Hook Norton
Pets: 01608 730501
Equine & Farm: 01608 730085
Charlbury
Pets: 01608 811250
Deddington
Pets: 01869 337732
Moreton-in-Marsh
Pets: 01608 695305

Career


Careers at Hook Norton Veterinary Group

Hook Norton Veterinary Group is an independent veterinary practice which offers specialist Small Animal, Equine, & Farm 24-hour care across a wide geographic area. We have recently expanded and now have additional branch surgeries located in Charlbury, Deddington and Moreton-in-Marsh, bringing unrivalled veterinary care to the surrounding villages. Our main tier-3 RCVS accredited Small Animal Hospital is based on the outskirts of Hook Norton, with excellent transport links nearby to London and Birmingham (only 1 hour away). All of our surgeries boast state of the art equipment allowing us to offer ‘Gold Standard’ veterinary care. At HNVG we give our staff 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!

We are always on the lookout for the very best prospective staff members to join our team in the future. As a practice we have been growing in each department year-on-year and so, we are regularly looking to recruit in all areas of the business. Job vacancies will be advertised on this page. If you are unsuccessful in your application, or there are currently no jobs available, we will keep your details on file for future reference.

ASSISTANT VETERINARY SURGEON (COMPANION ANIMALS)

Our main tier-3 RCVS accredited Small Animal Hospital is based on the outskirts of Hook Norton. All of our surgeries boast state of the art equipment allowing us to offer ‘Gold Standard’ veterinary care including CT, endoscopy and surgical suites. At HNVG we pride ourselves on our client retention and clinical decision making, rather than focusing solely on achieving rigid sales targets.

Job Role
Due to business growth, we have an opportunity for an experienced and ambitious Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and dedicated team. We allow complete clinical freedom to manage and work up cases, with support and training from experienced vets, should the need arise. Mentoring is offered via designated internal staff and external support through the XLVets mentoring scheme. We actively encourage medical/surgical development for all stages in your career whether you have experience or are newly graduated.

This job role will require working at our main hospital as well as branch surgeries, with realistic 15-minute consults. The role includes working in our OOH rota which is shared with another practice, which equates to working only 7 weekends per year. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar job role, have a clean driving license and be a team player with high clinical aspirations. However, we will also consider applications from recently qualified, high caliber graduates.

Rewards
• Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
• 4-day week
• Enhanced holiday entitlement
• Generous CPD allowance
• Exclusive company discounts
• Comprehensive access to the XLVet community & resources
• Full and unwavering support towards Certificates and career development
• Free parking at all branches
• Branded uniform

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 www.hooknortonvets.co.uk

Please submit your CV or email further questions to will.oldham@hooknortonvets.co.uk

Registered Veterinary Nurse – Maternity cover (6-9 months)

Job description: Registered Veterinary Nurse – Maternity Cover (6-9 months)
Reporting to: Head Nurse
Responsible for: Student Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants

Overview
The role of the veterinary nurse is critical to the provision of high standards of client and patient care. The purpose of this position is to serve as a member of the nursing team. Guidance, support, and co-ordination are important aspects of the role. Working closely with other personnel at all times is essential in order to ensure the smooth running of the surgical suite, imaging, dental rooms, and wards. High standards of patient care are to be maintained at all times.

This role is a temporary role for maternity cover (6-9 months) and is ideally full-time (5 days per week), however, part-time will be considered. You will be based at our Hook Norton Hospital and must have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience.

Major Goals
• To ensure the highest standard of nursing care is provided 100% of the time to 100% of our patients.
• To maintain accurate client and patient records
• To comply with the relevant nursing rota
• To be efficient, pleasant, polite, concerned and helpful to all clients under all conditions at all times.
• To treat all practice personnel with the same respect and consideration as clients
• To help to ensure the smooth running of caseload throughout the hospital
• To be involved with the admission and discharge process of patients, the accuracy of which is of vital importance
• To promote our services, personnel, and products, both within and outside the practice at all times
• To support marketing initiatives
• To demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development and actively participate in the staff appraisal system.
• To understand and implement practice policies as supplied, updates and advised by the head nurse.
• To take an active role in the training program of student veterinary nurses, junior nurses and veterinary care assistants.

Role dependent Duties
Surgical nurses – set up, cleaning and closure of theatres, placement/care of intravenous catheters, set up and monitoring of IVFT, preparation and administration of medications, preparation and assistance with inductions, patient preparation, monitoring of anaesthesia, completion of anaesthetic records and safety checklists, assistance with post-operative imaging. Admit and discharge of patients.

Kennel nurses – Rehabilitation and supportive care, to include 1-1 monitoring and advanced nursing care of critical patients, bladder management, nutrition, placement/care of intravenous catheters, pre and post-op care, pain assessments, set up and monitoring of IVFT, venepuncture. Admit and discharge of patients

Night nurses – Provision of high standard care for hospitalised and out-of-hours emergency patients.

All roles
• Common sense approach to task prioritisation, where skill set allows support for other areas during low staffing periods and high caseload.
• To be involved in deep cleaning, general cleaning, and maintenance of the premises. Regular cleaning/routine care of all equipment to include correct methods of sterilisation, and prompt reporting of any faults or damage.
• Providing assistance to veterinary surgeons, as required, at all times
• Accurate record-keeping with regard to medical records, anaesthetic sheets, safety checklist, hospitalisations forms, etc
• Obtaining samples for laboratory testing, both in-house and externally, ensuring correct form completion. Performing in-house diagnostic tests as necessary.
• Dispensing medication as instructed by the veterinary surgeon
• Equipment maintenance (request servicing/repair as necessary) and record to equipment maintenance nurse.
• Reception and pharmacy duties when required
• Assisting with practice marketing initiatives e.g. open evenings, practice tours, etc
• Be fully aware of all Health and Safety Issues and read all information supplied. Familiarise yourself with all available health and safety information and speak to the Head Nurse if you have any queries.
• Welcome and provide support for visitors including veterinary students and work experience. Ensure safe methods of work and minimum disruption
• Follow Employee General Guidelines

Work Benefits:
• Generous CPD allowance
• Exclusive company discounts
• Comprehensive access to the XLVet community & resources
• Full and unwavering support towards Certificates and career development
• Free parking at all branches
• Branded uniform
• Healthcare Plan available to opt-in to

For more information about the practice please look at our website www.hooknortonvets.co.uk

Please submit your CV or email further questions to tracie.dunn@hooknortonvets.co.uk

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Hook Norton Pets: 01608 730501 Equine & Farm: 01608 730085
Charlbury Pets: 01608 811250
Deddington Pets: 01869 337732
Emergencies 01608 730085 / 730501
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