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  • We have exciting nursing opportunities due to expansion of the Clinical teams

    If you are passionate about delivering outstanding clinical care and working in an environment that allows you to achieve excellence in your chosen field, we would love to hear from you.

    Our current available nursing posts can be viewed below.

    However, if you are interested in working at Langford Vets and can not see a current vacancy for preferred area of interest, please do contact HR Advisor Tina Pierson -  tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk,  for an informal chat about what we may be able to offer.

    Full and part-time hours can be accommodated.

  • We have a rare opportunity to join our theatre team as a Deputy Head Nurse. This role will work alongside our Head Theatre Nurse to support, develop and guide the theatre team in caseload management, advanced surgical procedures, training and human resources whilst still getting to work as a nurse within the team.

    This is an opportunity to work in state-of-the-art theatres, working alongside renowned specialists in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Neurology. With opportunities to scrub into surgical cases, as well as circulate, perform intraoperative imaging and surgical prep of patients. The successful candidate will also support the head nurse with management of the staff and organisation of the surgical list. They would be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations.  Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of nursing care, a desire to learn and a capability to work under pressure. We are looking for a candidate with at least 2-years’ experience as a qualified nurse and a thorough knowledge of theatre practice. Previous experience in a referral environment and management is desirable but not essential.    

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 18 October 2019

    For further information and to apply, please send your completed application to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor (tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk).

  • We are seeking to employ a full-time registered veterinary nurse to work as part of our ophthalmology team.

    This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside our ophthalmology team delivering care to the patients that visit the service. The successful candidate needs to be motivated, organised and have at least 1-years experience as a qualified nurse. Our ophthalmology team, work in both our Small Animal Hospital and Equine Hospital, and the successful candidate would work alongside the team in both areas.

    The successful candidate will be involved in surgical procedures, in patient care, stock control, patient admits, blood sampling, IV placement and some laboratory work. They will also be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations, so an interest in teaching is key to this role.

    Previous experience in a referral environment is desirable but not essential.   Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 11 October 2019

    For further information please contact Tina Pierson, HR Advisor on 0117 394 0495 or email tp17354@bristol.ac.uk.

    Please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson (tp17354@bristol.ac.uk).

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Night Nurse to join our team.   The role involves working alongside a dedicated team to provide nursing care to our patients in our ICU, Surgery/Neurology and Canine/ Feline Medicine Wards.

    As this is an OOH role, the ideal candidate must be able to work well under their own initiative as well as in a team.   Excellent time keeping skills and the ability to work well under pressure are also a must as the caseload is extremely variable.   No two nights are the same!   For the right candidate, this is an exciting opportunity to fully utilise and develop your nursing skills and gain extensive knowledge of specialist nursing in-patient care.

    The rota comprises of 12 hour shifts on a 7 on/ 7off or 5 on/ 5 off rolling week, including weekends and bank holidays.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 27 September 2019

    For further information and to apply please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor, tp17354@bristol.ac.uk

  • We are seeking to employ a full-time registered veterinary nurse to work as part of our expanding oncology team.

    This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside our oncology team delivering care to the patients that visit the service. The successful candidate needs to be motivated, organised and have at least 1-year experience as a qualified nurse.

    The successful candidate will be involved in administering chemotherapy, stock control, patient admits, blood sampling, IV placement and other laboratory work.

    Previous experience in a referral environment is desirable but not essential.     You will be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations.     Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, CPD allowance, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Monday 7 October 2019

    Please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor (tp17354@bristol.ac.uk).

  • Our Anaesthesia team are looking to recruit two Registered Veterinary Nurses to join our expanding anaesthesia team. We are looking for enthusiastic, driven nurses with a strong interest in anaesthesia. Previous experience in a referral environment is desirable but not essential. The successful candidates will be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations.

    The successful candidates will work alongside senior clinicians, residents and anaesthesia nurses within a busy multidisciplinary hospital and both roles are full time (40hours per week) with a requirement to take part in the OOH’s rota.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 20 September 2019

    Please send completed application forms to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor, tp17354@bristol.ac.uk

  • We are seeking a clinically experienced RVN to work as part of our Canine Medicine Nursing team. This role is to cover a period of maternity leave and is expected to last until January 2020.

