Referrals Veterinary Nurse for Fantastic Hospital in Gloucestershire


Steph Ward
This client are an RCVS approved Veterinary Hospital with a team of friendly vets and qualified nurses who are available 24/7 with onsite care.

The team are looking for a Nurse who has referral experience to join them for a 12 month maternity cover to start in August - the role is a 5 day a week position working 8 hour shifts. Shifts range from the earliest starting at 7.30am and the latest finishing at 10pm. Working 1:8 weekends with time off in lieu after. On call shifts minimal.

As a referrals nurse you will rotate through the referral disciplines which include surgery, medicine, ophthalmology and cardiology. The team see a range of interesting cases and patients. You will assist specialists in delivering anaesthesia, nursing care and chemotherapy to these patients also.

The group is going through an expansion to provide new facilities and equipment for the team. This includes new ward areas, new prep room and theatres and new medicine facilities. We also provide onsite CT scanning for our patients. This is an exciting time to join the team.

Currently a team of 8 specialist clinicians in referrals who are supported by 3 interns and 7 first opinion vets. The nursing team is currently 24 strong with many holding additional qualifications and certificates which helps to support and train the more junior members of the team.

The ideal candidate will be willing to rotate through disciplines or have a heavy surgical bias. You should have the ability to work well in a close team structure as well as independently. Strong, experienced nursing candidates with no referral experience will be considered, if you have a keen interest to develop your career further within the referral sector.

Benefits (subject to 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

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

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