OOH Registered Veterinary Nurse

Posted by Chelvets OOH

Job Description

The Role

We are currently looking for an Out of Hours Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. This is a full time role working 28.33 hours per week on a 1 in 3 rota – work for 7 nights and then have 14 off! Enjoy a great work-life balance with 2/3 of the year off work. This role involves in-patient care for Dragon Vets and the surrounding practices, plus dealing with any out of hours emergency cases that present during the night.

About Us

Located in the heart of Cheltenham, renowned for horse racing and a thriving bar/restaurant scene, Dragon Vets is the largest and most advanced practice in the area. We have invested in the latest anaesthetic equipment including 3 new Cardell multi parameters (including capnography), plus a fully equipped lab, including blood gasses.

We are lucky to have around 20 veterinary nurses working during the daytime, across our branches, with expertise in areas such as behaviour and nutrition. Several of our vets hold post-graduate qualifications in medicine, surgery, and cardiology. There are plenty of opportunities for discussion of interesting cases and socialising.

Applicant Requirements

The position of an out of hours Veterinary Nurse is often exciting and varied. You must be comfortable with a fast-paced role involving the admission and management of critically unwell patients, alongside the emergency and critical care vets.

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
• 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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.


Job Details

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Position Type:
Vet Nurse / Technician
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Job Location

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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