Vet Nurse Job, Cumbria, England - Cumbria

Competitive Salary, DOE - Small - Vet Nurse
Ref: 6385 Date Posted: Thursday 02 Dec 2021
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Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience 

Package (subject to pro rata): 

  • CPD Allowance & Paid days
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS Cover

Type of Work: Registered Veterinary Nurse

Job Details: Our client have the opportunity for an RVN to join their happy team who genuinely enjoy working together.

Their current RVNs carry out all forms of nursing with nurse consultations rapidly expanding, to add to the usual roles. They have a team of experienced receptionists and a VCA to help maximise the time spent hands on nursing. Their massively popular preventative health care plan enables them to give the best patient care and see lots of healthy patients regularly.

The practice do their own OOH enabling personal growth with the challenging cases tending to happen overnight and at weekend. However, support from the rest of the team is just a message away! The rota share is one weekend every other month and one weekday evening reception and on call shift.

Their four-day weeks and low share of out of hours, enable a fantastic work/life balance with a couple of the team also working for the Pet Blood Bank in their spare time. CPD is strongly encouraged and funded up to £550/year.

Their full-time nurses work an average of 39 weekly hours in 4 days with most shifts starting at 8.30am and they tend to have 5pm, 5.30pm, 5.45pm and 7.45pm finishes over the week. There are occasional 8am starts, approximately fortnightly. Their Saturday mornings include a mix of reception, consult and inpatient nursing 8.30am - 1pm, followed by on call cover until Monday morning. The practice vets take the phone calls and carry out inpatient care while they are closed and so RVNs are only called in when there is a specific need or an emergency. Nurses share OOH 1 in 7.

Their two sites host a full Idexx lab, multiparameter monitors, new ultrasound, digital X-ray including dental X-ray, drip pumps and more! Both are Practice Standard accredited RVN Training Practices with two resident Clinical Coaches supporting a maximum of two degree and/or diploma students at a time.

Applicants would ideally have a full driving licence and their own car to enable moving essential supplies between clinics.

They have a team of approx 6 vets, 8 nurses, a VCA, 5 receptionists and occasional student vet nurses. They have vets with Certificates or working towards them in ECC, dermatology and dentistry. Applicants will be very welcome to join their very friendly and supportive team.

Skills and Requirements: The ideal person would be an experienced RVN, with familiarity in Small animal nursing however, our client are still open to graduate and less experienced Vet nurse applicants too.
The successful applicant should be comfortable with all aspects of veterinary nursing, you must also be confident dealing with clients on a regular basis. Our client are looking for someone with a passion for patient and client care, who can multitask with ease and is flexible in day to day responsibilities. RVN registration is essential with a full driving licence and own car as a preference.


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