Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN
March 15, 2023
£25000 - £29000 / year

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    March 15, 2023
  • Offered Salary
    £25000 - £29000 / year
  • Expiration date
    January 11, 2034

Job Description

This practice is looking for an enthusiastic Small Animal Veterinary Nurse to join their friendly and supportive team based across two sites, which are just over two miles apart in the Capital of Wales.

About the Practice:

They are a first opinion practice that prides itself on excellent patient care and they see a very varied caseload. They have access to in-house laboratory equipment, ultrasound, digital x-rays including dental x-rays and anaesthetic monitoring equipment such as pulse oximeters and capnographs. They also have a therapeutic laser.

Cardiff is a great place to live and work with all the advantages of city life and easy access to the scenic valleys and beautiful coastline of South Wales. They encourage our team to have a good work life balance.

The team:

They have a wonderful team of 8.5 FTE vets, 2 recent graduate vets, 11 FTE nurses, 3 student nurses, 4 nursing assistants and reception team.

They actively encourage further learning and CPD and we have certificate holders in behaviour, ECC, oncology and rehabilitation within the nursing team and 1 nurse currently studying for a medicine certificate.

The average length of service in our nursing team is 8 years and 6.5 years in our veterinary team.

What the team have to say:

“Everyone’s very supportive and encouraging of your interests within the industry. Good work and home balance options. Generally, not expected to do overtime and good organisation of the days.”

“I feel like the nurses are highly trusted/respected here, have a large input in animal welfare and are the heart to the practice.”

“Management is very professional and deal with any queries efficiently. Nurses have a very hands-on approach to hospitalised patients. Frequent, up to date CPD days.”

“We have an incredibly knowledgeable team of both vets, nurses and receptionists so there’s always someone who can help with any questions I may have.”

“The team as a whole, from management down to our wonderful kennel assistants are supportive and helpful and I honestly feel like I’m working with friends everyday!!!”

“Because we offer such a good range of nurse clinics it is great to keep in close contact with clients and their pets and develop a lovely relationship with them……which I feel is very important and gives 100% job satisfaction.”

“I wouldn’t wish for a better team to work with!”

“I feel like my niche is embraced and nurses are allowed to be nurses.”

About the Role:

The role involves a variety of duties, including monitoring of anaesthetics, performing radiographs, taking blood pressures, cytology, inpatient care and keeping PSS standards.

They pride themselves on the numerous nurse clinics they can offer, and they encourage interests and ideas to keep moving the practice forward. They actively encourage further learning and CPD.

  • 35–40-hour week, Monday – Friday, with a 1 in 9 Saturday morning rota
  • No out-of-hours required as this is provided by our neighbouring hospital
  • Part-time working will also be considered.

Benefits:

  • Salary of £25k – £29k dependant on experience
  • 6 weeks paid holiday including bank holidays
  • A CPD Allowance per annum to assist your career growth
  • Health Shield – wide ranging contributions for health and wellbeing treatments – from dentistry to sports massage
  • Paid sick leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • One other membership subscription
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced paternity, maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Employee pet discounts
  • My Perks – offers, discounts and cashback on shopping, travel, entertainment and much more
  • Focus on employee wellbeing.