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Registered Veterinary Nurse Kidderminster Companion Care Kidderminster DY11 6DY, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 22 May 2020

We are looking for an RVN to join our small animal practice.

Job Description

Job title: Registered Veterinary Nurse
Location: Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Salary: Salary to match experience
Hours: 40 hours per week including 1 in 3 weekends,
Closing date: 12’noon 15th June 2020

Companion Care Kidderminster are looking for a Veterinary Nurse on a permanent basis to join our small animal practice in the heart of Kidderminster. We are a busy first opinion practice that provides high quality care with a dedicated client base. At the practice you will carry out a wide range of nursing duties predominantly with cats, dogs and small mammal species.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse who believes in the importance of teamwork as much as we do. You will join a team of 3 veterinary surgeons, 2 RVN's, 1 SVN and 5 receptionists.

No overnights or out of hours, as these are covered by Vets Now. We offer a competitive salary, CPD allowance, and company discounts. We fully fund RCVS and VDS fees, provide uniform and you will be automatically enrolled on pension plan.

We are looking for an experienced RVN with a good amount of post registration experience. Our nurses are friendly, down-to-earth people with a genuine interest in animal health and welfare. We are looking for someone who is confident, works well under pressure and is self-motivated to work independently but can contribute to our team.

The ideal candidate will enjoy the varied caseload provided by the clients and patients; no two days are every alike. You will have excellent customer service and communication skills, be an effective team player, have an organised and systematic approach when making decisions and be able to carry out the role efficiently.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Utilising your surgical and medical nursing skills caring for animals most in need
  • Administering treatments to animals in our busy surgery where we care for a wide range of species
  • Conducting treatments to include Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Schedule 3 procedures e.g. injections, medication, fluid therapy, dressing and first aid as directed
  • Taking X-rays and assisting with other diagnostic procedures
  • Nursing of in-patients; including some intensive care, pain scoring and ensuring appropriate enrichment regimes for longer stay patients
  • Triaging patients for the attention of the veterinary surgeon
  • Dispensing drugs in accordance with professional guidelines and surgery rules and maintaining up to date and accurate clinical records
  • A dedicated reception team are employed at the surgery but excellent customer service skills are required for both providing some reception cover as well as admission and discharge appointments etc
  • Undertaking professional and personal development associated with the role

You’ll have:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing or Degree in Veterinary Nursing  
  • Good communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Confident and competent decision making skills
  • Ability to manage own time effectively
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to make sound clinical decisions
What’s in it for you:
You’ll have an opportunity to work for a great employer, we are really proud of our team and they know it! We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:
  • 40 hours standard working week
  • A generous pension scheme with associated life assurance
  • Support for professional development after qualifying period 
  • Access to our employee assistance programme
For more information please contact
Location: DY11 6DY
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