Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse £35,000 per year Roehampton, Greater London Medivet Roehampton Full Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our Roehampton practice, this role would be suitable for a Registered Veterinary Nurse with previous experience working in a small animal practice.

The role will involve all aspects of nursing as well as the day-to-day running of the practice. The position would provide you with the opportunity to develop nursing clinics and to use your initiative to promote new ideas, share best practices and to support and develop student nurses.

This role will require undertaking more responsibilities but with the full support of your friendly experienced vets and the nursing team.

All our head nurses are provided with dedicated support from our head-office, managing your rota, health and safety, marketing and much more is taken care of. While there are still admin duties involved in your role, this support will allow you to spend more time managing your team and doing what you love, nursing!

We currently have a team of 9 including three Vets two RVNs who are all extremely friendly, making it a very positive work environment.

Our friendly practice features a dedicated kitchen and office space, two consultation rooms, a spacious reception area, separate kennels for dogs and cats, a state-of-the-art theatre equipped with monitoring tools, a dental x-ray machine, and a brand-new ultrasound machine. So you can really elevate your career in a well-equipped and modern veterinary practice! We are also RCVS standards accredited small animal practice.

We work in partnership with VVS allowing us to perform cardiac and abdominal ultrasounds under the guidance of specialist.

Our clinic is a very busy first opinion practice, situated on Putney Heath. It has been established for 19 years and has built up a very large and lovely client base. The practice is kept to a great standard and has recently had a rebrand to our reception and consult rooms.

We are also happy to support nurses with studying towards specialist certificates should they have an interest and passion to do so.

We’re based a short drive away from the famous Kew Gardens as well as Richmond Park – the home of the Isabella Plantation gardens and free roaming deer! Chiswick Bridge is also a short walk away, which provides stunning views of the River Thames.

This role will be a 40-hour week with a mix of early and late shifts, 1:6 weekends with time back in lieu.

Key Benefits

  • Health cash plan from day one (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Service.
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary.
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support.
  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Bank Holidays) rising to 38 with length of service.
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish.
  • Clinical CPD: £750 per year plus 2 days’ paid leave
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • VDS and RCVS fees paid.
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Cycle to Work scheme,
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services.

Role Accountabilities

Exceptional care is at the heart of everything we do at Medivet. That’s the care for our patients, our clients and for each other – we really want to make a positive difference through every interaction we have.
In this role you will:

  • Provide clinical leadership to the nursing team.
  • Consistently deliver exceptional care to your clients.
  • Support with surgeries and procedures, completing all pre and post procedure activity.
  • Lead, manage and promote nurse led appointments and Schedule 3 surgeries.
  • Deliver patient monitoring and care.
  • Manage admissions and discharges as directed by the Veterinary team.
  • Complete patient transfers to out of hours or enhanced care.
  • Dispense and check medication.
  • Deliver professional excellence, implementing and complying with all regulatory, practice and operational standards.
  • Inspire your team, sharing new or evolving practice standards and changes to processes.
  • Engage, coach and develop your team.
  • Pro-actively support and share clinical best practice across practices and the wider Medivet community.

Your Skills and Experience

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Nurse.
  • Experience of delivering exceptional patient and client care.
  • Able to confidently lead a clinical team.
  • Experience of implementing a progressive clinical culture through nurse clinics and nurse consultations.
  • Experienced in using coaching and influencing skills to get the best out of every colleague.

About Us

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference. This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients. Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.

This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.

Job number: FR04128