Emergency & Critical Care Registered Veterinary Nurse

Location The Scottish Borders
Discipline: Veterinary Nurses
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £29k + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SGAGDNE
Published: 10 months ago

**ECC Position**

We are representing a great ECC Practice based in the Galashiels, they are seeking a nurse to look after manning the clinic overnight, caring for inpatients and covering the out of hours emergency and critical care for a number of practices within the area.

They are a small, supportive, experienced and hardworking team. You will be the sole nurse on duty with a veterinary surgeon, so you would need some experience and confident to work alone although good support is available. The role requires close cooperation and effective communication within the team and the wider Galedin team as well as neighbouring practices.

The Hours:

Full time will average around 41 hours per week with 6 weeks holiday.

They work in an annualised hours rota system which means you will be required to cover some weekend days and nights (maximum of 2 out of 3 weekends) as part of your rota and you will be needed to cover a share of Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

Night shifts are from 6pm to 8.30 am and weekend days from 12 noon Saturday and 8am Sundays finishing at 6.30pm.

Although often busy, there are occasional opportunities for rest, study and breaks and time off between runs of shifts to recover.


Salary – up to £29,000 pro rata for part time

They offer a competitive benefits package, in addition to your salary and allowances including:

  • A Friendly and professional working environment

  • Support completion of certificates and any further study with 15 hours of paid CPD and a generous CPD allowance.

  • Annual leave allowance 6 weeks, pro-rata (inclusive of bank holidays)

  • Generous continuing professional development (CPD) allowance

  • Corporate discounts on goods and services

  • Employee discount

  • Membership subscriptions funded

  • Life cover

  • Enhanced Sickness, maternity and paternity pay

  • Opportunity to buy and sell holidays

  • Health Shield Cash Plan

  • Company pension

  • Bike to work scheme

If you area Veterinary Nurse with an interest in ECC work and wanted to work in a beautiful location on the Scottish Borders- Get in Touch with Sophie!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.com

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