We are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team of 18 nurses on a fixed term maternity cover basis and would consider an experienced second year student. The role is a 40-hour week over 5 days Monday - Friday. There is a Saturday morning rota split between our Witham Hospital and Beaulieu Square branch. We also offer an additional out of hours service to our clients at the weekends, which is additional pay for all our nurses and only requires either a Saturday or Sunday 8-5pm. The shift patterns vary from the earliest starting at 7:30am and the latest finishing at 7:30pm. Our shifts consist of a mixture of admits, wards, lab, surgery, and late shifts. This role is based mainly at our Witham Hospital but may require cover at one of our branch practices in Essex.
The salary for this role is up to £23,500 depending on experience
We are a small animal, first opinion hospital based in Essex. The main hospital is situated in Witham with close links to London with a train station close by. Our other 5 branches are based in Broomfield, Beaulieu Square, Ingatestone, Tiptree and Great Notley. We can offer ultrasonography, endoscopy, and laparoscopic surgery. We have a brand-new DR x-ray machine, in house lab machines, and separate cat, dog and Isolation wards. We have been accredited silver status cat friendly practice.
About the Team and Culture
Our team consists of 13 Veterinary Surgeons, 18 Veterinary Nurses, 4 Veterinary Care Assistants, and a large team of Receptionists. We work very closely as a team and strive to support another in our work. We have a Vet that specialises in soft tissue, orthopaedic and laparoscopic procedures. We also have a Vet currently doing a certificate in internal medicine.
The successful candidate will ideally be a qualified veterinary nurse, but we would consider an experienced second year student.
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.
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