The Role

St Georges Vets are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join the out of hours team at their busy hospital in Wolverhampton. This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive team where your personal development will be encouraged! We take care of a varied caseload, allowing our staff to develop in areas such as; Emergency and Critical Care, Medical Nursing and Surgical Nursing. 

The required duties of this role include;

  • Preparing animals for theatre
  • Monitoring anaesthetics 
  • Assisting in theatre when required
  • Positioning animals for X-rays 
  • Schedule 3 nursing procedures 
  • Providing intensive nursing care to hospitalised patients 
  • Performing details kennel rounds 
  • Nursing emergency and critical care patients
  • Promoting preventative healthcare for pets
  • Carrying out in-house lab tests
  • Stock control 
  • This role includes working 1:4 weeks of nights, whenever a week of nights is worked you will have a week off afterwards. Then there is 5 days working as a late kennels nurse 12.30pm-8.30pm followed by 5 days on ops. This is an 8-week rota where 3 weekends out of 8 will be worked

    The salary for this role is up to £28,000 depending on experience.

    About Us

    Our busy animal hospital is based in the centre of Wolverhampton, and equipped with a CT scanner, in-house blood machines and lab equipment, digital x-ray, ultrasound, capnography, endoscopy, and dental x-ray. We are currently expanding as a group and looking to offer a wider range of services to our clients. We have an additional 6 branches which offer our clients nurse and vet consultations running throughout the day and routine surgery.

    About the Team and Culture

    We have a very friendly, dedicated, and professional team made up of 2 Clinical Directors and 1 Practice Director across the group. We have 15 Veterinary Surgeons some of which are certificate holders in Diagnostic Imaging, Surgery and Medicine, 25 Registered Veterinary Nurses across the group and a team of Animal Care Assistants who work at the main hospital and alongside the Vets To You service we provide. We also have plenty of administrative support via our wonderful reception team, with 30 receptionists across the group.

    Applicant Requirements 

    The ideal candidate for this role will be a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse who has a keen interest in Emergency and Critical Care. We are looking for someone who is dedicated, professional and passionate about giving the best service to clients and patients.

    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 focused 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.

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