Veterinary Nurse – Aston, Birmingham
Job location: West Midlands | West Midlands
Role: Veterinary | Animal Care
Position: Full time
Veterinary Nurse - Aston, Birmingham
£19,505 - £21,673 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Full Time, Permanent
Aston has a friendly clinical team of seven vets, 14 veterinary nurses, and five veterinary care assistants supported by an experienced administration team of four receptionists, three animal care auxiliaries and a client care manager We benefit from a diverse mix of very experienced and newly qualified vets and nurses, along with being a nurse training practice, with the benefit of volunteers so there is never a lonely moment!
Our purpose-built single storey clinic has staff parking and a newly refurbished waiting room. To manage our busy caseload we have six consult rooms, four of which are shared which are ideal for teaching and teamwork. Off a spacious preparation area are two separate theatres are used for concurrent surgeries with one ideal for orthopaedics, in addition to a tub table with dental machine, new high quality ultrasound machine in an adjacent room and digital radiography suite. The practice has access to a standard endoscopy unit and a range of orthopaedic kit including ASIF and hand tools.
Hours of work excellent are 9:00am until 5.30pm, with one 8am start and one 6pm finish a week (lieu time given for any extra time worked) with an hour lunch break and two well-respected 15 minute tea breaks, During the working day boredom is seldom seen and job satisfaction high; with an emphasis on education and preventative treatment which is well received. The opportunity for surgery exceeds that of traditional private practice and there are a few medical challenges too. We pride ourselves on our level of patient and client care; with an idea-sharing and progressive environment. Our aim or providing a healthy life for all pets is at the heart of our dedicated and driven team.
Pets and people at the heart of what we do.
About the Role:
We are looking to recruit a Qualified Veterinary Nurse (VN) who will provide a high standard of customer service and clinical care whilst promoting pet wellbeing, supporting Veterinary Surgeons to deliver preventive services and to treat sick and injured pets of eligible clients.
Working as part of a team that supports in theatre, provides inpatient care and carries out consults, admissions and discharges, our Veterinary Nurses are also involved in dispensing medication, encouraging financial contributions from clients and maintaining the hygiene and cleanliness of the hospital and equipment.
Depending on the needs of the hospital we have Veterinary Nurses working both full and part time hours, with opportunities for career progression at PDSA for the right candidate.
We also offer great benefits which include (pro-rata for part-time roles):
Allocated CPD funding of 15 hours
Opportunity to perform Schedule 3 surgery with full training and support encouraged
Excellent career opportunities/development
37.5hr working week
5 weeks holiday per year
Paid bank holidays
Life assurance 4 x annual salary
Contributory pension scheme
The successful candidate will be a Qualified RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse, expected to keep your professional knowledge updated by taking part in continuous professional development and will be committed to the vision and mission of PDSA.
The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.
As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.
We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.
PDSA is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, adults at risk and all our colleagues and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.
To support this commitment, our recruitment & selection processes are robust and rigorous and all appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks.
To apply for this role please go to https://pdsa.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1848617?cid=1031&jobtitle=Veterinary.Nurse&location=Aston%2c.Birmingham&rsid=3352&ad=1227209&t=Veterinary-Nurse&l=Aston--Birmingham please quote “the location” in the subject title of your email
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