OOH Emergency Critical Care Veterinary Nurse – Wimbledon, London

Are you an RVN with an interest in ECC? Come and join our fantastic out-of-hours team at Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital in Wimbledon Village! Stone Lion is a multi-discipline practice with RCVS Hospital status. It has a varied caseload from first opinion to referrals, and OOH emergency services.

You will work no more than three or four nights in a row with seven days off each time. Shifts are 7pm to 8am and the rota is shared with other night nurses providing even distribution of weekends and the ability to swap shifts if required.

Working with a vet on-site all night and an RVN and Ward Assistant until 10pm. Great team of vets and nurses. The hospital includes in-house blood analysers, digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, 2 aseptic theatres, large prep/intensive care area, walk-in kennels, separate dog and cat wards, and isolation. Interesting caseload, CPD funded and encouraged. Use of nursing skills guaranteed.

Salary is in the range of £16-16.48 per hour and we offer a very supportive working environment. Our industry-leading benefits package includes:

  • Paid BVNA, VDS and RCVS fees.
  • Fully funded CPD and certificates supported.
  • Simply Health which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme.
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £2500.
  • Increasing holiday allowance with length of service.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 3 hospitals, and our own nursing college. We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.’ Current Employee – March 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve enjoyed working for Goddards for 6 years and am sad to leave due to relocation. I liked working with the supportive team, lovely clients, interesting and varied case load. Management were accommodating with my flexible working request. Good back up to the branches from 24-hour hospital, so I never felt isolated knowing that friendly help and advice was only a phone -call or email away. Excellent CPD and benefits package.  Former Employee -Nov 2020. * Credit Indeed.

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments, and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non -UK veterinary surgeons and nurses obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working for a forward-thinking independent business, and would like to know more, please call Sarah Carter on 02089464228 for an informal chat, or click the apply button!