Registered Veterinary Nurse

Company:  GKG Vets - Newbury
Location: Newbury
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Posted on 25/01/2023
The Role

We have an amazing opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team. This is an additional role due to the successful expansion of our nurse clinics.

The role is the full mix of veterinary nursing, no day is the same. We actively encourage our nurses to fully use their skills taking radiographs, taking bloods samples, and starting intravenous fluids in addition to the more routine tasks. You will also take care of in-patients, nurse clinics, monitoring of anaesthesia, assisting in theatre, stock ordering & control. We are developing our nursing clinics with most of our diabetics managed by the nursing team.

Work life balance that flexes for you

We would welcome both full and part time applicants. The full-time role is typically 5 days per week with shifts ranging from 8am to 5pm and 10am - 7pm, (you will have no more than two late shifts per week). Saturday mornings are 1:4 and this is paid as overtime. There is no OOH associated with this role. However, we will consider flexible hours if you need to work them around commitments or childcare, it is important we can provide a work life balance for us all.

Package

Salary up to £30,000 depending on experience.
Relocation Allowance paying up to £1,000

About Us

We are a well-equipped small friendly practice who love learning and teaching, established for 62 years on our current site we really are part of the community. Sharing all our knowledge is something we love to do, your opinion and input matters to us. We say our practice is like a patchwork quilt, everyone has a piece to bring to create the full picture, from the cleaner to receptionists to the Clinical Directors to you, everyone has importance and value of different shapes and sizes. We live and breathe by our unique team approach, and we thrive with that ethos.

Large numbers of our clients have been registered with us for many years and these long-term relationships are key to our success and always remain important to us, we truly believe in a cradle to grave relationship with our clients. The vets are split across three branches, but the nursing team, work most of the time in Newbury and work in Thatcham on a rota basis.

About the Team and Culture

Our experienced and supportive team is made up of 4 Veterinary Surgeons, 9 support team members, 1 cleaner and we are building the team to 5 RVNs. Sharing all our knowledge is something we love to do, your opinion and input matters to us. We live and breathe by our unique team approach, and we thrive with that ethos. Overall, we are looking for someone who takes joy in coming to work and offering excellent patient care, utilising fear free techniques. The vets are split across three branches, but the nursing team, work most of the time in Newbury and work in Thatcham on a rota basis.

Applicant Requirements

Registered Veterinary Nurse, ideally a clinical coach.

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

Wellbeing
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

Development
£550 CPD allowance with 3 days 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

Professional Memberships
VDS cover
RCVS fees

Additional
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.

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Megan Dawson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Megan Dawson

Talent Partner

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