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Head Veterinary Nurse Biscot Mill Vet Centre Biscot Rd, Luton LU3 1AZ, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 5 Aug 2022

Head Nurse required at Biscot Mill Vet Centre

Job Description

The Role

We are looking for a skilled Registered Veterinary Nurse to take the lead role as Head Veterinary Nurse at our Biscot Mill surgery. The successful candidate will be expected to oversee the smooth running of the clinical day. Our Head Nurse will play a pivotal role between nurses, vets, and the administration team; working closely with the Clinical Director and Practice Manager to deliver an outstanding service to our clients. 

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 per week with the possibility of working a 4.5- or 5-day week shift pattern which will involve early and late shifts. Our OOH is covered by VetsNow.

About Us

We are a friendly, long-established small animal practice that has been caring for Luton's Pets for over 40 years. Our practice is RCVS accredited and has a recently refurbished dental suite alongside digital x-ray and dedicated theatre areas. We have large consulting rooms and a bright and airy reception area. There are great train links into London (40 Min), and we are also only 10 minutes from Luton airport.

About the Team and Culture

Our friendly team consists of 5 vets (1 certificate holder), 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Animal Nursing Assistants and 1 Student Nurse, all supported by our team of 5 Receptionists. Our team is passionate about providing an excellent standard of care to our clients and their pets. We have a small friendly team who love to socialise and always enjoy our practice outings.

Applicant Requirements 

Our ideal candidate will be a passionate and confident nurse – registered with the RCVS. This is an opportunity to join a passionate team with a head office that actively encourages undertaking further qualifications that interest you. 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.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

•    Increasing holidays 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 focused 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 and quote reference BH6682.

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