Full Time Registered Veterinary Night Nurse 7 on 14 off near Sidcup


Julie Powell

Our client has a gold standard tier 3 hospital near Sidcup, who are now looking for a Full Time Night Registered Veterinary Nurse.

There is a fantastic team of well established vets, nurses, VCAs as well as a dedicated reception, accounts, insurance and lab team. The vets have a varied range of knowledge, including internal medicine, imaging, orthopaedic, surgery and dentistry. They have excellent facilities and offer a wide range of surgery, MRI, Laparoscopic procedures, X-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy and a fully equipped laboratory with a dedicated team.

The clinic is on the North Kent and South London border with 7 other branches across the local area. They are a training hospital and are dedicated to getting the best out of their staff to further everyone's careers as much as possible, and to ensure that the working life is as fun as can be. They have a large but family-like team with roughly 30 vets and 30 nurses as well as a strong team of around 10 VCAs. There is a dedicated reception, insurance, accounts, and lab team, meaning nurses can concentrate on actual nursing. The vets are certificate holders in exotics, imaging, medicine, surgery, orthopaedics and dentistry. They also have a roaming orthopaedic and cardiology specialist with an MRI machine that visits monthly.

The successful candidate will work 7 nights on followed by 14 days off (averaging 28 hours per week). You will have two-night VCAs to offer assistance and support during the night as well as a dedicated night vet. Night duties include answering emergency calls and seeing emergency clinics alongside the team, looking after the inpatients with gold standard care, supervising the VCA team, guiding and directing them. You will be required to be a mentor to the VCA team. You will be in charge of setting up the prep and procedure rooms for morning ops and ensuring the night runs as smoothly as possible. Client care is very high on our priorities so great customer care is also required. Salary for the role is up to 32,000 per annum depending on experience.

You must have ECC experience and be at least 1 year qualified. You will be registered with the RCVS registered and have general inpatient care experience. Full training will be provided but they do require a level of experience that enables the candidate to take independent care of inpatients, as well as other night duties. You must show exceptional work ethic and be able to complete all nursing duties independently, as sole nurse.

If this is role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.