IVC Evidensia Hitchin United Kingdom
3 days ago
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Berry House, Hitchin
Up to £29,000 depending on experience
Berry House we are looking for a registered veterinary nurse to join our friendly and supportive team on a permanent basis. This role will offer plenty of scope for professional growth whatever level of previous experience. The position would suit someone who has an interest in nurse consultations, good communication skills and enthusiasm to provide support to clients both in person and over the phone. Our team of nurses work across all disciplines and nursing activities. These will include nurse consultations, medical nursing, diagnostics inc. radiography and laboratory work, anaesthesia, and inpatient care; in addition to assisting veterinary surgeons during procedures and consultations/visits. Nurses will have responsibility for a set task area each day: theatre, inpatient, duty, consulting but the teamwork together to cover all aspects and care provision.
Work life balance that tips the... scale
We are all about ensuring our staff get the perfect work life balance that suits their lifestyle which is why we allow our Vets, where possible, to choose their day off allowing 4d weekends to be taken without using any holiday up! A full-time position would be 40 hours over 5 days per week and a share of the Saturday rota. Depending on your allocated task area you will start anytime from 7:30am with inpatients and admits to 10:00am for as part of the 'late' team; the duty shift starts at 4:00pm and works through until 10pm (no phones).
Berry House is a well-established RCVS accredited practice with a good reputation and bonded clients, many of whom have pets registered on our Healthcare Plan. We have 4 consultation rooms including 1 designated for nurses, large waiting room, wrap around dispensary, dog kennel and cat cage areas (not exclusive). We undertake regular laparoscopic procedures which include most of our bitch spays and some biopsies. Hitchin has been cited as the second-best place to live; it has a strong cafe culture with an old market square and many independent shops. It is on the mainline railway link to London and Cambridge. It has all the advantages of a traditional town but also benefits from a large selection of open spaces, commons and rural footpaths and bridlepaths within the immediate area, including access to the popular Barton Hills. Plenty of space in which to walk, cycle and enjoy the great outdoors!
Our Team and Culture
We have a reputable and knowledgeable team of 8 veterinary surgeons, 8 registered veterinary nurses and 1 student nurse. In addition, we have a Practice Manager who is also a qualified veterinary nurse along with our supportive team of receptionists. Amongst our team, we have certificate holders in Surgery, Feline Medicine, Cardiology and Advanced Veterinary Practice. You will never be short of support - we believe that each member of the team brings value and their own experience and perspective to the practice. We support Veterinary EMS placements throughout the year and allow students to undertake work experience enabling them to progress with their veterinary career goals - whether as a Vet or a Nurse. Our strength is our team which enables us to undertake a huge variety of procedures ranging from electives to emergency surgery and medicine.
Because our employees matter
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -
• 6.6 weeks annual leave
• Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
• Your birthday as a paid day off
• Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
• Private Medical Insurance
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
• Non-accidental injury support
• £550 CPD allowance with 24 hours paid pro rata
• Certificate support
• Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
• Access to Vetlexicon - our online encyclopaedia provider
• All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
• Infection Prevention and Control Programme
• Quality Improvement Programme
• VDS cover
• RCVS fees
• Pawsome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers
• Pension - 5% Employee/3% Employer
• Discounted staff pet care
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
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