• Night Veterinary Nurse, Victoria: 7 nights on, 14 nights off Newport
  • Blue Cross UK in Newport, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Application Deadline: 19 May 2024

Department: Veterinary Services

Employment Type: Fixed Term - Part Time

Location: Victoria animal hospital

Reporting To: Staff Nurse Nights

Compensation: £25,562 - £30,000 / year


Contract: Part-time, 12-month fixed-term contract

Location: London Victoria animal hospital

Salary: £22,535 - £26,973 plus £3,027 London Weighting Allowance per annum

Rota: 7 on 14 off: Work 7 consecutive nights followed by 14 nights off

Closing date: 19 May 2024

Are you ready to break free from the 9-5 routine and step into a role where your passion for animal care meets flexibility? We're seeking dedicated Night Veterinary Nurses to join our team at London Victoria Animal Hospital. This opportunity offers a part-time basis for a 12-month fixed-term contract.

Whether you thrive on 7 consecutive nights followed by 14 nights off or prefer a longer break with 7 nights on and 21 nights off, by joining our team, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring our... hospital provides a 24/7 service, catering to the needs of our furry friends around the clock.

More About The Role

Our London Victoria Animal Hospital provides care to thousands of animals annually. From routine procedures to intricate surgeries, we offer a wide range of treatments to ensure the well-being of every patient.

Equipped with state-of-the-art veterinary facilities, the hospital spans six floors, with six consultation rooms, two theatres, four minor procedure rooms and a laboratory. Victoria extends its services to help people and their pets who face challenges in accessing the hospital, including mobile veterinary clinics and an ambulance service dedicated to transporting animals to and from the hospital.

While our primary focus is on dogs and cats, our compassionate team is equipped to care for a variety of pets, welcoming even the most unusual cases through our doors. You'll be helping to deliver excellent veterinary care for a wide range of small animals, providing both routine healthcare and attending a large number of emergencies, which provides our team excellent opportunities to develop their skills.

Due to the nature of the work of Blue Cross, and this post, it may be necessary to exceed these hours when the workload demands.

Want to know more? Great! We've attached a job description that provides more detail about the specifics of your core responsibilities.

About You

You'll be a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Excellent communication skills are a must-have in this role. You'll be interacting with pet owners, veterinary colleagues, and other members of our team on a daily basis. Strong customer service skills are also essential for ensuring a positive experience for our clients.

Veterinary care can be unpredictable, so it's important to be adaptable and able to handle whatever comes your way. We're looking for candidates who are reliable and can be counted on to deliver consistently high-quality care, regardless of the circumstances.

While you'll need to be able to work independently, you'll also be part of a dedicated team of veterinary professionals. Collaboration and teamwork are key to ensuring the smooth operation of our clinic and the well-being of our patients.

Above all, you will be passionate about animal welfare and share our commitment to providing compassionate care. A caring attitude and a dedication to our values are essential qualities that we look for in all our team members.

Knowledge, Skills, And Experience
• Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse
• A genuine interest in providing a high standard of medical and surgical nursing care, and in ensuring that hospital areas meet these standards
• Experience of a high level of medical and surgical nursing care
• Experience of working in a well-run hospital environment
• Experience of training/mentoring new staff of varying capabilities
• Ability to demonstrate, understanding and apply our Blue Cross value

Other Duties And Responsibilities
• Adhering to RCVS code of professional conduct
• Complying with Blue Cross Health & Safety and COSHH procedures
• Following Blue Cross Standard Operating Procedures

How To Apply

CVs will be reviewed as we receive them. Click the apply button below and complete the online application process before the closing date on 19 May 2024.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Blue Cross Benefits

Our people are the most important part of delivering our purpose. If it were not for their amazing efforts and commitment, we would not be able to make the difference that we do today.

In return, Blue Cross wants to ensure we provide you with the best working environment we can. We want you to be happy working for us and will do everything we can to make sure you are.
• Our generous benefits package includes:
• Enhanced annual leave: 30 days plus bank holidays (FTE, for part time it will be pro rata)
• Pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution
• Life assurance
• Unlimited access to an employee assistance programme
• Programmes for physical and mental wellbeing support
• Free access to GP via MetLife
• Recognition scheme
• Annual volunteer days
• Claim for professional fees
• Charity worker discounts across a variety of retailers.

To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please visit the 'why work for us' page on our website
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