Registered Veterinary Nurse

Registered Veterinary Nurse

East Grinstead Vets, East Grinstead | East Grinstead, ENG, GB

Posted 8 days ago

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Posted on 16/08/2022
The Role
We have an excellent opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our amazing team of 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 2 Student Veterinary Nurses at East Grinstead Vets in West Sussex.
This is a Full Time or Part Time position with flexibility over working days / hours. Our Full-Time weekly rota consists of a 4-day week working 37.5 hours with no OOH allowing for a great work / life balance. Weekends are 1:6 where you will be responsible for any inpatients, (Saturday is 12 hours and Sunday is 5 hours however it is rare you will work the full two days). Saturday mornings are 1:6. Day to day duties would incorporate all areas of primary care nursing including theatre, in-patient care, lab, and nurse clinics.
Salary for the role is up to £31,000 per annum depending on experience.
Welcome Bonus paying up to £3,000
About Us
We are a busy, small animal practice in beautiful East Grinstead with satellite branches in Crawley and Copthorne with good transport links to London and Brighton. We are lucky enough to have the Ashdown Forest on our doorstep providing a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views.
We have a varied caseload ranging from routine surgery to orthopaedics and are well equipped with an internal lab, multi-parameter, ultrasound, digital x-ray, K-Laser, and multiple endoscopes. We are a well-established training practice who encourage our nurses to train as Clinical Coaches to assist our student nurses in reaching their full potential.
Team and Culture
We have a friendly team of 5 Vets including 2 surgical certificate holders and 8 Nurses, some of which can often be found trying their hand at an escape room, partaking in quiz nights, and enjoying a summer BBQ! We have two Practice Managers who have over 20 years' experience at East Grinstead Vets and are super supportive of the team. We have a truly encouraging and supportive culture here at East Grinstead and as a result have a close-knit team.
Applicant Requirements
Our ideal candidate would be highly motivated, works well in a team whilst also confident when working independently and thrive in a busy, active environment. Our vacancy is open to all levels of experience, from experienced or newly qualified Veterinary Nurses. We ask that you are competent and confident across all areas of primary care nursing. We are looking for someone who is passionate about maintaining a high level of patient care with excellent bedside manner. CPD is supported and encouraged to ensure all of our staff have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Because our employee's matter
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -
Work life balance
6.6 weeks annual leave
Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
Your birthday as a paid day off
Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
Private Medical Insurance
Cycle to Work scheme
Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
Non-accidental injury support
£550 CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata
Certificate support
Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
Access to Vetlexicon - our online encyclopaedia provider
All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
Infection Prevention and Control Programme
Quality Improvement Programme
Professional Memberships
VDS cover
RCVS fees
Pawsome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers
Pension - 5% Employee/3% Employer
Discounted staff pet care
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.
Any questions before applying?
Speak to Megan Dawson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.
Megan Dawson
Talent Partner