Registered Veterinary Nurse Inpatient Coordinator Required At AlphaPet Veterinary Clinics
5 months ago
up to £27,000 depending on experience.
West Sussex, United Kingdom
We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join us at AlphaPet, West Meads!
You will be involved with our inpatient care and oversee the day to day running of our onsite hospital; organising the support staff, preparing and recovering our day patients and overseeing the well-being and continued care of our inpatients, with the flexibility to help where required within the veterinary practice.
You will be required to work 40 hours per week Monday-Friday, with varying shifts between 7 am-4 pm or 8 am-5 pm, with an hour for lunch. There is a 1:6 Saturday rota, working mornings between 8 am-12 pm although this is flexible due to the nature of the job. Our out of hours is covered by a dedicated ECC supplier and our in-patient care is supported by this means. (This has the potential to change in the future but would be up for negotiation).
The salary for this role is up to £27,000 depending on experience.
We are a well-established Veterinary Hospital in West Sussex on the Southern Coast of England and have been providing services to our community for 28 years. We have 2 branch clinics within a 20-minute drive and ample, free car parking at all 3 sites. Our surgery is loaded with all the usual toys including; Digital Xray, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Cryosurgery, Radiosurgery and a fully equipped lab.
Our location boasts a fabulous coastline and plenty of wide-open space on the South Downs for country walks. Bognor is an entertainment hub with Butlins and Hotham Park, as well as a local cinema, multiple pubs and places to eat. Heaps of seaside shops and fun, including the pier and promenade train rides! There is a multiplex cinema in Chichester, with a bowling alley and various big-name restaurants, and on the outskirts, you can even try your hand at water sports! We have local transport links to trains that service Gatwick and London and a short drive to Portsmouth will give you plenty of outlet shopping and links to the ferries to the Isle of Wight and France. If you fancy some history, there is also the historic town of Arundel with the Castle, lake and quaint little shops.
About the Team and Culture
Our surgery is made up of a large, evolving team of 5 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 Long term locum Vets, 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 3 Student Veterinary Nurses and 5 Animal Nursing Assistants plus, a dedicated team of receptionists and admin support. We have several team members working towards their certificates in a number of areas, and we pride ourselves on being a progressive practice that actively encourages and supports personal development.
We are enhancing our client-based support by gaining our Cat-Friendly status (ISFM) along with personal cat-friendly professionals on all staff, becoming a Rabbit Friendly Practice and gaining our Fear Free Professional status, all in the aid to reduce stress and anxiety within our patients. We are a certified Bee Friendly practice, with the aim to enhance our Eco-friendly approach and sustainability. We also work closely with a local wildlife hospital, so treat a diverse range of wild animals. Some of our staff are members of British Divers Marine Life Rescue, so we’ve even had the odd seal.
We are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse that has the passion, drive and high standards to run an efficient day patient hospital. You will be required to have a positive, hardworking attitude that enjoys a varied caseload and can keep up with the demands that this role will bring. We are currently upgrading our Nurse clinics, so an interest in this area would be an advantage.
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
- Increasing holiday based on length of service
- CPD paid days and allowance
- L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- Birthday leave
- RCVS Membership paid
- VDS cover
- Discounted veterinary fees
- Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Service-related company sick pay
- Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
- Relocation packages
- Career progression opportunities
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 please get in touch. BH4818.
Address: 11-17 The Precinct, West Sussex, United Kingdom