Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurse £30,000 per year Richmond upon Thames, Greater London Medivet 24 Hour Richmond Full Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

We are an RCVS practice standards accredited small animal hospital, with emergency and critical care accreditation.

You’ll be joining an established friendly team with many of the team working for over 10 years at the hospital. The team currently consists of 7 day vets, 3 night vets, 6 day RVNs, 2 night RVNs, 4 SVNs, 3 PCAs and 5 CCAs.

We’re also a registered nurse training practice and graduate vet residency provider.

Facilities and equipment include: CT scanner, ultrasound, digital x-ray, endoscopy, laparoscopic surgery, well equipped laboratory, laser surgery, MLS laser, dedicated cat ward and theatre, dedicated staff room.

The practice is situated in South West London, close to beautiful Kew Gardens and Richmond Park. Easy access to central London. There is free parking a short walk away and good road links with M3 and M4 close by. Mainline rail services, London Overground and underground within walking distance. On busy bus routes.

This role involves a flexible schedule with a varied shift pattern. Only 1:6 weekends and 2-3 bank holiday shifts with time back in lieu given.

We have a dedicated team for out-of-hours responsibilities, so this role will not include night shifts.

Key Benefits

  • Health cash plan from day one (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Service.
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary.
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support.
  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Bank Holidays) rising to 38 with length of service.
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish.
  • Clinical CPD: £750 per year plus 2 days’ paid leave
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • VDS and RCVS fees paid.
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services.

Role Accountabilities

Exceptional care is at the heart of everything we do at Medivet. That’s the care for our patients, our clients and for each other – we really want to make a positive difference through every interaction we have.
In this role you will:

  • Consistently deliver exceptional care to your clients.
  • Support with surgeries and procedures, completing all pre and post procedure activity.
  • Carry out nurse led appointments and schedule 3 activities.
  • Deliver patient monitoring and care.
  • Manage admissions and discharges as directed by the Veterinary team.
  • Complete patient transfers to out of hours or enhanced care.
  • Dispense and check medication.
  • Deliver professional excellence, complying with all regulatory, practice and operational standards.
  • Hold briefings to engage and co-ordinate your team to support the most effective running of the practice.

Your Skills and Experience

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Nurse.
  • Experience of delivering exceptional patient and client care.
  • Experienced in working effectively as part of a team.
  • Experience of supporting Nurse consults, with an understanding of how this contributes to practice performance and efficiency.
  • Experienced in using coaching and influencing skills to get the best out of every colleague.

About Us

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.
We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference. This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients. Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.
This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.

Job number: FR04609