Head Veterinary Nurse

Location South London
Discipline: Veterinary Nurses
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £33k + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Published: about 1 month ago

​We are representing a friendly team who pride themselves on having a relaxed and fun working environment. Majority of them have been working together for a long time and everyone is respectful and supportive.  

The team is led by an Advanced Practitioner in Soft Tissue Surgery, GpCert holder in Cardiology, Vet GDP Advisor and also who has a keen interest in Dentistry.

The caseload is varied, and they have the potential to become much busier practice. They’re able see most cases in-house, performing basic ortho and always have a few heart scans too.

They have time to thoroughly work up cases as well as take lunch breaks and do all the other bits and pieces to support the smooth running of the clinic.  

The Role

An exciting Head Nurse opportunity has arisen within an amazing practice in South London.

In this role, you will be responsible for delivering exceptional clinical quality/care and managing the wonderful nursing and front of house team.

  • Starting salary £32,500 per annum

  • CPD allowance: £750 plus 2-days CPD leave

  • 40 hours per week including weekend shifts with TOIL

  • Opportunity for certificate support if desired 

  • 5-weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays

  • RCVS, VDS and BVNA membership fees paid

  • Fair share of BH/on-call rota (if required) to support the dedicated night team

  • Opportunity to be involved in QI Committee

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist with financial/operational performance of the practice as well as the overall team performance and - engagement

  • Ensure Medivet policies & procedures are implemented and adhered to by all of your team

  • Work closely with the Lead Vet as well as the wider teams to ensure the general smooth running of the practice, from Practice Standards to Health & Safety

  • Ensure things such as debt is managed and controlled, and any complaints are dealt with appropriately

  • Develop and support your direct reports, holding one to ones and providing regular feedback on their performance, as well as taking action to create a positive environment that results in stable retention for your branch

  • Supporting with recruitment when required

Skills and Experience

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Enthusiastic and eager to make a difference

  • Enjoys being organised and puts this into practice!

  • Strong communication skills to support with our popular free nurse clinics

  • Leads by example – previous HVN experience is desirable but not essential

The Branch

  • 2-vet practice

  • Supported by Practice Coordinator and 3 experienced VCAs

  • Spacious prep room and nice ops theatre

  • 2 consult rooms – diary set-up would allow for nursing clinics too

  • Dedicated x-ray/scan room

  • Large reception area with separate cat/dog waiting areas

  • Separate cat and dog wards

  • Facilities include a new MyLab5 ultrasound machine, digital and dental x-ray, multiparameter monitor, endoscope, nice microscope, Vetscan biochemistry, ECG and Tonopen

  • They are lucky to work in a practice where they can work up cases thoroughly and provide the best care to patients and clients

If you are an RVN looking to take more leadership duties in you career - Get in Touch with Sophie!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.com.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 028 8744 0649.

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