Registered Veterinary Nurse Required At AlphaPet Veterinary Clinics In Bognor Regis, West Sussex
£20000 - £22000
AlphaPet Veterinary Clinics
Bognor Regis, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Are you looking for a new adventure?
We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse, be it newly qualified, experienced, or returning to work, to enhance our existing team.
The role is for either a full time or part time position, covering a 5 day a week rota. We currently run a shift pattern, 8-hour day, Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm. But this is subject to flexibility to facilitate a work life/family life balance, should the suitable candidate require. There may be minimal branch work required and this will be on a shared rotation with all nursing staff. Ideally the ability to join our weekend rota, that is currently on rotation of approximately 1:6 Saturday morning shifts from 8am to 12pm (with flexibility due to the nature of the job!) But this is not essential.
Our out of hours is currently covered by a dedicated off-site team, but this could change in the future and again will be flexible.
You will enjoy a varied workload, covering all aspects of a thriving hospital environment including but not limited to:
- Theatre work
- Inpatient care
- Preparing and recovering day patients
- Assisting Veterinary Surgeons
- Running laboratory tests
- Running nurse clinics
- Helping to develop a wider range of clinics such as weight and geriatric clinics
- Running puppy parties
- Running socialisation classes
- Occasional reception work
Personal development is actively encouraged and supported, with a generous CPD allowance.
AlphaPet is located on the beautiful South of England coast, between the City of Chichester and Bognor Regis. It is a small animal practice Established 28 years ago. There is the main Hospital in West Meads, Bognor Regis and 2 branch practices in Chichester and Birdham. Both branches are run independently, with their own facilities. All mod cons are available to each practice, be it in house or at a sister surgery. Ultrasonography, Endoscope, Digital Radiography, Dental Radiography and Advanced laboratory equipment.
AlphaPet are in the process of building up the team, but we currently have 4 permanent Veterinary Surgeons, 3 locums, 5 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses and 5 Animal Nursing Assistants. The AlphaPet team are developing their skill set with some hoping to gain certification in Surgery and Emergency and Critical Care, and we encourage all forms of personal development.
As a practice we are in the process of gaining Cat Friendly status from ISFM along with our existing team gaining Fear Free status, all in the aid for a more stress-free environment for our patients.
We also pride ourselves on our outstanding work with our local Wildlife. We work closely with 2 local wildlife charities and the RSPCA.
We have previously run very successful Animal Fun Days and Dog Shows and plan for this to return Post COVID.
We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic new team member, who can run with the team as well as independently. You will be driven and passionate with a positive, hardworking attitude to help enhance the practice.
Benefits (subject to pro rata)
• 4 weeks paid holiday not including 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
• Free uniform in a number of roles
• Annual pay reviews
• Social events
• Academy & Leadership courses
• Focus on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
• Free flu jabs
As a BAME and LGBT+ 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.
Please quote BH2742 when applying for this role.
Address: 11-17 The Precinct, West Meads, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, United Kingdom