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Head Veterinary Nurse - Northampton

Rhodes Veterinary Surgery
Competitive Salary
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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The Role

Here at Rhodes Vets, we are looking for an experienced Head Veterinary Nurse or a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse with some management and leadership experience to join our team.

The duties include but are not limited to general nursing duties, rota, and diary management, leading the growth and increased utilisation of our nurse clinics, supporting the rest of the management team, being involved in HR aspects, stock control and ordering, managing servicing, and repairs of clinical equipment.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours over 5 days per week Monday to Friday. You will be working 8-hour shifts on a rota basis to cover between the hours of 8:00am and 7:00pm. The rota will also include 1 in 4 Saturday mornings. There are no out of hours with this role.

About Us

We are a friendly, long-established small animal practice that has proudly been caring for Northampton’s pets for over 60 years. Our large RCVS Tier 2 premises were recently refurbished and are well stocked with our new digital x-ray, our new dental x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy and in house lab, large kennel areas, dedicated theatre, bright and airy waiting areas and large consulting rooms, as well as comfortable staff areas. Northampton is a vibrant town surrounded by beautiful countryside with great transport links to London and Birmingham.
You will join our 3 qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 Student Veterinary Nurse, our 5 Veterinary Surgeons, and dedicated Reception Staff, many of whom have been with Rhodes for years. One of our Vets holds a certificate in imaging and ultrasound. We consider ourselves a small but friendly and inclusive team and we look forward to getting back to doing more social events coming out of the pandemic!

Applicant Requirements

You must be able to use initiative, multi-task and remain calm under pressure, lead by example and be approachable and friendly. The successful candidate will be a positive, forward-thinking individual to lead the nursing team and liaise with the rest of the veterinary team to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of our practice. Clinical coach qualification an advantage or willingness to train to be a clinical coach is essential.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

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. If this position is of interest to you, please quote reference number BH5289

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Rhodes Veterinary Surgery Northampton, was established in 1958 by John Rhodes. He foresaw the importance of a veterinary practice that would provide the highest level of pet care, and worked ceaselessly to achieve this.

His son, Alan, joined the practice in 1976 and together they continued to work towards providing the highest possible standards.

The branch surgery at Towcester Road was established in 1970,providing services to the south of the town.All the staff at Rhodes Vets are proud to work for such a long standing, family focussed practice that's been looking after Northampton's pets and their owners for over 50 years. A lot can happen in 50 years. Fashions change and businesses come and go. Rhodes has stood the test of time. Fifty years ago we were caring for your grandparents and their pets. We've moved with the times, adopted more sophisticated technology and improved medicines, fully embraced ongoing training and education for our staff, but one thing hasn't changed at all; our relationship with you and your pet. We always strive to deliver the best possible care and continue to do so at an affordable price. We look forward to being here, looking after your grandchildren's pets, in another fifty years.

The practice became RCVS  approved and has recently undergone inspection to update this.

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95 Queens Park Parade
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