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County Durham - Chester-le-Street

Registered Veterinary Nurse Abbey Vet Centre Chester-le-Street DH2 2NG, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Pay Range: £ 9 - £ 10 per hour GBP
Posted on: 24 Nov 2021

Veterinary Nurse (qualified or 2nd year student) at Abbey Vet Centre

Job Description

The Role
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced 2nd Year Veterinary Nurse Student or Newly Qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse with a high standard of clinical and client care.
The role includes anesthesia/theatre, inpatient care and consults including admissions and discharges. Our Veterinary Nurses are also involved in dispensing medication and maintaining the hygiene and cleanliness of the hospital and equipment.
The successful applicant will work a 40-hour week with 1 in 6 Saturdays.
The right candidate will work 4-5 days per week. The shift patterns generally will be four long days but there is some flexibility with this.
There are no out of hours or on call work.

Up to £10.00ph DOE

 About Us
Abbey Vets is small animal only practice. We have two branches; one in Durham and one in Chester le Street. Durham is a lovely city with excellent transport links to the North and South. Beautiful coast and dales nearby for people who prefer the countryside.
Both sites are fully equipped and independent, but you will be expected to work at both branches. Facilities include; digital radiography, dental x-ray, ultrasonography, endoscope, multiparameter, laser and more.

 About the Team and Culture
We have ten veterinary surgeons, nine registered veterinary nurses, two student veterinary nurses and two auxiliary nurses. Working alongside us we have an excellent and experienced receptionist team as well as a supportive admin team who takes care of financial matters including insurance.
Our practice puts quality above quantity, this is to make sure our patients get excellent care and to make sure staff have a nice working environment.

Applicant Requirements
This vacancy would suit a Registered Veterinary Nurse or a confident second year Student Veterinary Nurse. You must be eligible to work in the UK and have a good level of general nursing and communication skills. The most important attributes are a good work ethic and willingness to work within a team.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Up to £5000 relocation allowance
  • 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
  • Free flu jabs

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 BH4308 when applying for this role.

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