The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team on a full-time basis. The role is primarily a surgical nursing position within a fast-paced referral hospital, and we see a range of interesting orthopaedics cases including cruciates, fractures, hip reduction/replacement, angular limb deformity, as well as advanced spinal and soft tissue surgeries. You will have the opportunity to provide support to all 4 surgeons within our Specialist-led team, giving you the chance to grow and develop your surgical skills and knowledge. This is a rotating nurse position, so as well as assisting in surgery you will also rotate through wards, imaging, anaesthesia and occasional night cover. 

The current rota includes 1 week of nights every 10 weeks, which is compensated with a full week off the week following, then rotating through the aforementioned disciplines. Shift times are 7am-3pm or 12pm-8pm for wards, or 8am-4pm, 10am-6pm and 11am-7pm for surgery and imaging (including CT). Our nursing team provides exceptional care to patients in all areas of the hospital, with a common goal to constantly improve patient safety and recovery. You should be able to communicate a positive image of the hospital and its services, and be friendly, helpful and approachable to all colleagues and clients.

We are offering an industry-leading salary package from £30,000-32,000pa to the successful candidate, as well as a discretionary performance-based bonus and fantastic career development opportunities. 

About Us

It is our mission to make specialist surgical care more accessible. Our specialist surgical teams are up to date with the latest surgical techniques, and routinely carry out highly complex surgeries, enabling us to confidently take on the most challenging cases. We have fixed pricing, and everything we do is backed up by a unique Surgical Complications Guarantee that covers any complications arising from surgery within 6 months of the procedure.

frank. Pet Surgeons is located on the Orbital Industry Park, just off junction 4 of the M621 and 1.3 miles from Leeds train station. The frank. team consists of two Specialist Surgeons, one residency trained Surgeon and one Certificate holder with vast experience. The Surgeons are supported by 4 Interns, 10 RVNs and 5 Animal Care Assistants.

Applicant Requirements

The veterinary nurse plays an important role in frank. Pet Surgeons. Our nursing team offers exceptionally high standards of clinical care to our patients whilst communicating effectively with all other members of the hospital team and the pet owner. We are looking for people who share this ethos. We hold regular nurse meetings and you will be encouraged to be involved and forthcoming with constructive ideas. You will be a confident RVN with great communication, organisational skills and a passion for development. Along with existing experience, in-house training and external CPD will provide you with the knowledge and skills to carry out these duties.

Benefits (subject to pro rata) 

  • Increasing holidays 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 focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • As a BAME and LGBT+ 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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