• Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) - Theatre Lead

    Location: Unit B, Queen Elizabeth Park, Railton Road, Guildford Hours: Primary Care, Full time Practice: Alder Veterinary Practice Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum D.O.E Practice Details Alder Veterinary Practice

We are a RCVS accredited, two-site Primary Care Practice that is based in the locations of Guilford and Hazelmere. We provide the highest standard of veterinary care for small animals in a friendly and professional environment. Our practices are continuously being updated to ensure that our pets are being cared for in the best way possible, through our facilities and caring team. 

We have recently moved into our new purpose-built hospital and we are super excited about what the future holds. Come and join us, be part of this new adventure.

Located within walking distance of amenities including a spa and gym as well as a convenient coffee shop and grocery store, we can offer great facilities outside the hospital as well as inside.

We offer orthopaedic surgeries and also have Vets within the team who have a strong interest in exotic patients. This means we will have a radiography suite and an exotic ward built in the new hospital.

Our new hospital is a dream come true for the team and we are so excited and hoping we will have some new team members to join us on this new journey and make this your new forever home.

 

Your role and responsibilities

Due to our expansion, we require a Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse (Lead RVN) to join us on ideally a full-time basis with a 1:5 weekend rota. Our shifts range from 08am – 5pm or 10:30am – 7:30pm.  Now based in our new hospital, we intend to keep these hours the same but can be flexible.

Primarily focused on Theatre, you will lead the nursing team within this discipline to drive high standards of nursing and patient care.

Working closely alongside the Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM) you will look to ensure patients are managed effectively from a nursing perspective and support the growth and success of the practice.  Working collaboratively to identify areas of training and development within the nursing team.

We are a passionate, close-knit team and we are keen to welcome you into our family.

Developing and empowering our nurses is important to us.  You will have access to over 150hours of pre-recorded CPD delivered by our expert clinicians and nurses. All of our nurses receive a robust induction to help you thrive in your new role. On top of this, you will have access to modular courses on a variety of topics including our AVA accredited anaesthesia and analgesia modular course.

 

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + birthday leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded and extensive, free Linnaeus CPD program provided by specialists/referral teams both online and in person (covid restrictions permitting)
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Discounts with PetPlan
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave for birth/adoption
  • Wellness program including employee assistance program, eyecare voucher scheme, free annual flu jab, cycle to work scheme etc.
  • Recruitment reward scheme

 

Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

If you would like to apply for the role or for an informal chat to discuss it further, please get in touch with our Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Claire Challinor on 07709 518041 - [email protected]

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