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Careers at Hook Norton Veterinary Group

SMALL ANIMAL VET - NEW GRADUATE

JOB ROLE
We have an exciting opportunity for a new graduate or recently qualified Small Animal Vet looking to expand and develop their skills within both a busy hospital and branch environment on a permanent basis. You will be joining a large, friendly and dedicated team that will provide you with the support and mentoring you need to develop your career in a thriving practice.

With full mentoring and training, you will develop the skills needed to manage and work up cases without intervention. Mentoring is offered via designated internal staff and external support through the XLVets graduate program. We complement this with our structured career pathway program designed to support your long term career aspirations. Initially, you will be working on-site at our busy Hospital, and in time as your skills level grows, you may have occasional sole charge at branch. We have realistic 15-minute consults, giving you time to engage fully with each client.

We have a dedicated in-house Night Team providing 24-hour care for our clients and patients, there is no Night OOH required of you, but to gain emergency care experience, you will participate in the Saturday/Sunday day shift OOH.

ESSENTIALS
The ideal candidate must have some UK experience. As a rural practice, they will hold a valid UK driving licence and have their own car. They must be a team player with high clinical aspirations with the following key skills:
• Preventive care patient planning
• Record keeping and attention to detail
• Ultrasound skills and techniques
• Working up cases and developing corresponding treatments

REWARDS
• Competitive salary up to £35k per annum dependant on experience
• Career development opportunities with our structured Career Pathway Program
• 4-day week
• Enhanced holiday entitlement and Private Health Care
• Generous CPD allowance
• Exclusive company discounts and OOH rewards
• Comprehensive access to the XLVet community and resources
• Full and unwavering support towards Certificates
• Free parking and branded uniform

THE EXTRAS
• Annual summer party
• Annual Christmas party
• Quiz nights
• Ice cream van during the summer months
• Fruit baskets
• Monthly Lunch Club
• Moreton Show ticket (for 2-hours of your time on our stand during the day)
• Access to XLVet festivals, including free CPD, comedy nights, quiz nights, exercise classes, book club & more.
• Plus, we’ve much more planned now that COVID restrictions are lifting!

We hope you feel this is a great opportunity for a good work/life balance and provides you the time to join our vibrant local community & enjoy the fabulous Cotswolds. We have great local facilities, schools and lots of cosy pubs! For more information about the practice, please look at our website www.hooknortonvets.co.uk.

Please submit your CV or email further questions to: kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk.

SMALL ANIMAL VET - NIGHTS ONLY, 1 WEEK ON/2 WEEKS OFF

JOB ROLE
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and confident Small Animal Night Vet to join our large, friendly and dedicated team. Supported by a competent, experienced Night Nurse Team you will ensure our continuous level of high standards and exceptional care is maintained throughout the night.

The shift begins at 6 pm with a full handover from the day team and the shift ends with a morning handover at 8 am the following day.

ESSENTIALS
The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 3-4 years of UK stand-alone experience in a SA Vet role, hold a valid UK driving licence and be a team player with high clinical aspirations.

TERMS AND REWARDS
• Rota is based on one week on/one or two weeks’ off
• Competitive Night Rate
• Accommodation in our on-site flat during the 7 nights on
• Enhanced holiday entitlement and Private Health Care
• Company Sick Pay
• Generous CPD allowance
• Exclusive company discounts and free Flu Jab
• Comprehensive access to the XLVet community & resources
• Full and unwavering support towards Certificates and career development
• Free parking and branded uniform
• Employee Wellbeing – we have an active Thriving in Practice Team who drive initiatives including wellbeing campaigns, community and team events, dedicated chill-out space for employees, energy boxes for when sugar levels are low

This is a great opportunity for a good work/life balance, providing the time to join in with our vibrant local community & enjoy the fabulous Cotswolds. We have great local facilities, schools and lots of cosy pubs!

For more information about the practice please look at our website.

Please submit your CV or email further questions to kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk

SMALL ANIMAL VET - PERMANENT/LOCUM (FLEXIBLE WORKING PATTERNS WITH NO NIGHT OOH)

JOB ROLE
Due to an increase in our client base, we now have immediate opportunities for experienced and ambitious Small Animal Vets to join our friendly team of 18 Small Animal Vets, 12 RVN’s and 5 Student Nurses. We understand the need for a balance between work and home and consider applications for any part or full-time working pattern. The roles can be permanent or interim locum opportunities, as we are currently free of some IR35 legislation.

