Registered Veterinary Nurse required at Highcroft Vets

Location
Hailsham, East Sussex
Salary
up to £33,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted
05 Sep 2022
Closes
05 Oct 2022
Ref
BH6906
Sector
Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time

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 and work a weekend rota of 2 Saturdays from 6, working one Saturday 8.30-3.30 then one 8.30-12.30 with no OOH or Bank Holiday work. 

Salary

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

Well-being

  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee well-being, including discounted gym membership
  • Non-accidental injury support

Development

  • £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

Additional

  • 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 and quote reference BH6906.

To apply, please email your CV to Olivia at olivia.heaton-tisdale@ivcevidensia.com by clicking the apply button or call 07797724566 for more information.

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