Full Time Registered Veterinary Nurse Inpatient Coordinator - near Chichester


Julie Powell
Our client is a well-established Veterinary Hospital in West Sussex on the Southern Coast of England and have been providing services to the local community for 28 years. They have 2 branch clinics within a 20-minute drive and ample, free car parking at all 3 sites. The team are now looking for a Full Time Registered veterinary Nurse Coordinator to join their team.

The surgery is loaded with all the usual toys including; Digital Xray, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Cryosurgery, Radiosurgery and a fully equipped lab. The practice is based near the fabulous coastline and plenty of wide-open space on the South Downs for country walks. Bognor is an entertainment hub with Butlins and Hotham Park, as well as a local cinema, multiple pubs and places to eat. Heaps of seaside shops and fun, including the pier and promenade train rides! There is a multiplex cinema in Chichester, with a bowling alley and various big-name restaurants and on the outskirts, you can even try your hand at water sports. The local transport links to trains that service Gatwick and London and a short drive to Portsmouth will give you plenty of outlet shopping and links to the ferries to the Isle of Wight and France. If you fancy some history, there is also the historic town of Arundel with the Castle, lake and quaint little shops.

The clinic has a large, evolving team of 5 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 Long term locum Vets, 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 3 Student Veterinary Nurses and 5 Animal Nursing Assistants plus, a dedicated team of receptionists and admin support. They have several team members working towards their certificates in a number of areas, and they pride themselves on being a progressive practice that actively encourages and supports personal development.

They are enhancing their client-based support by gaining their Cat-Friendly status (ISFM) along with personal cat-friendly professionals on all staff, becoming a Rabbit Friendly Practice and gaining the Fear Free Professional status, all in the aid to reduce stress and anxiety within the patients. They also work closely with a local wildlife hospital, so treat a diverse range of wild animals. Some of the staff are members of British Divers Marine Life Rescue, so they have even had the odd seal.
You will be involved with the inpatient care and oversee the day to day running of the onsite hospital; organising the support staff, preparing and recovering the day patients and overseeing the well-being and continued care of inpatients, with the flexibility to help where required within the veterinary practice.

You will be required to work 40 hours per week Monday-Friday, with varying shifts between 7 am-4 pm or 8 am-5 pm, with an hour for lunch. There is a 1:6 Saturday rota, working mornings between 8 am-12 pm although this is flexible due to the nature of the job. The out of hours is covered by a dedicated ECC supplier. You will be a Registered Veterinary Nurse that has the passion, drive and high standards to run an efficient day patient hospital. You will be required to have a positive, hardworking attitude that enjoys a varied caseload and can keep up with the demands that this role will bring.

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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