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Lead Clinical Registered Veterinary Nurse

Palmerston Vets Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
Attractive Salary plus Benefits
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Small Animal
Job Type
Head Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Palmerston Veterinary Group are hiring

If you want to advance your career and step into a leadership role, look no further than our Buckhurst Hill Branch as we have a rare and exciting opportunity to join our excellent team!

The Clinical Lead Nurse will ensure that patients are managed as effectively as possible from a nursing perspective to support the profitability and further growth of the practice. Working enthusiastically with your team you will help maintain a happy, efficient working environment whilst providing outstanding patient and client care

Hours: Full time
Practice: Palmerston Vet Group, Buckhurst Hill
Rota: (40hrs/week) Mixture of early and late shifts Monday to Friday + 1:6 weekend shift
Salary: Up to £35,000 dependant on skills and experience held

We're looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse with at ideally two years post-qualification experience to join our team as a Clinical Lead Nurse and help our practice grow. As an ideal candidate, you would have excellent communication skills, be highly organised, and able to work comfortably with autonomy in a small but growing practice.

The Clinical Lead Nurse role is crucial to our business's ability to provide patients with the highest level of clinical care and will ensure that clinical standards & nursing care are aligned supporting the patient journey. The Clinical Lead Nurse will work closely with the clinicians and their team to cultivate a positive work environment and foster the practice's growth.

Lead Nurse responsibilities will include nurse duties such as, provision of nurse consultations, inpatient care, anaesthesia & assisting with procedures and line management of a small number of associates. The role will primarily focus on clinical duties, allowing protected time for leadership and administrative tasks that form part of the role.

Our Nursing Career Framework is designed to support career progression and development and supports clinically focussed pathways and a people leadership pathway. CPD including advanced qualifications is actively encouraged as this facilitates development of the veterinary nursing teams to ensure the team are fully utilised and support is in place to aid development of leadership skills. Our Nurse Career Framework also supports a competitive salary reflecting skills, and experience held while identifying future goals and opportunities
Detailed job description available on request

• 25 days holiday + bank holidays
• Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
• Enhanced equal family leave
• Enhanced sickness policy
• RCVS & VDS fees paid
• CPD allowance and allocated CPD days
• Access to an extensive range of clinical and non-clinical learning and development programmes
• Progression & development opportunities
• Staff discount schemes
• Discounts with PetPlan
• Wellness program, including;
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• Gym membership discount
• Cycle2Work scheme
• Eye care vouchers
• Flu vaccine voucher
• Recruitment reward scheme

About Us
Palmerston Veterinary Group was set up in 1968 in Buckhurst Hill, The Palmerston Veterinary Hospital was granted Veterinary Hospital status by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons the following year - one of the first in the UK to earn this privilege.
In February 2002, we opened the Walthamstow Veterinary surgery, seven years later launching the Hornchurch branch. We are delighted to have expanded our offering by welcoming our Woodford Green surgery to the family, in 2022.
We are dedicated veterinary professionals with the proven track record. Our team of veterinary surgeons, nurses and administrative staff are of the highest calibre.


Buckhurst Hill, one of the first veterinary hospitals! A Veterinary Hospital is a veterinary practice that has been independently inspected to ensure that they match up to the stringent requirements set by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. This is your guarantee that the Palmerston Veterinary Hospital meets the highest standards for veterinary practices in the UK.

The standards cover a wide range of areas, from nursing staff on duty 24 hours each day of the year, to monitoring anaesthetised pets and hygiene, to providing an isolation nursing care area.

Veterinary Surgeons are under no obligation to provide these extensive facilities; Palmerston Veterinary Group has chosen to meet these standards and to face regular inspections every four years. This helps us to maintain the highest standards of care for your pet.


Company info
Palmerston Veterinary Hospital
93 Palmerston Road
Buckhurst Hill

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