Deputy Head Nurse Required At Sheriff's Highway Vets, Gateshead
2 months ago
Up to £30,390 depending on experience.
Sheriffs Highway Vets, Gateshead
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team here at Sheriff’s Highway Vets. Your day to day duties will include, hospitalised inpatient care, day patient procedures and after care, Theatre procedures and after care including orthopaedic procedures, laboratory work, radiography, and dental radiography.
You will be responsible for the day to day running of a busy hospital and will be expected to have a wide range of nursing skills and knowledge to assist in caring for a variety of patients. Along with general nursing duties you will also assist the Head Nurse with stock control and biannually stock takes, assisting with training and supervision of the auxiliary nurses, equipment maintenance and training, assisting in ensuring legations and SOPs are up to date.
The rota is a 4-day working week. Shift patterns are 6.45-4.45,8.00-6.30,8.30-6.30. Weekend work is 1 in 4 Saturdays or Sundays 6.45-6.30. Out of hours work is Saturday or Sunday shifts
The salary for this role is up to £30,390 depending on experience.
We are located within easy commuting distance to the Newcastle City Centre renowned for its culture, the North East coast and beautiful countryside of Durham and Northumberland. Sheriffs Highway Vets is an RCVS accredited 24hr small animal hospital. There are also branches in Whickham, Sunderland Washington and Ryton as well as providing an emergency service for our local member practices. We have digital radiography, dental radiography, flexible and rigid endoscopes, in house lab including haematology, biochemistry and EPOC machines, excellent ultrasound machine with doppler and a wide range of specialised equipment for performing most soft tissue, orthopaedic and endoscopy surgeries. We have a dedicated and specialised OOH.
About the Team and Culture
Over the 4 Branches we have 15 veterinary surgeons 22 RVNs, 3 SVNs,10 auxiliary nurses and 11 receptionists we have a Veterinary surgeons who hold RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery and a number of vets who hold a GPcertSAM
Our vacancy is for an experienced Veterinary Nurse who is highly motivated, works well in a team and thrives in the varied environment of a veterinary hospital. Candidates must be dedicated to progress their knowledge and practical skills to ensure they fully support the vets with a range of potentially complex and critical cases. An experience of nurse consults is also highly desirable. RVN qualification is essential.
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 24 hours 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 BH7955.
Address: 94 Sheriffs Highway, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom