Registered Veterinary Nurse

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Highcroft Veterinary Group, Hailsham Surgery | Hailsham, ENG, GB

Posted 12 days ago

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Posted on 05/09/2022
About the Role
Exciting opportunity to join the brilliant nursing team at Highcroft Vets, Hailsham, East Sussex.
The role is varied, with theatre work, kennels, laboratory duties, and nurse clinics equally shared amongst the team. There will be some client care and administrative duties.
In a full-time role, our nurses work a 4-day week with a fixed day off. Week day shifts range between 8:00am - 18:00pm, 8:30pm - 18.30pm or 9:00am - 19:15pm. Plus a weekend rota of 2:6 Saturdays, working one Saturday 8:30am-15:30pm then one 8:30am-12:30pm, with no OOH or Bank Holiday work.
Salary for the role is up to £33,000 per annum dependent on experience.
About Us
Highcroft is a small animal practice based in a growing market town, close to an area of outstanding natural beauty, approximately 7 miles from the coast and with excellent train links to Brighton and London nearby.
PSS accredited (General Practice) and a Veterinary Nurse Training Centre, we are dedicated to high quality care. Highcroft Vets is well equipped with excellent digital X-ray facilities, high quality ultrasound, dental X-ray, iM3 dental station and up to date anaesthetic monitoring, along with regularly updated, team- driven policies and protocols ensure standards are met whilst also maintaining job satisfaction.
Our in-house laboratory includes a full range of Idexx analysers, Class IV K-laser is used both post operatively and during VN clinics. Separate cattery, kennel and isolation areas plus an outdoor exercise area offer excellent inpatient facilities.
About the Team and Culture
Our team of 5.5 Vets, 6.2 Nurses and 8 support staff in Client care and management includes a PGCert holder in Medicine and an NHS Leadership Academy Award holder - all CPD supported by Highcroft. This confirms our commitment to and support for professional development and personal growth in both clinical and non-clinical areas for all team members. As such we have been awarded the 'Investor in People' status for over 17 years. We have a positive, can-do working ethos in practice, but most important we have a supportive and encouraging culture.
Applicant Requirements
You will be a qualified RVN with experience in a small animal clinic. Cheerful and motivated, with drive and enthusiasm to fit into our friendly working environment. You will be a team player, a proactive individual with an adaptable friendly personality, skilful with patients, and great with clients. A driving license is essential for this role due to potential travel between branches. Insurance experience would be beneficial but not essential.
Because our employee's matter
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -
Work life balance
6.6 weeks annual leave
Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
Your birthday as a paid day off
Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
Private Medical Insurance
Cycle to Work scheme
Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
Non-accidental injury support
£1,250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
Certificate support
Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
Access to Vetlexicon - our online encyclopaedia provider
All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
Infection Prevention and Control Programme
Quality Improvement Programme
Professional Memberships
VDS cover
RCVS fees
Pawsome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers
Pension - 5% Employee/3% Employer
Discounted staff pet care
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
Any questions before applying?
Speak to Olivia Heaton-Tisdale from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.
Olivia Heaton-Tisdale
Talent Partner