Registered Veterinary Nurse

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Highland Veterinary Clinic | Burton upon Trent, ENG, GB

Posted 15 days ago

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Posted on 17/11/2022
The Role
Highland Vets have a thrilling opportunity for a dedicated, experienced RVN who is looking to join an outstanding team with a genuine heart for animal welfare.
You will be working alongside our Practice Manager to provide exceptional care for pet and client alike.
We're looking for a nurse who is motivated, wants to bring fresh ideas to the team and is committed to animal wellbeing to thrive in a well-established practice.
We believe nurses should utilise their training and develop their skills to their full potential. With a generous CPD allowance and support, you are encouraged to pursue any field that is of interest to you. We are a warm, friendly and supportive team with experienced, skilled Veterinary Surgeons and nurses and wonderful receptionists. We have a busy, varied caseload enabling you to get involved with a wide variety of procedures.
The role is a permanent, full-time position based on a 5-day week, shift pattern - 8 am - 4 pm or 10: 30am - 6:30 pm. Plus alternate Saturday mornings 9 am - 12:30 pm.
Average 40-hour week (including Saturday) No OOH's. Part-time applicants will also be considered.
The salary for this role is up to £29,000 depending on experience.
About Us
Highland vets are part of the larger Lockwood Veterinary Group, we are a friendly, compassionate, progressive group. Established for over 25 years, we have 9 branches across the West Midlands, East Midlands, and Staffordshire.
Highland Vets is located in Burton Upon Trent, a market town in Staffordshire. The town is served by a railway station with good public transport links to Derby and Nottingham and is within driving distance of East Midlands airport and the Peak District national park.
The practice itself provides a spacious, light, and airy perfect working environment. We have large bright consultation rooms, a theatre, a prep room, an x-ray room and separate cattery and kennels, digital x-ray, ultrasound and an in-house lab. We are an RCVS accredited status and ISFM cat-friendly clinic. Our Burton Vets branch is just a couple of miles away and is always on hand to provide additional support.
We have a loyal client base, and the practice, with its dedicated, friendly, experienced team are highly trusted within the local community for providing exceptional veterinary care. We have the facilities and resources to enable our staff to work in a low stress, well organised, supportive, friendly, family feel atmosphere. Maintaining a good working environment, staff wellbeing and job satisfaction for all staff is of high importance to us which is proven in our low staff turnover and longevity in service, some of the team having been with the practice from the beginning.
About the Team and Culture
Across our group, the nursing teams include people with advanced Diplomas in a wide variety of areas including anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care, Feline Nursing and behaviour so this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to increase their skills and knowledge.
We have experienced Vets with interest/cert studying in Surgery, Medicine and Ophthalmology. We also have further cert holders in Surgery, Exotics and Imaging.
Our staff's well-being is of great importance to us, we have a very approachable, supportive management team who support our team both inside and outside of the workplace. We endeavour to ensure that the practices have some downtime, whether it be closing the doors for a couple of hours for coffee and cake, a meal out or bowling. We work very closely with local charities and the community, sponsoring the town junior football team, visiting local schools to talk about working in a Vet practice and hosting fundraising events from dog shows to coffee mornings in practice.
Applicant Requirements
We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward-thinking, and proactive nurse. The candidate must be a good team player, able to work on their own initiative, adaptable, flexible and have excellent all-round nursing and communication skills.
We are a training practice and although we do not have any students at the moment holding a clinical coach qualification or willing to train in the future would be advantageous but not necessary.
We are a large company, so there are potential internal progression opportunities.
To find out more about us, our values and our culture, check out our website.
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
£500 CPD allowance with 30 hours 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 Gavin Gallagher from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.
Gavin Gallagher
Talent Partner