Veterinary Nurse - Perth Vets4Pets
Up to £33k
Perth, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Due to a valued member of our Nursing team leaving to pursue new ventures, we are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team at Perth Vets4Pets on a part time, permanent basis.
We have a wonderful, friendly, longstanding team at Vets4Pets Perth and warmly welcome any new members to our veterinary family. As a team, we all support each other, and endeavour to create a happy, constructive and supportive working environment focusing on the importance of a good work life balance and mental health support. The team are all passionate, dedicated veterinary professionals who pride themselves on offering high standards of care while identifying areas to further improve. Currently, we are working towards becoming an RCVS accredited, ISFM cat friendly and RWAF rabbit friendly practice.
Our team consists of two progressive, senior vets (with a combined experience of over sixty years!) who are happy to mentor and pass on their knowledge in a supportive and constructive way. You will also be supported by an experienced Head Nurse/JVP/Clinical Coach and one FT RVN/Clinical Coach, one PT Veterinary Care Assistant, two Client Care Advisors and a supportive Practice Manager. We are also currently recruiting for another FT Vet to join our team. In addition, we have a great relationship with our Area Regional Manager (ARM) who is always on hand for extra support and advice.
Following a fire in 2019, we re-built our new practice in March 2021 and are based on St Catherine’s Retail Park in the centre of Perth. Perth is a lovely city, surrounded by fantastic scenery and steeped in rich history, with easy access to buses, train stations and motorway. Located half an hour from Dundee, just over an hour from Edinburgh and little over two hours from the Cairngorms, means it is the perfect location for exploring Scotland on your days off. Our great location also means we benefit from a good variety of cases, including some interesting exotics (including Meerkats & Coatimundi’s) and a wonderful loyal client base.
We are lucky to be working in a Joint Venture Partner (JVP) run practice, built to modern industry leading standards which is well equipped with all the essentials including a brand-new Multi-parameter, Digital X-ray, Blood analysers, Ultrasound, Drip pump, designated theatre and separate cat, dog and isolation wards.
We are happy to discuss both full or part time hours and can be flexible to make your rota work around your commitments. Full time hours include a 3 day week (8:30am to 7pm) with a half an hour for lunch (one hour booked out on the diary to protect that lunch time) plus 1 in 3 weekends (9am to 6pm Saturdays and 10am to 6pm Sundays). This equates to approximately 30 hours per week, but with the possibility of over time. There are no OOH, with Vets Now Dundee, covering all our OOH emergencies. Your workload will be 100% small animal and some exotics and will include all aspects of the veterinary nurse role, including consults, clinics patient care and theatre duties.
We are ideally looking for an experienced versatile nurse with a strong interest in first opinion general practice, developing your own nursing skills and clinics and willing to take on all the roles involved in general practice. We would however consider a student nurse, in which case you will receive structured mentoring.
By joining us you will be part of a dynamic team, whose main clinical focus is on preventive health, and we pride ourselves on our excellent client care and pet welfare standards, so it is essential that you have the same values and high standards as our current team. This position would be ideal for nurse who thrives on being part of a supportive team, building rapport with our loyal client base and providing a high level of clinical care for our patients. You must have a good communication style and be confident in client facing consults.
We offer a supportive and friendly working environment with excellent career development opportunities and an benefits package. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please get in touch as we would love to meet you to have an informal chat about the role, meet the team and visit the practice. All initial enquires can be made to: Fionn. Mckenzie RVN (Head Nurse & Practice Partner) via email at Fionn.Mckenzie@vets4pets.com. Location: PH1-5XD
Salary and Benefits
• Competitive salary (£21,000- £33,000, pro rata DOE)
• Professional memberships paid – RCVS, VDS and BSAVA
• CPD allowance
• Holiday entitlement: 5.6 weeks holiday increasing to 6.6 following 2 years service plus Birthday off (or time of in lieu depending on rota)
• Parents: Maternity Pay / Adoption Pay/ Paternity Pay/ Shared Parental Leave Pay
• Career Break- Career Break - available to take between 3 - 12 months unpaid break from business following 1 years’ service
• Compassionate leave: Up to 5 days leave for immediate family (sibling, parent, spouse, child), 1 day to attend a funeral
• Pet'ernity leave: 1 day compassionate leave for losing a pet
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Exclusive company discounts and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, The Groom Room and the Vet Group.
• Structured supportive mentoring
• Mental Health support
• Income Protection: After 1 years’ service 75% of income (less stat benefits) for up to 5 years
• Death in Service- 4x Annual Salary
• Sick Pay
• Port of Call (Addiction services)
• Pension: 3% employer , 5% employee
Location: PH1 5XD
Tel: 01738 783826
Address: St.Catherines Road, Perth, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom