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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Rowe Veterinary Group - Bradley Stoke
Thornbury, Bristol
Salary up to £28,000 depending on experience plus benefits.
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Head Nurse who strives for clinical excellence to join us. Thornbury branch is a well-equipped practice with a friendly team, based just outside Bristol.

This is a full time RVN position, comprising of a 40-hour week, spread over 5 days from 7.45am to 7.30pm, we can offer flexibility with the shift patterns to ensure a healthy work life balance for the team. You will participate in a 1:6 weekend rota at our Bradley Stoke Hospital, working Saturday and Sunday receiving time off in lieu for the shifts worked. This gives you the opportunity to manage inpatient wards at the hospital and gain exposure to ECC work.

You would be joining a friendly and motivated team and this role would suit an experienced RVN who enjoys something different every day. 

In return you can expect a salary of up to £28,000 depending on experience.

About Us

The practice has all the capability of a much larger practice whilst enjoying the ethos of smaller team. Equipment includes digital X-ray, separate dental X-ray equipment and dental operating theatre, ultrasound, advanced anaesthetic monitoring equipment. 

We have separate dog and cat wards; a dedicated cat operating theatre and we actively promote our cat friendly silver status. We offer acupuncture on top of the usual first opinion work.

At Thornbury the team have the freedom to work up their cases and to do this the vets rely on the nursing team. You will be expected to be involved in all aspects of patient care, from nursing hospitalised day patients, theatre duties, laboratory work, assisting with complex surgical and medical procedures as well as running your own nurse clinics. 

We are a happy, supportive practice who take wellbeing seriously, we want our nurses to enjoy every day, if you have a passion for something clinically, we would encourage further training to develop your nursing skills. Our Head Nurse has completed the Nurses certificate in Anaesthesia, and our Clinical Lead has a certificate in Diagnostic Imaging. Our team is excited to expand the capabilities of our nursing team, including schedule 3 procedures.

Applicant Requirements

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who is looking to take the next step into their management career, possesses the ability the guide and help build their team whilst working closely with the Head Nurse. This role will require the candidate to take on extra responsibilities and provide leadership when needed. This candidate will already be a role model within their teams and will be able to demonstrate the criteria required.

In return you can expect a competitive salary commensurate with experience, generous CPD allowance, paid memberships and discounts and rewards.

For an informal chat please call or email Sophie Woollhead on 01454 415478

 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 BH5757 when applying for this role.

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The Rowe Veterinary Group was founded in 1948 by Mr John Rowe, father of Richard, one of our partners who has recently retired from small animal practice. 

The practice has grown rapidly and now has four branches.  Three are in North Bristol with easy access from many areas of Bristol at Yate, Thornbury and Bradley Stoke so within South Gloucestershire.  People living in Rangeworthy, Winterbourne or Frampton Cotterell can quickly reach the Yate surgery or the 24 hour Hospital at Bradley Stoke. There is also a Veterinary Hospital at Wotton-under-Edge, easy to get to from Hillesley, Hawkesbury Upton, Charfield, Wickwar, Cromhall and Dursley areas.

As well as providing a high quality first opinion practice for dogs, cats, small furries, birds and exotic animals, we are home to a referral service, Rowe Referrals. We are always there to take care of your pet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Find Us
Bradley House
Bradley Stoke
BS32 9DT
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