Small Animal General Nurse Required At Pride Vets, Derby
Salary £22908 to £26633 DOE
Scarsdale Vets, Pride Veterinary Centre
Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
We have an exciting opportunity for a Small Animal General Nurse to join us at Pride Veterinary Centre. This position possibly has the most variety of all our hospital nurse roles as it requires wards to be covered in addition the theatre/prep area. This role would suit a confident person who likes to be part of an extended team, ensuring all our animals get the optimum care available. No two days are the same so flexibility and a positive approach are essential. Whilst primarily first opinion based in theatre/prep you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of first opinion and referral cases in wards which is a key bonus of this role.
Working hours are Monday to Friday 41.50 hours per week. There will be some requirement to work twilight shifts plus 1 weekend in 6 (but lieu time will be given the following week). We have a bank holiday rota in place which means our nursing team are required to work 1 or 2 bank holidays a year. There would also be a requirement to take part in the night cover and on call rota, further information on this would be discussed at interview. We are happy to consider full time and part time hours.
Salary £22908 to £26633 DOE
Pride Veterinary Centre offers a range of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Our diagnostics and treatment are second to none and we have many highly trained and experienced nurses to ensure that our patients receive the very best treatment.
We offer both primary care and a specialist-led referral service in a range of disciplines, and due to an increasing caseload, we are able to offer exciting nursing opportunities. Each case is interesting and varied, and should you wish to work in our hospital, referral experience is not essential as we welcome the opportunity to provide training for the perfect candidates. What we do ask for is enthusiasm, an excellent work ethic, team spirit and a passion for clinical excellence.
About the Team and Culture
The team are hardworking, supportive of each other and always go the extra mile. Tasks are varied and numerous, so our nurses communicate well and often, to ensure all duties are completed. The prep area is usually a busy area and when our wards are busy too, the day can go very quickly.
Required skills and experience
1. Registered RVN (newly qualified or ready to qualify considered)
2. Professional confidence
3. Eager to learn new skills
Would be good to have
1. Referral experience (not essential)
2. Good sense of humour
3. Passion and enthusiasm
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata
• 5 weeks paid holiday allowance plus bank holidays
• 3 days paid CPD leave
• £550 CPD allowance per annum
• RCVS Membership paid
• Service based holiday entitlement increases
• VDS cover
• Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
• Enhanced paternity pay
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• CPD/training support
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Employee opinion survey
• Annual pay reviews
• Social events
• Academy & Leadership courses
• Focus 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.
Address: Riverside Road Pride Park, Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom