Head Veterinary Nurse

Job title: Head Veterinary Nurse Location: Islington, Greater London Practice: Zasman Vet Islington Hours: Full Time Contract type: Permanent

About Us

Medivet Islington Liverpool Road is a modern, spacious and well-equipped practice based in North London.

Our practice has a fantastic team and we’re excited for you to join our journey! We have a great client base who are dedicated to their pets and there is lots of opportunity to thoroughly work-up cases in-house.

The Role

Our nurses are dedicated to providing the very best care, every day.

We are seeking someone with leadership experience, approachability and a passion for getting the best out of people!

In this highly rewarding and fulfilling role, you'll work closely with vets in practice, performing essential nursing duties and ensuring our patients have everything they need.

As an experienced RVN, you can even help shape the next generation as a Clinical Coach, using your knowledge and skills to help train and support nurses of the future.

This role offers a salary package of up to £34,500 per annum to include:

  • Salary £32,500 per annum
  • Plus £2000 London weighting allowance
  • £750 CPD allowance with 2-days CPD leave
  • RCVS, VDS and BVNA memberships
  • 4-day week with 1:6 weekends - average of 38.66 hours per week
  • 5-weeks annual leave plus bank holidays

Key Accountabilities

  • Leading a team and managing your SVNs and PCAs in practice
  • Nursing/discharge of in-patients, prioritising patient welfare and care
  • Nurse consultations
  • Training of junior nurses and supporting students in practice
  • Running in house lab samples and organising repeat prescriptions

Skills and Experience

  • Registered with the RCVS
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Commitment to animal welfare
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong communicator with both colleagues and clients
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to use your judgement and make decisions
  • Ensure policies and procedures are implemented in your practice and adhered to by all your team

The Branch

Our practice is situated in a fantastic area of London, just a short walk from Essex Road, Angel and Highbury & Islington Tube and Overground Stations.

We have a friendly 3-vet team supported by PCA/SVN, and 2 Receptionists.

The practice is well-equipped with digital and dental x-ray, ultrasound, tonometer, bronchoscope and endoscope, blood pressure machine, ECG, full lab including microscope, haematology and biochemistry analyser, bone kit as well as a full ex-lap kit including suction and diathermy.

Through Medivet’s collaborative approach, we have access to advanced diagnostics, seamless round the clock care via our Kensington hospital, and the input of certificate holders and wider colleagues. This allows us great follow through on our cases when things go beyond first opinion level.

Our address is 144 Liverpool Road Islington London N1 1LA 

To apply for the Veterinary Nurse role, click the apply now button.

If you don’t have an up-to-date CV or would prefer an informal chat about the role before applying, please contact Georgia on georgia.lister-cook@medivet.co.uk