Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Job title: Head Registered Veterinary Nurse Location: Addlestone, Surrey Practice: Medivet Woodham Lane Hours: Full Time Contract type: Permanent

The Role

Joining our professional, personable team in the practice, you’ll deliver exceptional care by going beyond consulting to listen and empathising, putting patients and clients first, always.

As well as your day to day duties within practice caring for your patients and clients, you will have the drive and ambition to develop the practice optimising the client and patient experience, promoting safety while training, developing and leading the entire nursing team.

You’ll also be proactive in maintaining your own professional and clinical skills, carry out accurate and timely reporting and explore ways that we can further develop our standards.

As a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse, you’ll already have good knowledge of how a dynamic, practice runs efficiently and effectively. Sharing our values being trustworthy, caring and progressive, you’ll also take the initiative in patient welfare and have caring, thoughtful communication skills. Just as important are the leadership skills essential to enabling your team to work as one and look ahead to see how they can be even better.

The role will involve all aspects of Nursing as well as the leading the nursing team. It would suit a confident RVN who is ready to take the next step into a Head Nurse position or who has previous Head Nurse experience. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years qualified experience. Clinical coaching experience or at least enthusiasm to become a Clinical Coach is essential. We are looking for someone who is keen to support and develop our Student Nurses, junior RVNs and Care Assistants and is not afraid to get stuck in with the duties and to lead by example.

You will be fully supported we offer management training. You'll have a friendly and positive attitude and want to progress and expand your knowledge and skills further. Strong mentorship and support will be available to help you develop your career and get the most satisfaction from your job.

This is a full time position working 5 days per week, however we can potentially be flexible with hours/days worked. Please email carlie.smith@medivet.co.uk to discuss what you are looking for. 

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary of £32,500 per annum
  • CPD allowance with 2-days CPD leave
  • RCVS, VDS and BVNA membership fees
  • 25 days annual leave (equivalent to 5 weeks) plus bank holidays
  • Improved Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Additional benefits, including 100% attendance scheme
  • ‘Peternity’ leave

Please do not hesitate to email carlie.smith@medivet.co.uk for further enquiries.

Key Accountabilities

  • Clinical Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Nurse Consults
  • Training and mentoring

The Branch

Situated within the beautiful county of Surrey, the Woodham Lane practice is a beautiful facility which was historically family led.  As a recently acquired practice, Medivet are looking for a Head Nurse who can promote change and develop a strong team to support our Lead Vet and new front of house teams, to grow and develop the business to reach its full potential.

It's strong client base makes for an excellent learning ground, with the opportunity for nurses to be exposed to a varied caseload, do nursing consults and expand themselves and their leadership skills.  This is the ideal opportunity for any nurse looking to make a practice their own, as well as have excellent work/life balance.

The clinic is airy and spacious with an open-plan prep room and on-site parking. The practice has local shops nearby and has great facilities including x-ray.

There's not much the location can't offer, in fact it's one of the South East's best kept secrets:

• 15 mins walk from West Byfleet train station, easy access to London Waterloo. 

• 5 mins from ample and beautiful green space (Horsell, Chobham and Wisley commons) and easy access to the       countryside of Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex beyond

• Within 30 mins of everything the city has to offer

• Easy access to airports