The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered veterinary nurse to join the Neurology team at SCVS. To be successful you will be a dedicated and passionate nurse, with a keen interest in veterinary neurology. We are looking for a person who either has prior experience working in referrals, or who wishes to advance their nursing knowledge and skills within the specialist discipline of Neurology.

The role will involve providing the highest standard of care to patients within the Neurology department. Daily duties include nursing care of hospitalised patients (either in ICU or day wards), performing anaesthetic monitoring of patients during advanced diagnostic procedures and anaesthesia and surgical preparation for those undergoing surgical interventions. This role will include duties assisting the head Neurology nurse, such as the daily running and maintenance of specialist equipment.

This is a full-time position, working 40 hours with 1:5 weekends.

The salary is up to £33,000, depending on experience.

About Us

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists is a multidisciplinary referral centre, currently undergoing extensive expansion and improvement of the facilities. The practice is in the South of England, close to the New Forest National Park and South Coast, offering easy access to a multitude of outdoor activities. Bournemouth beach has just been voted number one beach in the UK by Tripadvisor and is a 20-minute drive from the practice. The area offers good access to regional and international airports and has excellent road and rail links to London.

Applicant Requirements

You will be a Registered Veterinary Nurse and be a minimum 1-year post-graduation. Referral experience and additional advanced nursing qualifications, such as diplomas/degrees/VTS, would be advantageous.

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • 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.

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