Veterinary Head Nurse

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    Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sam Ritson

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7193 4003

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

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Veterinary Head Nurse - North Tawton - Up to £35,000 per annum

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Veterinary Head Nurse to join our dynamic team. The Veterinary Head Nurse will play a key leadership role in managing our nursing staff, ensuring high-quality patient care, and fostering a positive work environment.

1. Leadership: Provide leadership and direction to the nursing team, including scheduling, training, and performance management.
2. Patient Care: Oversee all aspects of patient care, including administering medications, monitoring anesthesia, and assisting with surgeries and procedures. Contribute to the on-call nurse rota.
3. Client Communication: Communicate with clients regarding patient updates, treatment plans, and discharge instructions.
4. Equipment and Inventory Management: Maintain and organize medical supplies, equipment, and medications to ensure efficient operations.
5. Staff Training: Develop and implement training programs for nursing staff to enhance their skills and knowledge. Clinical coach to a Student nurse, training given.
6. Staff organisation of on-call rota and day to day responsibilities for the nursing team.
7. Quality Control: Monitor and maintain high standards of care and cleanliness throughout the practice, including the branch surgeries.
8. Collaboration: Collaborate with veterinarians and other staff members to provide comprehensive care for patients.
9. Emergency Response: Assist during emergency situations, including triage, stabilization, and treatment.
10. Administrative Tasks: Complete/oversee administrative duties such as record-keeping, insurance claims billing, and inventory management and stock control.
11. Supervise anaesthetic monitoring and Radiography monitoring.
12. Continuing Education: Stay current with advancements in veterinary medicine and management through continuing education and professional development.

1. Registered Veterinary Nurse: Certification as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) or equivalent qualification.
2. RPS training will be provided
3. Leadership Experience: Previous experience in a leadership or supervisory role within a veterinary clinic or hospital. Would be advantageous but could be a first step for someone with the support of the Directors.
4. Clinical Skills: Proficient in all aspects of veterinary nursing, including anesthesia monitoring, surgical assistance, and medical treatments.
5. Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with clients, the whole team, and veterinarians.
6. Organisational Skills: Strong organisational and multitasking abilities, with attention to detail.
7. Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
8. Compassion: Demonstrate compassion and empathy for animals and their owners.
9. Flexibility: Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed.

Hours 8 hours day 8.30-5.30 or 9-6pm last appointment 5.15pm. Approximately 5-6 nights on call in one calender month, vets call nurses if required, on call from your own home 20 minutes from North Tawton. One Saturday morning per month 9-1pm. 41-hour week, additional on call payment and mileage paid if called out.

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JOB ID: J45619

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