The Role

We are seeking a Student Veterinary Nurse to join us in our 24-Hour Kensington Hospital. 

This role requires applicants to be already enrolled at college as a SVN and looking to continue their nursing journey within a busy hospital.

The successful candidate will be a confident and enthusiastic nurse who thrives in a team environment but also possess the confidence to work alone from time to time.

Progression and development are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re dedicated to supporting our Student Veterinary Nurses as they start their career in nursing. Through regular performance reviews and catch-ups, we provide you with a wealth of opportunities to develop your skills in whichever way you choose.

Salary and hours: 

  • -Salary £16,725 – £22,961 per annum, depending on experience (includes £2000 London weighting allowance)
  • -RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • -4 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • -Hours are 43 with 1:3 weekends and a fair share of bank holiday cover with time off in lieu
  • -Minimal on call duties over the year (approx. 3 weeks to support our dedicated night team if required) enabling the development of your Emergency and Critical Care skills and experience.
  • Key Accountabilities

  • -Assisting vets, qualified and student nurses with all aspects of their work
  • -Caring for animals, administering, simple medical treatments under instruction and supervision
  • -Setting up for surgery, x-rays and medical procedures
  • -Walking, cleaning and monitoring animals as well as caring for the clinical environment
  • -Many aspects of client communication, reception duties, taking payments, computer work
  • -Travel between local branches as required
  • -Expected to be undertaking formal training towards a veterinary nursing qualification
  • Skills and Experience

  • -Applicants must currently be a Student Veterinary Nurse, already enrolled in college
  • -Demonstrates empathy with patients and clients 
  • -Ability to work in a team and under pressure 
  • -Adaptable and friendly nature 
  • -Exceptional communications, eager to build strong relationships with both colleagues and clients 
  • -Good customer service experience 
  • -Full driver’s licence would be an advantage 
  • The Branch

    Medivet Kensington is a lovey light, spacious and purpose-built hospital in Central London. 

    The clinic is excellently equipped with digital x-ray, laparoscopic stack system, dental x-ray full in-house lab, ultrasound, separate dog and cat wards, isolation and two operating theatres – we also have a staff area and kitchenette for break times. 

    The team is very friendly and experienced, you will be working in a nursing / support team made up of three RVNs, two SVNs (including you!) PCA and reception team. We have four fantastic vets as well as a dedicated night team who manage all out of hour care for both the hospital’s inpatients and 12 surrounding clinics within the region.

    The clinic is located close to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, plenty of nice cafes and a 5 minute walk from Gloucester Road tube station and multiple nearby bus routes.

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