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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire
Salary up to £16,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
7 Feb 2022

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The Role
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Registered Veterinary Nurse at The Wheelhouse Vets!

Here at Wheelhouse we are very proud of our nurses and encourage them to use all their skills and knowledge across all aspects of the role. You will have the opportunity to cover a variety of work in your designated area, with responsibilities such as theatre, wards, running nurse clinics and helping to train the next generation of nurses.

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 a great way of sharing information with the team and allowing the time for professional discussion.

This is a flexible part time role of 24 hours per week working shifts such as 8am-4pm, 10am-6pm or 12:30pm-8:30pm. Ideally, we would like this to be over three days, but we can be flexible for the right candidate. We currently work on a set rota so shifts stay this same each week and will include one late night. No weekends or out of hours work.
The salary for this role is up to £16,000 depending on experience.
About Us
We are a first opinion small animal practice located in the picturesque countryside of the Chilterns, perfect for horse riding, cycling, and walking. We are near golf clubs and country parks like Wendover Woods, Black Park and Langley Park, all while being within easy commute of London. Our centres are fully equipped, modernised and RCVS accredited. We are always looking for new ways to achieve the highest standard of veterinary 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 vets, 19 registered veterinary nurses, 5 student veterinary nurses and 13 reception staff. We then have 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. Our fully supportive management structure with 2 Clinical Directors and a Practice Manager completes our team.  We also have 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 in-house laboratory machines.   We have lots of members of the veterinary team either engaged in or have 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 a 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.
Applicant Requirements
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

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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At the Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre we like a more personal approach to animal care. Our experienced, friendly and professional team of staff offer not only first class veterinary treatment, but also advice and encouragement for our clients to help keep their much-loved pets in the very best of health.

From nail clipping your hamster to major surgery on your dog, we are here to provide your pets with the expert care they deserve.

Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre provides its own emergency services as follows: Monday to Friday, 7.30pm - 8.30am. Please call your usual surgery for urgent advice or to arrange to see the Emergency Vet. Please note that, for security reasons, the Veterinary Centre cannot be accessed without a prior phone call or appointment.

Find Us
The Pheasant
London Road
Chalfont St Giles
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