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Highland Council - Inverness

Head Veterinary Nurse Crown House Vets, Argyle Street Argyle St, Inverness IV2 3BB, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 22 Jun 2022

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse required at Crown Vets Inverness

Job Description

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Veterinary Nurse at Crown Vets. Crown Vets is an incredible, fast-paced practice, with three sites based in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

This role would be ideal for someone looking to make a huge impact in a well-established veterinary practice. As the Head RVN, you would have the ability to evolve the nursing team and their roles, create new protocols and make improvements as you see fit. 

Crown Vets are looking for someone with previous management experience, someone who is organised and can work well under pressure. You would have freedom to use your experience to come up with fresh and innovative ideas. Crown Vets care about their people so you must be dedicated to supporting your team. You should encourage your team to explore areas of interest, share their knowledge with each other and come together to achieve clinical excellence. Crown Vets continually invest in cutting edge equipment allowing their staff to work to their full potential and provide the very best service for their patients. No on call

  • 40 hours per week
  • Salary of up to £30,000 depending on experience 
  • Responsible and accountable for leading the Nursing and Auxiliary teams. Responsible for all aspects of the nursing and auxiliary team’s management to include, but not be limited to: recruitment, performance management, appraisal and absence management in line with Company policy.
  • To act as a role model to all clinical staff, demonstrating a strong clinical and leadership role.
  • Working with the Client Service Team to ensure a high-level customer of service is instilled in all members of the nursing and auxiliary teams.
  • Assist the Practice/Clinical Director in ensuring compliance with risk assurance processes including; health and safety; security; clinical governance, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) guidelines, and data protection
  • Create a clear and effective two-way communication within the nursing team ensuring all team members are kept up to date.
  • Responsible for the management of performance related issues
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Ensure completion of CPD log / online tracker in accordance with RCVS requirement
  • Liaise with Deputy Head RVN
  • Carry out clinical duties such as, anaesthesia, radiography, laboratory work and nurse clinics
  • Discuss new equipment requests management
  • Clinical coaching and organising of students are desired and to be managed between head nurse and deputy head nurse. Crown Vets are happy to put you though clinical coaching training if required
  • A strong desire to keep evolving and improving the clinical standards


About our wonderful team:

You will assist in the recruitment of a Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse and will work together to lead a fantastic team of 11 RVN’s, 3 VCA’s, 2 SVN’s and a Dispensary Assistant. You really will have the opportunity to put your own stamp on things.

Applicant Requirements 

Must be a qualified RVN on the RCVS register and have experience either within a 1st opinion or referral setting or both. Must be confident in sole charge and have the ability to offer a progressive forward thinking management style. This role would be ideal for an RVN looking to potentially move into their first management role.

 Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday 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 focussed 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 you are looking for a new challenge set in the Scottish Highlands, we want to hear from you! Please Quote BH5510 as a reference when applying for this role. 

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