Independent Practice In South Croydon Seeks RVN
dependent on experience
Anne Nelson Vets
South croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom
Independent veterinary practice seeks the elusive, endangered species known as the RVN. If you are one and you have come out of hiding ready to embark on your next adventure then please get in touch with us.
Anne Nelson Vets is based in South Croydon and we can't promise you sunshine, endless golden beaches and clifftop walks but did you know Croydon was the birthplace of Air Arthur Conan Doyle and they filmed The Da Vinci Code here....plus we have everyone's favourite weekend/bank holiday hangout Ikea.
One of our nurses is heading back home to South Africa after working with us for 20 years.....20 years! You do less time for murder! After having wiped away my many tears I am now searching for a replacement nurse/inmate to join our team of 5 RVN's and 1 SVN.
The position is a full time role but as we are flexible when it comes to recruiting do not be put off applying if it is a part time role you are after. We would also happily consider SVN's who are in their 2nd year.
We are proudly independent! We have been established in the local area for many years and have a good reputation. We have a total of 5 vets working at the practice. One is an exotic specialist so you would get the opportunity to nurse a variety of patients. Anne Nelson has a certificate in orthopaedics and another of our vets has a certificate in small animal medicine. Though we are a GP practice you will get the chance to be involved in more complex and interesting cases.
Our team of nurses have a wealth of experience between them as many of them have been qualified for many years now. We take pride in our customer care and have an excellent team of receptionists....just take a look at our google reviews as they often get glowing comments.
We manage our diary well with some appointments saved for on the day booking only so we do our best not to get over booked. Our clients are mostly well behaved but with those that are not we do not shy away from sending them a goodbye letter.
We are very welcoming to new team members making sure they feel included from day 1 as we appreciate it can be daunting starting in a new role. Though we work hard we manage time during the day for having a joke with one another....because working in veterinary practice you need it sometimes.
About The Role
A full time role consists of a 40 hour week Monday-Friday with a different shift each day of the week. Each shift is 9 hours including 1 hour for lunch.
The shifts are as follows:
Kennel Nurse 8am-5pm- Predominantly looking after inpatients, discharging inpatients, updating clients on patients progress, ward rounds with the vets, helping to recover patients following procedures.
OPS 1 8am-4pm/5pm- setting up theatre, monitoring anaesthesia, prepping patients for procedures, assisting the operating vet, preparing premeds, placing IV's and taking and running pre op bloods
OPS 2 8am-5pm- Admitting and discharging day patients, billing ops and updating clients. Preparing premeds, placing IV's and taking and running pre op bloods. Recovering patients following procedures and assisting with pre op checks.
Nurse Consults- 9am-6pm - Conducting nurse consults, assisting consulting vets and the other nurses where needed.
Late Shift- 9am/10am-7pm- Admin shift, nurse consults, assisting reception with queries, preparing repeat medications and drug orders.
There are no OOH during the week. Weekends are 1:5, Saturday 8am-5pm and Sunday 8am-4pm. Following a weekend you would have the following Tuesday and Wednesday off. 1-2 bank holidays per year with time off in lieu. 1:10 Monday night patient checks.
As a new member of the team you would have another nurse as a mentor for the first few weeks to support you and help you settle in.
Salary would be dependent on experience.
Uncapped CPD and 3 days for attendance. We would consider supporting nurses who would like to take further qualifications like the advanced diploma. Now things are gradually getting back to normal we will get back to arranging more lunch n learns again.
28 days holiday
VDS paid for
Generous staff discount
Address: 238 Pampisford Road, South croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom