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Highland Council - Inverness

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

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 14 May 2024

Crown Vets - Small Animal - Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Job Description

Up to £33,000 DOE, plus up to £2,000 Relocation Allowance
We are seeking a dedicated and proactive Registered Head Veterinary Nurse to lead our team across three Inverness practices. In this pivotal role, you will oversee nurse consultations, theatre nursing, and inpatient care, while managing a team of veterinary care assistants and a dispensary assistant. With a focus on empowering your colleagues and optimising operational efficiency, you will play a key role in fostering a culture of excellence and innovation within the nursing department.
Supervise and mentor veterinary care assistants, ensuring optimal utilisation of resources and adherence to best practices. Oversee rota management, holiday scheduling, and performance appraisals for nursing staff. Maintain high standards of infection prevention and control, in line with regulatory requirements.
Facilitate regular team meetings and training sessions to promote collaboration and professional development.
Manage inventory and stock control processes, liaising with suppliers as necessary to ensure adequate supplies.
Implement and monitor improvements in working practices to enhance efficiency and client satisfaction.
About Crown Vets
Crown Vets Inverness operates three premier veterinary practices within the city, delivering exceptional first opinion care to a diverse range of animals including dogs, cats, small mammals, birds, and exotic species. Our main branch, situated in the vibrant heart of Crown, offers the dynamic atmosphere of a bustling practice, while our Culloden and Canalside locations provide opportunities for sole-charge consultations. Committed to excellence, we boast a dedicated team that thrives on mutual support and celebrates both individual and collective achievements.
Facilities and Culture
Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to cater to the unique needs of our clients and their beloved pets. We understand the profound bond between humans and animals, and our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, personalised care. Crown Vets fosters a positive work environment where camaraderie flourishes, evidenced by our regular staff events, charitable initiatives, and community engagement efforts. With a track record of successful fundraising ventures and community contributions, we take pride in our role as both veterinary professionals and local advocates.
Inverness Lifestyle
Nestled in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness offers a rich tapestry of cultural, recreational, and natural attractions. From charming cafes and lively music venues to scenic walking trails and exhilarating outdoor activities, the region boasts something for everyone. Families will appreciate the city's child-friendly amenities, including parks, petting farms, and educational festivals. With reputable schools and a vibrant arts scene, Inverness provides an ideal setting for both personal and professional fulfilment.
Team Dynamics
Our diverse team comprises 12 veterinarians, 12 registered nurses (including two student nurses), supported by veterinary care assistants, a pharmacy dispenser, and dedicated administrative personnel. Emphasising collaboration and continuous learning, we facilitate regular clinical discussions, ward rounds, and professional development opportunities. Our commitment to individual growth and collective success ensures a stimulating and supportive work environment.
Because our people matter
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –
Work-life balance
*6.8 weeks annual leave
*Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
*Your birthday as a paid day off
*Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
*Private Medical Insurance
*Cycle to Work scheme
*Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
*Non-accidental injury support
*£550 CPD allowance with 24 hours paid pro rata
*Certificate support
*Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
*Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
*All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
*Infection Prevention and Control Programme
*Quality Improvement Programme
Professional Memberships
*VDS cover
*RCVS fees
*Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
*Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer
*Discounted staff pet care
Join us at Crown Vets Inverness and embark on a rewarding career journey, where your passion for animal care and leadership skills will be valued and celebrated.
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