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Lead Education 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 Lead Education Nurse role is key to the business ability to provide a high level of clinical standards. The Lead Education 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.

Working with the Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM), the Lead Nurse - Education will identify areas of training development needs within the nursing team and ensure that nursing team education across the business is managed as effectively as possible.

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 Lead Education 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.

Lead Education Nurse responsibilities will include:
  • Work with the Clinical Nursing Manager to help support the identification, prioritisation and implementation of learning, development and CPD for associates in the nursing team to include developing/using a skills matrix to highlight training gaps.
  • Ensure at the nursing team utilises centrally delivered and funded CPD and have oversight of CPD requests for external courses not on offer in Linnaeus.
  • Be aware and utilise the support that the VN Central Professional Development Team can provide in terms with group wide CPD provision, site level CPD, targeted Associates developments and career progression advice.
  • Work with the Clinical Nursing Manager to ensure that all new nurses entering the business are supported to complete their induction
  • All new SVNs/PCAs entering the business are supported to receive a Training Agreement and complete their induction.
  • Manage Training Practice (TP) approval and maintenance / on-going audits from the Primary Centre.
  • Maintain and demonstrate knowledge of the RCVS Day One Skills and Competencies, and Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses.
  • Work with the Linnaeus Pre-registration Experience Management Team and Clinical Nursing Managers to ensure utilisation of both college and university placements to suit the business needs.
  • Work with the Linnaeus Pre-registration Experience Management Team to ensure that eligible students are able to access the apprenticeship funding available.
  • Manage and support the SVNs to ensure they are only permitted to undertake Schedule 3 procedures that are aligned with their stage of education, and that have been approved by their course provider.
  • Manage and support Clinical Supervisors and Mentors to ensure they are appropriately trained and supported to carry out their role, receive allocated and protected time to carry out their role, receive allocated practice funding for standardisation and relevant training

• 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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