Registered Veterinary Nurse Required As Head Of Rehab At Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre
Up to £32,000 DOE
Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre, Chalfont St Giles
Chalfont Saint Giles, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
The Wheelhouse Vets are looking to grow our team and expand our laser and physical therapy service, which is in high demand with clients!
We strive to be the leading veterinary team where owners choose to bring their pets to be provided with excellent veterinary care by a team committed to go above and beyond for each other, our clients, and their pets. Does this resonate with you?
We are looking for a nurse to perform laser and physical therapy clinics, alongside organising training sessions for nurses, working in conjunction with our orthopaedic team, and attending meetings to build and expand the current service we offer. We will also shortly be expanding to offer our services to external practices, and you will be our point of contact for this, continuing to build on our relationship with practices and clients in the surrounding area.
The role is a minimum of 25 hours per week, but both full and part time applicants are encouraged, as full-time applicants can combine this role with our other clinical work.
Our out of hours care is provided by Vets Now.
The salary for this role is up to £32,000 depending on experience.
We are a first opinion small animal practice located in the picturesque countryside of the Chilterns, perfect for horse riding, cycling, and walking. We are surrounded by golf clubs and country parks like Wendover Woods, Black Park and Langley Park, all while being within an easy commute of London.
The Wheelhouse Vets are a fully equipped and modernised RCVS accredited practice striving to achieve the highest standard of care in South Buckinghamshire. We have surgeries in Chesham, Chalfont St Giles, Amersham, and Beaconsfield. We are constantly evolving to suit our patients needs and client’s expectations, and have a variety of endoscopic equipment, laparoscopic equipment for bitch spays, an ultrasound scanner, DR and CR Radiography, a Class 4 Laser, 4 consult rooms and an in-house Lab.
A good life/work balance is important to us, so we have formulated a rota making this a priority. Furthermore, we have our own Wellness team, who been set up with its own budget, for events and support throughout the year, as we feel that this important for team morale and engagement.
About the Team and Culture
Our team is made up of 17 Veterinary Surgeons, 18 Registered Veterinary Nurse’s, 6 Student Veterinary Nurses, 1 Veterinary Auxillary and 15 Reception staff. We also have an extensive support team, consisting of a Practice Manager, 2 Clinical Directors, a Team Development Manager, a Head of Clinical Services, an Admin Manager, a Group Nursing Manager, a Clinical Manager, a Facilities and Cremations Manager, an Insurance Co-ordinator and 2 Office staff.
As a practice we strongly believe in providing our team members with a nurturing and caring environment. We actively encourage and fully support team members’ professional ambitions by providing opportunities to develop with regular well-funded CPD. We have lots of members of the veterinary team either engaged in or having achieved certificates in oncology, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, dentistry, anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, surgery (including orthopaedics), small animal medicine, feline medicine, cardiology, and dermatology. We also have members of the team with a special interest in animal behaviour and dog training undertaking Diplomas in these areas.
The excellent care and service that we provide to our clients and their pets is very important to us. A big part of being able to provide this is through ensuring that our team are fully equipped with all the tools that they need and working in the best possible environment. As a practice, we actively support a number of different charities both locally and nationally each year including StreetVet, Marjorie Nash Cat Rescue, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The successful candidate will need to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse who is looking for a veterinary community in which they can grow and flourish. They will need to be friendly, empathetic, efficient, forward-thinking, and competent. A certificate in physiotherapy would be preferred, but candidates with a willingness to undertake a fully funded certificate in physiotherapy would be considered. Previous laser and physiotherapy experience is preferred, but not essential.
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata
• 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 focused on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
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 and quote reference BH6525.
Address: London Road, Chalfont Saint Giles, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom