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Ward Registered Veterinary Nurse

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists
Ringwood, Hampshire
Salary from £23,800 to £28,800 depending on additional qualifications and experience
Closing date
28 Jul 2022
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The Role

We are looking for a Wards Registered Veterinary Nurse to join us at Southern Counties Vet Specialists in Ringwood, Hampshire. This is a rewarding role within the ward department providing care and treatment plans to hospitalised patients. You will be working alongside multiple departments, which allows a varied and rewarding nursing role, in a purpose designed ward department with continued development and funding. As a department, we are striving for the best for our patients, and in the development of our nursing team.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Working alongside clinicians, nurses, physio and VCAs to provide nursing plans and care
  • Involvement in diverse cases from routine surgery to intensive care cases
  • Involvement in aiding in research and development within the veterinary sector in multiple disciplines, as well as supported self-clinical progression

The position is full time, working 3 x 7am-7:30pm set shifts per week and 1:5 weekends Saturday and Sunday 7am-7:30pm. There is no on call, night shifts or sole charge requirements. Salary range £23,800 - £28,800 depending on additional qualifications and experience.

About Us

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists is a multidisciplinary referral centre currently undergoing extensive expansion and improvement of the facilities. The practice is located 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.

Our wards team is a nurse lead department consisting of dedicated wards nurses, rotating nurses, student veterinary nurses and veterinary care assistants who provide 24-hour care to our hospitalised patients and work alongside all other departments within the hospital.

Applicant Requirements 

Minimum requirements are for a Qualified Veterinary Nurse with current RCVS registration, as full training in a referral setting will be provided. Applicants who possess experience in similar settings and/or with further qualifications are also welcome, with salaries to reflect.

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 focused 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 BH6390 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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