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Do you love to achieve a positive patient and client bond? We have an exciting opportunity for a registered veterinary nurse who has an empathetic approach to patient care and exceptional client communication skills.

Join our dynamic team as a Registered Admit/Discharge Nurse and be at the forefront of ensuring a smooth and caring experience for our patients.

You will be required to both admit patients, discuss their upcoming procedures, and support the client with patient care plans at the discharge appointment, explaining medication and rehab techniques whilst answering questions relating to the patient’s treatment whilst in the hospital.

Who we are

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists is a multidisciplinary referral centre, providing a variety of interesting cases and opportunity to improve your skills. The practice has in the region of 80 nurses across the hospital, the wards team includes day, twilight and night nurses supported by VCAs.

We are located in the South of England, close to the New Forest National Park and South Coast, offering easy access to a multitude of outdoor activities. The area also offers good access to regional and international airports, with excellent road and rail links to London.

Qualities we seek

We are looking for a dynamic individual with high attention to detail and an empathetic approach to patient care. You should possess the confidence to take initiative and actively contribute to the care of our patients. Previous experience in a referral practice is beneficial.

Working hours

This is a part-time position of 3 days per week plus 1:4 Saturdays, which averages 35hrs/week overall.

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary starting from £26,000 per annum (based on a 35hr working week), you will benefit from (please note some benefits will be subject to pro-rata):

  • Work-life balance
    • 6.6 weeks annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
    • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
    • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Wellbeing
    • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
    • Private medical insurance
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
    • Non-accidental injury support
  • Development
    • CPD allowance paid pro-rata
    • Certificate support
    • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
    • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
    • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
    • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
    • Quality Improvement Programme
  • Professional Memberships
    • VDS cover
    • RCVS fees
  • Additional
    • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
    • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
    • Discounted staff pet care

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.