Job location: City of Belfast | North West
Role: Veterinary | Animal Care | Veterinary
Position: Full time | Temporary
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
Our Belfast hospital is split over 2 sites, approximately 5 mins apart. Vets, nurses and VCAs work across both sites. Many of our team have been with the hospital since it opened 10 years ago. We are passionate about improving the lives of animals and offering the best care possible. We also care about the welfare of our staff and as far as possible make sure everyone goes home on time!
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
We are proud to be one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations. Our fantastic people have a genuine affinity with our cause which empowers them to make a positive difference to the world we live in every single day! Join the team and find out what it’s like to be in the Top 100!
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