Veterinary Job

Derbyshire - Dronfield

Head Veterinary Nurse Ark Veterinary Surgery Holborn Ave, Dronfield S18 2NA, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Benefits:
RCVS Fees Funded CPD Discount for own pets Pension
Posted on: 28 May 2019

Looking for an experienced Head Nurse to join our friendly team!

Job Description

Full Time Head Nurse Required - Derbyshire/Sheffield

We are a busy, RCVS accredited training practice currently operating from two branches in Dronfield and Killamarsh. We are looking for a full time, permanent RVN to join our friendly and supportive team as a Head Nurse. You will oversee a nursing team of 8 staff members, and report directly to the Practice Director and Practice Manager. This role would suit someone who has previous clinical and people management experience within a veterinary practice.

We offer an attractive package including paid VDS/RCVS/CPD fees, a day off work on your birthday, workplace pension and generous staff discount.

This is a great opportunity to join our friendly and supportive team in one of the last independent local practices. You will work alongside a number of veterinary specialists and certificate holders, as well as having the option to progress in specialised nursing fields. Previous clinical coaching experience would be desirable.

We are looking for an experienced, dedicated RVN who:

  • Has proven experience of managing a team of people (ideally as Head Nurse or Deputy Head Nurse), as you will be responsible and accountable for all aspects of leading the nursing team.
  • Is well versed in creating and overseeing nursing protocols, introducing change where required, and who can lead by example.
  • Is comfortable fitting into the clinical rota where necessary to run nurse clinics or assist in theatre, and who is proficient in laboratory work, inpatient care, anaesthetics and monitoring, and all other general nursing duties.
  • Would be willing to work at either branch during weekdays, and cover OOH and weekends as part of a 1:7 rota.
  • Has an interest in small animal and exotic work.

We have an interesting caseload, ranging from routine surgery, orthopaedics, keyhole surgery, laser surgery and endoscopy. We also have modern, purpose built facilities including a comprehensive in-house laboratory, digital x-ray and diagnostic equipment.

Salary is competitive and dependant on experience.

Please send your CV to: practicemanager@arkvetsheffield.co.uk

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