The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team here at Animates as a Night Nurse. The role is varied as every shift is different depending on the patients in the hospital. We treat Cats, Dogs and most exotic species. The night nurse is responsible for patient care with a Vet available on call, if required. Part of the role will also include preparing the practice in readiness for the following day for example, in-patient sheets, stocking up, destocking hospital supplies, deep cleaning etc. On a quiet night there will also be administrative tasks to complete. Shift days and hours detailed below. 
• 3 nights every 2 weeks (Sunday 8:00pm-8:30am, Monday 9:00pm-8:30am, Tuesday 9:00pm-8:30am)

About Us

Excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated RVN looking to join our popular, 2 centre small animal and exotic practice. Desire to provide an excellent level of customer and patient care is paramount. We have recently achieved ‘Outstanding’ in all 5 eligible categories in the Practice Standards Scheme. If you want to work in a clinic where all staff are equally valued as an integral part of the team, providing patient care and continually improving standards are second nature, then this could be the job for you.

Animates is fully equipped with excellent facilities and equipment, set in spacious premises.
We are ideally located close to Stamford, Peterborough and just 1 hour to Cambridge/Lincoln/Leicester.

Our fantastic, supportive team comprises of 12 Vets, 18 nurses (14 RVNs, 4 SVNs) and 12 Support Staff. We have a very loyal client base, 20-minute appointments (including nurse clinics all day every day) with a focus on client education and preventative health care.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse with previous experience gained in a similar small animal/exotic practice setting. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work well within a team and have a strong work ethic is essential. 

Benefits (pro rata)
• 4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
• 3 days paid CPD leave
• £550 CPD allowance per annum
• RCVS Membership paid
• Service based holiday entitlement increases
• VDS cover
• Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
• Enhanced paternity pay
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Pension
• CPD/training support
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Employee opinion survey
• Free uniform in a number of roles
• Annual pay reviews
• Social events
• Academy & Leadership courses
• Focus on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
• Free flu jabs

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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