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Registered Veterinary Nurse Focus Referrals Banbury OX16 1TG, UK

Practice Type: Referral Centre
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Pay Range: £ 28,000 - £ 32,000 per year GBP
RCVS Fees Funded CPD Discount for own pets Medical Insurance
Posted on: 23 Apr 2024

Join our supportive, independent team at Focus Referrals!

Job Description

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Focus Referrals Ltd - Ophthalmology referrals, Banbury

Are you an enthusiastic RVN with a passion for learning and a desire to provide the best possible clinical care for your patients? Then come and join our friendly team at Focus Referrals!

We are an independent, dedicated ophthalmology referral service in Banbury, where we deliver specialist ophthalmic care from our newly renovated referral centre. Our clinical team consists of Mike Rhodes (a recognised European and RCVS Specialist in Ophthalmology), our ophthalmology resident, an advanced ophthalmic practitioner, 5 experienced RVNs, a practice manager and reception staff.

No referral experience is required! All of our nurses joined us from general practice and we provide in-house training and a supportive environment.

The RVN role includes anaesthesia and patient care, placing IVs, assisting in ophthalmic procedures, assisting in consultations (including with our visiting cardiology specialist), administration, client communication and liaising with referring vets.

What we need from you:

Positivity, empathy, pride in excellent clinical care, initiative, the ability to work as part of a team and thoughtful communication are the key skills for our next team member.  

Our values as an employer:

  • To work together to provide the highest possible standard of clinical care
  • To nurture a friendly, sociable team and create a healthy work environment
  • To recognise the importance of wellness and work/life balance
  • To support learning and career advancement in areas of interest
  • To strive to create an environmentally sustainable veterinary practice

 Key facts:

  • Full-time role with a 37 ½ hour week
  • Hours distributed between normal opening hours 8am-6.30pm, Monday to Friday. 
  • Competitive salary (range £28,000 – £32,000 pa, depending on experience)
  • Participation required for quiet on-call rota. Bonus OOH scheme and overtime paid. Our OOH is referral only with calls screened by the on-call vet.
  • CPD and further qualifications are encouraged and paid for. We are currently funding 3 of our nurses to complete their anaesthesia certificates.
  • 5 weeks holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS registration and VDS fees
  • Private health cover
  • Employee assistance scheme and mental health awareness training
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Pension
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Cycle to work scheme

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Alice Rhodes, . Or email to arrange an informal chat!

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