The role requires work on-site at our busy Hospital in Hook Norton and occasional sole charge at Branch, with realistic 15-minute consults. Client care is paramount to us, which is why we have a dedicated in-house Night Team. Weekend consult shifts and weekend OOH are negotiable, and accommodation is available if needed.

We allow complete clinical freedom to manage and work up cases with support and training if needed. Mentoring is offered via designated internal staff and complemented with a career pathway designed to support your long-term aspirations. The SA Team, including all the Vets, Nurses and Receptionists, are fully committed to providing the very best care, and you will find our ethos is to support each other fully until each case is complete.

ESSENTIALS
The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of UK experience in a similar job role, hold a valid UK driving licence, and be a team player with high clinical aspirations.

REWARDS
• Competitive salary c£50k FTE dependant on experience
• Flexible working pattern
• Enhanced holiday entitlement and Private Health Care
• Generous CPD allowance
• Exclusive company discounts and OOH rewards
• Comprehensive access to the XLVet community resources
• Full and unwavering support towards Certificates
• Structured Career pathway program

This is a great opportunity for a good work/life balance, providing the time to join our vibrant local community & enjoy the fabulous Cotswolds. We have great local facilities, schools and lots of cosy pubs!

For more information about the practice, please look at our website

Please submit your CV or email further questions to kate.allen@hooknortonvets.co.uk 

REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE(S) (RVN) - SMALL ANIMAL

JOB ROLE
We have an immediate vacancy for an RVN to join our large SA Nursing team at our Hospital at Hook Norton. We are a busy first opinion practice, you would be joining a well-established team that includes 12 RVN’s and 5 Student Nurses. We have developed a structured career pathway to support your ambition anywhere from Nursing Assistant to Senior Nurse and are therefore welcoming applications from RVN’s at any stage of their career.

Although we are a mixed practice, your role would be working solely in the Small Animal Team. We have a fully dedicated and outstanding Reception Team and an OOH answering service so you can spend your time ensuring the welfare of our animals and delivering clinical care to the highest standard.

WORKING PATTERN
Our full-time role is 40 hours per week which can be worked 4 x 10-hour shifts with inclusion in the weekend OOH rota (days and nights), currently 1:5. We are proud to provide our own OOH to our clients and there are no mid-week nights for this role as we have our own dedicated mid-week Night Nurses. There is no lone working as we also have our own Night Vet Team and additional Nursing Assistant support when required.

We recognise the importance of a good work/life balance and therefore if full time doesn’t suit your circumstances, we are open to part-time working patterns which could include fewer weekdays or even working weekends only as an option.

Ideally, we are looking for a permanent RVN but in the interim, we are open to Locum’s and are currently exempt from some of the IR35 legislation.

THE ROLE
The role includes all aspects of nursing within a busy hospital and branch environment using state of the art equipment and includes an element of Lab work. We see a great variety of cases and a number of emergencies daily so being able to multi-task and respond to urgent requests calmly and efficiently is a great quality to bring. The SA Team including all the Vets, Nurses and Receptionists are fully committed to providing the very best care and you will find our ethos is to support each other fully until each case is complete.

A DAY IN THE LIFE AT HNVG
Our nurses “nurse” and use schedule 3 techniques daily. Duties include blood sampling, intubation, IV catheter placement and much more. Nurses rotate in different roles, ensuring you see and care for a wide variety of cases. The two main roles are a Kennels Nurse, with inpatients, including intensive care, and day patients in your care. Or an Ops Nurse, where you play a vital role in peri-operative nursing. Each day is busy and varied, with 3x consult streams and an ops schedule where 12+ ops a day is normal for us.

CPD
We actively encourage all our nurses to undertake certificates; the opportunity is there if you want it! Currently, we have 3 nurses undertaking the RCVS accredited Advanced Veterinary Nursing Certificates, fully sponsored by HNVG.

THE ESSENTIALS
• Qualified RVN
• Self-motivated and confident
• Diligent and a team player able to prioritise effectively
• Strong communicator able to converse easily and sensitively with clients and colleagues at all levels
• Driving Licence
• Demonstrable IT literacy and ability to quickly learn new systems

THE PACKAGE
• As our role is for anyone from newly qualified to experienced RVN, please indicate your salary expectations. The current range is between £23k – £28k, dependent on experience. Plus, night shift bonus.
• Night shift allowance, the current night pattern is 1:10 weekend nights
• 28 days holiday entitlement which increases with length of service
• Funded RCVS membership
• Health Care Cash Plan, exclusive company discounts, funded flu jab, access to EAP
• Thriving in Practice Wellbeing Initiatives which includes wellbeing campaigns, community and team events, dedicated chill-out space for employees, energy boxes for when sugar levels are low
• Structured career pathway with dedicated mentors
• CPD allowance of £600, and 2 days with sponsorship available for further training
• Company-paid sick leave
• Annual pay review

THE EXTRAS
• Annual summer party
• Annual Christmas party
• Quiz nights
• Ice cream van during the summer months
• Moreton Show ticket (for 2-hours of your time on our stand during the day)
• Access to XLVet festivals, which include, amongst other things; free CPD, comedy nights, quiz nights, exercise classes.
• Plus, we’ve much more planned now that COVID restrictions are lifting!

