Out of Hours Veterinary Nurse

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
19 Jul 2021
19 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Out of hours

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Out of Hours Veterinary Nurse to 
join our team at Chelvets, Cheltenham. This is a highly rewarding job, where you will be dealing with a wide variety of urgent and critical medi-cal and surgical cases as well as inpatient care for a high-end first opi-nion practice with plenty of time off to enjoy the pleasures of life with excellent renumeration!

About Us

Providing OOH cover for most of the practices in Cheltenham, Chelvets is based at the Dragon Vet Centre and boasts hi-tech equipment including a GE 16-slice CT, High quality Doppler ultrasound (GE) with a wide range of abdominal and cardiac probes, multiple multi-parameter monitors, rigid and flexible endoscopy and full lab facilities including blood gas. All out equipment is available to OOH staff and use is encouraged.

With 14 vets and 20 nurses, we are a busy first opinion practice, regularly performing referral level work such as TPLO's, thoracotomies and imaging such as CT, endoscopy and echocardiography. We have several RCVS Advanced practitioners in small animal surgery, cardiology and internal medicine and our nurses hold qualifications in nutrition and behaviour.

Applicant Requirements

The candidate should be comfortable in working within a small, dedicated team including a vet, receptionist and animal care assistant and be able to triage and manage common medical and surgical emer-gency admissions alongside the vet who stays on-site overnight. An upbeat demeanour and the ability to communicate clearly and calmly with clients; both in person and over the telephone would be advantageous. 

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 well-being
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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.

Please quote BH3437 when applying for this role.

To apply, please email your CV to Claire via the apply button or call 07741652975 for more information.

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