    You will work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you will be encouraged to utilise your skills predominately within the dog medicine department, assisting with procedures including endoscopy and chemotherapy and in-patient care.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of nursing care, a desire to learn and a capability to work under pressure.   Previous experience in a referral environment is desirable but not essential.     You will be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations.   Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 27 September 2019

    For further information and to apply, please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk.

  • Langford Vets is looking for an Oncology Clinician to join our outstanding team! 

    Your new role: 

    The successful applicant will join our lead Clinical Oncologist and dedicated support staff to provide an excellent Oncology service for patients, and clinical teaching to final year undergraduate students on rotations. This job provides an opportunity to join a growing team at an exciting time. 

    This post is a 0.8 FTE working 4 days per week. 

    What you’ll need to succeed; 

    You must have at least five years' experience working as a veterinary surgeon with a minimum of 3 years working in a specialist/specialist training role and be a member of the RCVS. 

    This role is suitable for a Diplomate of either ECVIM or ACVIM, or an individual working towards this as a Staff Clinician, and we encourage applications from either. 

    What you’ll get in return; 

    The successful candidate will be eligible for a range of additional benefits including time and funding towards CPD or study leave depending on whether you are a Staff Clinician or Diplomate, a generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.  You will benefit from the skills and knowledge of the exceptional clinicians around you, the support of our brilliant nurses, and be part of a fantastic hospital team. 

    For informal enquiries please contact Sara Gould, Lead Oncologist – sg16003@bristol.ac.uk   

    To apply, please submit your completed application form to Sara Colley; sara.colley@bristol.ac.uk

  • Specialist Soft Tissue Surgeons – look no further!

    If you are a superstar specialist small animal soft tissue surgeon (or if you are an exam away) this could be your dream job!

    A bit about us:

    Join our brilliant surgical team and work in our cutting-edge theatres. Langford Vets are part of the University of Bristol Vet School. Langford Vets is now ten years old and proudly lives by its mission “at the forefront of discovery, at the heart of animal care”. We have the largest team of American, European and RCVS Specialists in the South West, offering a truly multi-disciplinary referral service. Our surgical team encompasses seven ECVS specialists, one staff clinician and five senior clinical training scholars on an ECVS approved residency programme, as well as highly trained nurses, specialist anaesthetists, imagers, medics and criticalists. You will always have support when you need it and you’ll be part of a passionate team who are pushing the boundaries to be the very best they can be. Our hospital runs a continuous improvement policy where we are constantly evaluating and learning to provide the very best in patient care, customer experience and working environment. Our links with the University mean that research and teaching will be part of your world.

    Our small animal hospital is located in the beautiful Somerset countryside, whilst being close to the vibrant city of Bristol allowing the opportunity for a country or city lifestyle. We have an on-site gym, CPD allowance, pension scheme and the usual staff perks on site as well as an informal community of runners, cyclists and lots of other interests.

    This is a permanent position and we are happy to consider full or part-time applications, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch and tell us a bit about you.

    To apply for this post please complete an application form.

    Informal enquiries and applications should be submitted to: Lee Meakin; Lee.Meakin@bristol.ac.uk    

    You must hold a veterinary qualification recognised by the RCVS that allows you to practice veterinary medicine within the UK. Candidates who hold an RCVS, ECVS or ACVS diploma in small animal surgery (soft tissue) are encouraged to apply.

    Closing Date: Thursday 31st October 2019

  • We are seeking to employ a full-time animal care assistant to join our expanding oncology team.

    This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside our oncology team helping to deliver care to the patients that visit the service. The successful candidate needs to be motivated, organised and be able to work well within a team.

    The post holder will work closely with the oncology nurses and clinicians to ensure the smooth running of the service, ensuring appropriate stock control in all areas, infection control management, patient handling for procedures and chemotherapy administration. They should be passionate about patient care and able to communicate with their team and clients.

