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Veterinary Nurse

Location: Harmsworth Animal Hospital, London
Salary: Circa. £22,000 plus 4% shift allowance and London Weighting
Hours: 35
Closing date: Fri, 25 Sep 2020
Closing time: 10am

Do you consider yourself a strong advocate for animal welfare? If so, a career with the
RSPCA may be just what you are looking for!

The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. Our vision is a society where no animal suffers unnecessarily.  Some animals that come to us have been mistreated, kept in awful conditions or left without free access to food or water. Our hospitals play a big part in providing veterinary care for animals to help start their rehabilitation.

Harmsworth Animal Hospital provides frontline veterinary services for animals that are
most in need. Animals are presented at the hospital by eligible owners and by RSPCA
Inspectors and Animal Collection Officers.

Our provision of high-quality veterinary care within a non-commercial environment results in a rewarding veterinary role with a direct, positive impact on animal welfare. As a Veterinary Nurse, you will carry out nursing duties to a unique variety of animal welfare cases predominantly cats, dogs and wildlife species.

We are looking for someone who is confident, works well under pressure and is self-motivated to work independently without constant supervision.

Our Veterinary Nurses operate on a shift rota system that covers weekends and nights, the night shift pattern will be one in every 10 weeks.

What you'll be doing

Emergency and critical care nursing, including primary triage

Working with the RSPCA Inspectorate to protect, treat and care for animals in severe welfare need

The role is focused on direct medical and surgical patient care, utilising your nursing capabilities in both medical and surgical roles

What you'll have

Either a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing or a Degree in Veterinary Nursing

Registration with the RCVS

Good communication skills

A professional approach to veterinary nursing and clinical care

Self motivation and be able to manage your own time

The ability to demonstrate teamwork with a veterinary animal centre and Inspectorate colleagues

What's in it for you

You'll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales.

We value and recognise our employees¿ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:

35 hours standard working week, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days with service; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme.

How to apply

An application form and job description can be downloaded from this page.  

We do not accept CVs without a fully completed application form.

Please send your completed application form to the Resourcing Team at quoting reference VN9758/0433 by the closing date of 10am Friday 25 September 2020.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we will be holding interviews through Google Hangouts. For any part of the recruitment process requiring an onsite visit a full assessment will be carried out to ensure everyone's safety.

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation. We seek to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

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