Registered Veterinary Nurse Required At Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre, Chalfont St Giles
5 months ago
Up to £30,000 DOE
Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre, Chalfont St Giles
Chalfont Saint Giles, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
The Wheelhouse Vets are looking to grow our team and would like Registered Veterinary Nurses to join on a full-time & part time basis. Each morning the clinical team attends ward round that last approximately 15 minutes. The theatre nurse for the shift often leads the meeting by introducing each patient and procedure and then discussing who will be performing the procedure, who will be assisting them, when this procedure will likely take place and what medications/ pre-meds will be required. This forms the plan of the day for the team. We also present the teams for the day- who we have, what times they are working and in which department. We discuss any inpatients we may have and who will be looking after them. The inpatients are discussed in more depth between the case vet and the wards nurse after rounds.
We offer a good all-around experience for our Nurses so everyone gets the chance to work in the different areas such as theatre, wards, and nurse clinics. Our Nurses are extremely valuable to us and we encourage them to use all of their knowledge and skills to the best of their abilities so we give them areas of responsibility in their chosen area of interest. These roles may include the exciting opportunity for some sole charge responsibilities at our Beaconsfield branch. These include taking charge of stock levels, daily running and promoting growth of the branch.
Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours truly tips the scale on your work life balance. We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it easier for you to strike the right balance. Whether you are looking to fix or flex your work patterns, we can find the right solution for you
The rota is over 15 weeks with 2 full weekends (Saturday 8am – 6pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm) and 1 half weekend (Saturday 8am – 4pm). When you work a full weekend, you get the following Friday off in lieu and if you work a half weekend you get a half-day on the following Friday.
Our out of hours care is provided by Vets Now.
The salary is up to £30,000 pro rata depending on experience with a welcome bonus of £1000 and a relocation allowance of £2,000 also available.
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. We have endoscope, laparoscopic bitch spays, ultrasound scanner, DR and CR Radiography, Class 4 Laser, 4 consult rooms and an in-house Lab. 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, orthopaedics, small animal medicine, feline medicine, and dermatology. We also have members of the team with a special interest in animal behaviour and dog training and of course wellbeing.
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. 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.
Our team is made up of 15 Veterinary Surgeons, 18 Registered Veterinary Nurse’s, 7 Student Veterinary Nurse’s, 16 Reception staff. We have an extensive support team made up of a Practice Manager, 2 Clinical Directors, Team Development Manager, Admin Manager, Group Nursing Manager, Clinical Manager, Facilities and Cremations Manager, Insurance Coordinator, Office Secretary, and Office Assistant. All of our Heads of Departments and both of our Clinical Directors run regular catch ups as well.
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, competent. We are a Veterinary Nurse training centre so an interest in nurse training would be desirable.
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
• 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 and quote reference BH8291.
Address: London Road, Chalfont Saint Giles, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom