Registered Veterinary NurseLocation: 6 St Anne's Road, Eastbourne Practice: St Anne's Veterinary Group Eastbourne Salary: Up to £26,000 dependent on experience Practice Details
St Annes is a busy Primary Care Practice, employing 10.5 vets and a large nursing team. Our nurses are lucky enough to be supported by a team of Animal Nursing Assistants (ANA) and receptionists, enabling them to focus on hands-on nursing tasks. We encourage and strive to support staff in perusing their interests and have regular performance reviews to facilitate this. Many members of our team have undertaken further study and we therefore see a varied and interesting caseload.
We pride ourselves on providing 'gold standard' care and have access to the necessary equipment in order to do this: dental radiography, endoscopy, multi-parameter patient monitoring and access to blood gas monitoring. Our in-patients receive continuity of care and are monitored 24/7 as we host Vets Now for all out-of-hours work.
Your role and responsibilities
As a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN), you will rotate around all areas of practice on a rota basis. There is a nurse dedicated to organising the daily theatre schedule and to prepare all patients for surgery, allowing the anesthesia nurse to focus solely on monitoring. In addition, in-patients are cared for by a dedicated kennels team. You will take part in running nurse clinics at our main site and occasionally at our Langney branch. Clinics include administering 2nd vaccinations and carrying out wound care. Laboratory work is common as we run many tests on-site. You will be encouraged to disseminate your knowledge amongst the team on a daily basis and openly contribute to discussions during regular team meetings.
Hours: Our nurses work 40 hours per week over 5 days. Shift times are variable: 07.30-16.30, 08.00-17.00, 10.30-19.30, 11.00-20.00. There is no out-of-hours work required. You will work one full weekend (Sat 8-5, Sun 9-12.30) and one-half weekend (Sat only) in a nine-week period.
- 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
- Wellness program including employee assistance program, eyecare voucher scheme, free annual Flu jab, cycle to work scheme etc.
- Recruitment reward scheme.
As part of Linnaeus, you will have access to a wide range of funded CPD and will be entitled to 3 days and £500 per year to undertake further study. We provide an excellent care package including 5 weeks holiday entitlement and an additional day off for your birthday!
Part of an amazing global family
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. 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.
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]