Veterinary Night Nurse Vacancy at 24/7 Hospital - Gloucestershire


Steph Ward
Our 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 dedicated Night Veterinary Nurse to join the team working 7 nights on 7 nights off.

You will be responsible for the overnight inpatient care of the 1st opinion and referral patients. The team see a range of different cases across their 1st opinion service and referral disciplines meaning no two nights are the same. You will get exposure to high dependency, critical patients. You will also take the out of hours emergency calls allowing you to use your triage skills. You have the option to be involved in out of hours surgery, if desired.

The team have brand new ward facilities, with separate cat, dog, exotic and isolation wards. The hospital is in the final stages of an expansion to update and enlarge the reception and all clinical areas. They have all the usual facilities a referral hospital has as well as an on site CT scanner.

You will be joining a team of 7 first opinion vets and 8 referral specialists who are supported by a larger team of 37 RVNs, SVNs and HAs. Overnight you will work alongside a hospital assistant and have the backup support of an on call team consisting of a nurse and 2 veterinary surgeons.
Many of the nursing team have further qualifications which helps to support the more junior members of the team in their career development.

The ideal applicant will have a desire for out of hours work and be able to work independently, not minding occasional lone working. At times the role requires quick thinking, problem solving and decision making. Previous night experience and referral nursing experience is advantageous but not essential. The role will suit somebody who strives in the inpatient care environment and is a calm and competent worker during emergency situations. You will be required to guide and direct the hospital assistant that you are working alongside. You must be an RVN with preferably a few years qualified experience. If you like a varied and interesting case load this is the role for you.

In addition to a competitive salary you can also expect 3 days paid CPD leave, 550 CPD allowance per annum plus 4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays and RCVS Membership paid.

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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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.