Hours: Full time (40hours/week)
Salary: £22,000-£26,000 depending on experience
Vale Vets are seeking a Clinic Nurse to develop, grow and expand our nurse consultation services.
Nurses' clinics are proven as an excellent way to bond clients and ensure they remain loyal to the practice allowing us to provide the best care and support to our clients and their pets.
We believe, giving nurses the ability to run autonomous, or semi-autonomous clinics is excellent for practice morale. In this clearly-defined role nurses can use their skills and knowledge to benefit clients, and contribute to the financial success of the practice. We are seeking a nurse who finds being given the responsibility for and running a successful nursing clinic a very rewarding experience.
The shift pattern will be 11 am-7:30 pm but times are flexible to suit afternoon/evening consults. 40 hours across 5 days per week, working 8 hours (with a 30-minute lunch break).
We are ideally looking for full time but part-time applicants will be considered. You will be required to work 1:8 weekends and provide cover for 1 bank holiday, with TOIL.
We are a mixed, first opinion and referral practice, boasting new, purpose-built facilities. We are dedicated to providing high-quality service and to help us deliver that, we are equipped with 9 consulting rooms including a condolence room and a dedicated nurse clinic room, new waiting rooms with a separate cat area and a cat consulting room. We are currently in the process of renewing ISFM status.
The successful candidate will be joining our friendly team of 8 first opinion vets, 9 referral vets, 25 registered veterinary nurses, 4 student veterinary nurses, 8 HA’s and 2 dispensary assistants as well as 7 receptionists
You will be RCVS registered. Nursing clinic experience desirable. We are looking for someone with great communication skills and a desire to provide excellent patient and customer care. Time management and ability to work closely with the wider team is essential. Excellent client care skills with a focus on the client journey and experience is required in this client facing role.
There is a CPD allowance and certificates are encouraged.
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
- Increasing holiday based on length of service
- CPD paid days and allowance
- L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- Birthday leave
- RCVS Membership paid
- VDS cover
- Discounted veterinary fees
- Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Service-related company sick pay
- Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
- Relocation packages
- Career progression opportunities
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.
We are looking for nurses with a passion for delivering outstanding patient care and services. An interest in progressing into referral nursing or advanced nursing qualifications. We provide CPD allowances.
To apply for this role or for more information please email email@example.com or call 01453 547934 and speak to Amanda Cockell, Head Nurse.