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Registered Veterinary Nurse

All options for hours considered – 10-40 hours a week over 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. No OOH, 1 Saturday in 3 (8am-1pm)

Salary £21000-£26000 40hr FTE (£24k minimum if over 1 year qualified)

All experience levels considered.

We are based in a semi-rural location in the small town of Biddulph on the Staffordshire/South Cheshire border. Lots of local green spaces. Easy reach of Manchester.

About the Team 

Our nursing team have a variety of interests and experience including exotics (our head nurse has an exotics certificate), wound management, anaesthesia and nutrition. We like to support learning, development and CPD.

One of our vets has a PGCert in surgery, one provides acupuncture, another is doing his ophthalmology certificate, and our vets have a wide range of experience from our recent new graduate addition to over 20 years’ experience! We are innovative, caring and listen to our team.

We are a cohesive and supportive team - whether brainstorming on how we can help a patient, celebrating our successes or understanding when things are tough. We value and listen to the opinions and experience of all our team members. Our clinical meetings allow everyone to have an input and we act on what we discuss.

We like to involve ourselves in the local community and have taken part in mud runs to raise funds for a local mental health unit and Vetlife. We also visit local schools and one of the directors is a STEM ambassador helping promote the sciences and supporting schools and community groups. We are a host practice for Pet Blood Bank.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a qualified RVN who has empathy with clients and their pets and a desire to use their nursing skills. The ability to communicate effectively with both clients and staff is vital. We value teamwork and appreciate staff taking part in case discussion and contributing ideas to improve our practice.

We want someone who enjoys talking to clients and who can provide clear, sympathetic and useful advice when needed.

We need a nurse who can work effectively both in a team and on their own initiative. We love and value experience but can also support and guide a newly qualified nurse.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

  • 4 weeks paid holiday plus 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
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

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 - Kay.abbott@bluehousevets.com

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Registered Veterinary Nurse
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