and leadership to our highly skilled team of night nurses whilst demonstrating excellent patient management.

The role will include 3 night shifts per week from 7pm-8am and will include some weekend shifts on a rotational basis.
The salary for this role is £35,500-£37,000 depending on experience.

About Us
Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists is a multidisciplinary referral centre currently undergoing extensive expansion and improvement of the facilities.

The practice is in the South of England close to the New Forest National Park and South Coast offering easy access to a multitude of outdoor activities. Bournemouth beach has just been voted number one beach in the UK by Tripadvisor and is a 20-minute drive from the practice. The area offers good access to regional and international airports and has excellent road and rail links to London.

Applicant Requirements
Referral and line management experience is desirable but not essential as full training and support will be provided.

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.

Please quote BH4502 when applying for this role.

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We are a specialist referral centre based in Ringwood, Hampshire, providing referral services for veterinary practices in the south. We have specialists in the fields of cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, orthopaedics, diagnostic imaging, spinal surgery, soft tissue surgery & physiotherapy.

At SCVS, we have the most advanced facilities, which you will not find in ordinary veterinary practices. This enables our specialists to offer the highest standard of veterinary care from admission through to discharge.

Find Us
Unit 6 Forest Corner Farm
BH24 3JW
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