The Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital, a Fear Free Certified Practice, is growing and we need an additional nurse! Love to treat every client with compassion and great customer service? Looking to be part of a veterinary team dedicated to Fear Free patient care? Want to work for an organization that values nurses, empowering you to provide solutions and not just punch a clock? Desire an employer that truly values your life outside of work?
If you said yes, then check out our exciting opportunity to live and work in one of the best cities in the PNW. Bellingham is a vibrant and progressive university town with easy access to world class hiking, mountain biking, skiing and just about any other outdoor adventure you can imagine. We are an easy drive to Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle for those times you want your big city fix.
-WA State LVT licensure current or easily obtained at time of hire.
-Fear Free principles of care are a must (paid certification and training provided).
-Strong desire to learn and teach behavior and reward based training to clients.
-EMR experience and computer savvy.
-Strong communication skills, soft-skills, and enjoyment of client interaction.
-Collaborative approach to patient care.
-High level skills in anesthesia and hospitalization care.
-Feline focus a plus!
-An attitude that tells us you love this profession.
-A desire to continue to develop all your nursing skills. Candidates with desire to seek additional certifications given preferential consideration.
What We Offer:
-Your skills will be fully utilized, and you will be part of the best darn nursing team around these parts. We believe strongly in the veterinary nursing initiative and require LVT status for all nursing tasks.
-Relocation assistance provided for candidates outside local region.
-Paid assistance for LVTs that wish to pursue VTS board certification.
-FT nurses work 35-40 hours weekly with a 4 day work-week.
-No Sunday, late-evening or emergency/on-call hours.
-Competitive wage scale with clearly defined steps($20-26/hour). No need to wonder when your next raise is coming. Wage scale adjusted for inflation yearly.
-75% premium paid health/dental insurance, currently gold plan level.
-State licensing fees and professional dues paid.
-$750 yearly CE (may aggregate over multiple years to attend national meetings).
-Generous PTO (Paid Time Off-10 days first year) with balance that can carry over yearly to a maximum of 160 hours to pursue your life adventures. Additional paid holidays also offered.
-Simple IRA Retirement plan with 3% match. We are migrating to an even more robust 401K plan in 2020.
-Pride in working for a hospital that values not being corporate.
Interested applicants- Submit a cover letter detailing why you are the best candidate for the position along with a resume highlighting relevant experience, education and licenses. Please also provide 2-3 professional references that will confirm you are a veterinary rock star!
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $20.00 to $26.00 /hour
About Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital
Located in Bellingham, WA, the Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital is proud to be a member of the Fairhaven neighborhood since 1979, providing full service Fear Free™ certified veterinary care and referrals to the wonderful communities throughout Whatcom and Skagit county. We are firmly committed to providing compassionate, professional and individually tailored care for all of our patients and their pet parents. It is our belief that the wellness and healing of a family pet is best done through a cooperative approach between owner, veterinarian, support staff and, most importantly, the patient. Together we can provide veterinary services that ensure wagging tails and purrs of delight for our four-legged family members for years to come.