Please get in touch with any questions or submit your CV and a covering letter to sophie.williams@hooknortonvets.co.uk.

REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE - SMALL ANIMAL, NIGHT POSITION

JOB ROLE
We have an immediate vacancy for an RVN to join the Night Team at our Hospital on the outskirts of Hook Norton. Although we are a mixed practice, your role would be working solely in the Small Animal Department. We are a busy first opinion practice, and you would be joining our in-house Night Team.

Night shifts are working night shifts; as well as looking after in-patients and helping the Night Vet with operations, you would also be on-call for emergency cases. Working with our Night Vet means there is no lone working or sole charge. We have a dedicated OOH answering service so you can spend your time ensuring the welfare of our animals and delivering clinical care to the highest standard.

WORKING PATTERN
This role is for 2 nights per week, Monday and Tuesday. You would start each shift at 6.45 pm and finish at 7.15 am.
We are looking for a permanent RVN, but in the interim, we are open to Locum’s and are currently exempt from some of the IR35 legislation.

CPD
We actively encourage all our nurses to undertake certificates; the opportunity is there if you want it! Currently, we have 3 nurses undertaking the RCVS accredited Advanced Veterinary Nursing Certificates, fully sponsored by HNVG.

THE ESSENTIALS
• Qualified RVN
• Self-motivated and confident
• Diligent and a team player able to prioritise effectively
• Strong communicator able to converse easily and sensitively with clients and colleagues at all levels
• Driving Licence
• Demonstrable IT literacy and ability to quickly learn new systems

THE PACKAGE
• £31,200 pro-rata
• 5.6 weeks holiday entitlement, including bank holidays, which increases with length of service
• Funded RCVS membership
• Health Care Cash Plan, exclusive company discounts, funded flu jab, access to EAP
• Thriving in Practice Wellbeing Initiatives which includes wellbeing campaigns, community and team events, dedicated chill-out space for employees, energy boxes for when sugar levels are low
• CPD allowance of £600, and 2 days with sponsorship available for further training
• Company-paid sick leave
• Annual pay review
• Accommodation available

THE EXTRAS
• Annual summer party
• Annual Christmas party
• Quiz nights
• Ice cream van during the summer months
• Moreton Show ticket (for 2-hours of your time on our stand during the day)
• Access to XLVet festivals, including free CPD, comedy nights, quiz nights, exercise classes, and other things.
• We’ve much more planned now that COVID restrictions are lifting!

Closing date 26th of November. However, we may close applications if the right candidate is found before this date.

Please get in touch with any questions or submit your CV and a covering letter to our Head Nurse, sophie.williams@hooknortonvets.co.uk.

TB TESTER/ ATT (APPROVED TUBERCULIN TESTER) - FARM DEPARTMENT

Our established Farm Team have an exciting opportunity for a new Official Veterinarian (OV) or ATT (Approved Tuberculin Tester) to join them and help deliver TB testing to clients across North Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.

We welcome applications from either qualified OVs/ATTs or applicants interested in being trained as an ATT. In addition, if you are a qualified OV/ATT looking for a change and wish to work within an experienced and supportive team, we want to hear from you!

If you are interested in training to become an ATT, you will need to have experience working with cattle, be a great communicator and have a high level of attention to detail. We will provide full training and support. This position would suit an individual with an agriculturally related background.

We are committed to providing a high-level service to our clients, and you will become part of our dynamic practice team. This job role is a 4-day week, and we will provide all the necessary equipment. General TB related admin tasks will also be part of this role.

ESSENTIALS
• driving license and own vehicle
• agricultural experience with cattle
• great communicator
• high level of attention to detail

BENEFITS
• Health Care Cash Plan, exclusive company discounts, funded flu jab, access to EAP
• Thriving in Practice wellbeing initiatives
• company-paid sick leave
• annual pay review
• uniform

To apply or ask questions, please send a covering letter and current CV to sam.baldwyn@hooknortonvets.co.uk.

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