    Flexibility will be necessary as this post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, CPD allowance, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Monday 30 September 2019

    Please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson, HR Advsior (tp17354@bristol.ac.uk).

  • We are currently looking for a full time Animal Care Assistant to work alongside our Night team.     Shift patterns are based on a rolling week of 7 nights on/7 nights off, to include weekends and bank holiday. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our multidisciplinary hospital working in several different ward areas alongside a team of nurses and vets. The successful candidate must be passionate about in-patient care, infection control and be able to work well in a team or on their own.

    Flexibility is a must as the post-holders may be required to provide holiday cover, which may include extended working hours.    

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 20 September 2019

    For further information and to apply please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor, tp17354@bristol.ac.uk

  • We are currently looking for a Theatre Assistant to work as part of our Theatre team.

    This is an opportunity to work in state-of-the-art theatres, working alongside renowned specialists in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Neurology.   The successful candidate will work in several different roles within the theatre team, sterilising surgical instrumentation, infection control within the theatres, assisting with surgical preparation on cases and circulating with surgical cases. They will have a responsibility to maintain a high standard of hygiene within the surgical areas and ensure that stock control is maintained.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of care, a desire to learn and a capability to work under pressure. Previous experience in a referral environment is desirable but not essential.   Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 18 October 2019

    For further information and to apply, please send your completed application to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor (tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk).

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pathologist to join our Diagnostic Laboratories Team on a short-term contract for 12 months. The successful applicant will provide an excellent clinical pathology service for both our internal and external clients. This is a friendly, welcoming team with excellent client relations.

    The successful candidate must have at least three years' experience working as a veterinary surgeon in Clinical Pathology and be a member of the RCVS. Preference will be given to a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology) or a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (Veterinary Clinical Pathology). You may be considered if you have significant experience and are eligible for one or more of these postgraduate qualifications. Please see the job description for more details on the role.

    Full and Part-time applications are welcome.

    For informal enquiries please contact Clinical Pathologist and Lecturer, Marta Costa: m.costa@bristol.ac.uk or Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hammond: ceo-lvs@bristol.ac.uk.

    To apply please submit your application form to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor: tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk

  • We are looking for a Diagnostic Imager to join our outstanding team! 

    Your new role: 

    The successful applicant will join our current team of four boarded Diagnostic Imagers, three residents and our team of radiographers and nurses. The hospital is multidisciplinary with a varied and interesting caseload and the role includes opportunities for pursuing research and teaching of both our undergraduate and postgraduate (interns and residents) students.

    What you’ll need to succeed; 

    You must have at least five years' experience working as a veterinary surgeon and be a member of the RCVS. You will be American or European boarded or be board eligible.

    What you’ll get in return; 

    The successful candidate will be eligible for a range of additional benefits including time and funding towards CPD, a generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.  You will benefit from the skills and knowledge of the exceptional clinicians around you, the support of our brilliant nurses, and be part of a fantastic hospital team. 

     You will also be working with our state-of-the-art equipment including;

    •  16 slice Siemens CT scanner
    • 1.5T MRI scanner – Philips Ingenia CX
    • Siemens S2000 and S3000 Ultrasound machines
    • DR and CR radiography rooms
    • Access to a 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI scanner

     

    For informal enquiries please contact Chris Warren-Smith; chris.warren-smith@bristol.ac.uk    

    Please send completed application forms to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor at tp17354@bristol.ac.uk.

  • We are seeking an experienced, professional and dynamic customer care focused person to join our reception team in our Small Animal Referral Hospital.

    The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a busy environment, answering the telephone and taking appointments as well as meeting and greeting clients and administration duties. They will also have a diligent and hard-working attitude, good organisational and communication skills, be able to work well within a team, be self motivated while motivating others. The ability to work flexible hours and working weekends on a rota basis will be required. The hours will be 25 hours per week over 5 days.

    Experience of having worked in a veterinary environment would be an asset but not essential

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, CPD allowance, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    For further information please contact Tina Pierson on 0117 394 0495 or email tp17354@bristol.ac.uk.

    Please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson (tp17354@bristol.ac.uk).