Independent Veterinary Practice seeks the elusive, endangered species known as the RVN.
If you are one and you have come out of hiding ready to embark on your next adventure then please get in touch with us.
Anne Nelson Vets is based in South Croydon and we can’t promise you sunshine, endless golden beaches and clifftop walks but did you know Croydon was the birthplace of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) and they filmed The Da Vinci Code here…..plus we have everyone’s favourite weekend/bank holiday hangout Ikea.
One of our nurses is heading back home to South Africa after working with us for 20 years…….20 years! you do less time for murder. After having wiped away my many tears I am now searching for a replacement nurse/inmate to join our team of 5 RVN’s and 1 SVN.
The position is a full time role but as we are flexible when it comes to recruiting do not be put off applying if it is a part time role you are after. We would also happily consider SVN’s who are in their 2nd year.
We are very proudly independent! We have been established in the local area for many years and have a good reputation. We have a total of 5 vets working at the practice. One is an exotic specialist so we get to see a variety of animal’s not just cats and dogs. Anne Nelson has a certificate in orthopaedics and another of our vets has a certificate in small animal medicine. Though we are a GP practice you will get a chance to be involved in more complex and interesting cases.
Our team of nurses consist of 5 RVN’s and 1 SVN. Our RVN’s have a wealth of experience between them as many of them have been qualified for many years now.
We take pride in our customer care and have an excellent team of receptionists. Take a look at our reviews they often get glowing comments.
We manage our diary well with some appointments on the day only so we do our best not to get over booked.
We are very welcoming to new members of staff making sure they feel included from day one. We as a team do enjoy some banter and a laugh during the day….because working in veterinary practice you need it sometimes!
Our clients are mostly well behaved but with those that are not we are not scared of sending them a goodbye letter.
About the Role
A full time role would be 40 hours from Monday- Friday with a different shift each day of the week. Each Shift is 9 hours with 1 hour for lunch.
The different shifts are as follows:
Kennel Nurse: 8am-5pm- predominantly looking after inpatients, discharging inpatients, updating clients on their pets progress and helping to recover patients following procedures.
OPS 1: 8am-4pm/5pm- anaesthetic nurse, preparing patients for procedures, assisting the veterinary surgeon during procedures, setting up theatre, preparing pre meds, placing IV’s, taking and running pre op bloods.
OPS 2: 8am-5pm: Admitting and discharging patients which are having day procedures, billing ops and updating clients on their pets progress. Preparing pre meds, placing IV’s and taking and running pre op bloods. Recovering patients post op. Assisting with pre op checks.
Nurse Consults: 9am-6pm: Conducting nurse consults, assisting consulting vets and the other nurses where needed.
Late Shift: 9am/10am-7pm: Admin Shift, nurse consults, assisting reception with queries, repeat medications and drug ordering.
There are no OOH during the week. Weekends are 1:5, Saturday 8am-5pm and Sunday 8am -4pm. Following a weekend you would have the following Tuesday and Wednesday off. 1-2 bank holidays per year which are 8am-5pm with time off in lieu. 1:10 Monday night patient checks.
As a new member to the team, you would have another nurse as a mentor for the first few weeks to support you and help you settle in.
Salary dependant on experience
Uncapped CPD and 3 days for attendance. We would consider supporting nurses who would like to take further qualifications like the advanced diploma. Now things are gradually getting back to normal we will get back to having more lunch n learns again.
28 days holiday
VDS paid for
Generous staff discount
If you want to know more or would like to apply then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also take a look at our website www.nelsonvets.co.uk. If you would like an informal chat over the phone please feel free to telephone Dawn on 0208 686 6070