Registered Veterinary Nurse

Registered Veterinary Nurse £30,000 - £30,645 per year Dorchester, Dorset Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Full Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

Would you like to join a well functioning practice with a strong team with multiple specialist backgrounds? well here at Dorchester 24hr will give you the opportunity to work with Certificate holder’s in imaging and cardiology and other Vets studying for certificates in surgery, dentistry and ECC. As well as being lucky enough to have an amazing nursing team that keeps everything going to plan!. Not only that, we are the first practice in the area to be installing a CT scanner and are really excited about the development of this in the coming year. The practice demonstrates excellent equipment options on-site including laparoscopy, endoscopy (rigid and flexible), dental x-ray, ultrasound, full lab including iStat, plus hydrotherapy and physiotherapy

We have an exciting new role to welcome a Registered Veterinary Nurse to the team at our 24 hour hospital in Dorchester, Dorset. The role is on a full time basis of a 40 hour, 4 day working week with a 1 in 4 weekend.

We are a long-established practice in the heart of the beautiful county town of Dorchester, within a stone’s throw of the famous Jurassic coast. We pride ourselves on providing excellent care to our patients.

We are a 24-hour centre so have a Vet and Nurse on site, awake, looking after our patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are the only practice in the area to offer this. We also run our own emergency services clinic with a dedicated night team for local practices’ out-of-hour cover.

We are looking for a caring professional with a motivated approach and good communication skills to augment our abilities. CPD is supported and encouraged with a generous budget. The ability to work within a team, to learn and most importantly to care would be necessary characteristics.

For further details please contact lee on lee.britt@medivet.co.uk 

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.
  • 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: FR05109