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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Moorview Vets
Backworth, Tyne and Wear
Salary up to £25,000 depending on experience, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2022
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The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly and supportive team here at Moorview Vets!

This is a part-time role working a minimum of 16 hours per week, we are open to discussion on of which days and hours that can be worked. The Saturday shifts work out in around one in seven to ten, 8.30am-5pm, time is given back for Saturday hours the following week. One bank holiday a year (excluding Christmas day and New Year’s Day). Salary for the role is up to £25,500 depending on experience pro rota. 

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of nursing care including clinics and in-patient care before, during and after surgery, schedule 3 surgeries is optional.

We are looking for someone who is happy to be working in a large team, confident in all aspects of surgery/medicine workups and be able to provide high quality clinical care to all pets.

About Us

We are a long established first opinion, small animal veterinary practice with 6 primary care branches in the northeast and a large group of staff. The position will be mainly based at 2 of our branches in Backworth and Shiremoor with occasional visit to other consulting branches.

We are one of the only northeast first opinion practice with a CT scanner in the premises, the rest of our equipment is modern including in-house lab, digital x-ray, ECG, ultrasound, Laparoscopy and dental x-ray.

We have a great team of nurses including 11 RVNs, 4 SVNs and 3 animal care assistants. A number of our RVNs are trained in schedule 3 procedures, allowing our vets time to deal with more complex cases, and we also have RVNs working towards further qualifications in ECC, behaviour, and feline nursing. There is a great atmosphere amongst the staff.

About the Team and Culture

We are a large group of over 60 staff members. In the vet team we have medical, surgery and emergency critical care certificate holders as well as rabbit and dental enthusiasts. 
CPD is supported and actively encouraged within the team. The practice is friendly, with good communication among the staff and in normal circumstances there would be opportunities to meet outside of work to socialise.

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse with a great work ethic and excellent communication skills. We would be willing to employ a newly qualified nurse who is looking to gain further experience in a supportive environment. The ability to work well in a team and have a passion for all aspects of general nursing are essential. The candidate must hold a full clean driving license.

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. Please quote BH5678 when applying for this role.

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We are a veterinary practice based in Backworth just off the main road (A186) between the A19 and Whitley Bay. We also have a branch in the town of Newbiggin By The Sea.

Here at Moorview our team of dedicated and friendly staff take great pride in providing the best possible care for you and your pet.

Moorview Veterinary practice also offers referral facilities and services to veterinary practices across the North of England.

Find Us
0191 256 6990
Station Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE27 0AA
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