Head Veterinary Nurse - Head RVN London Hospital
Due to expansion, a rewarding career opportunity has arisen for a second Head Nurse to lead the nursing team at our busy small animal RCVS accredited 24h hospital in Wanstead, East London.
Key responsibilities: This would be a fully supported opportunity to advance existing line-management or senior nurse skills and would suit an experienced RVN with ECC experience and excellent clinical skills. The role would suit an RVN looking to take a step away from clinical work to further develop existing leadership and management skills. As a guide, we expect this role to be roughly 50:50 clinical (general nursing duties/ hospital floor coordination) and team support and administration. You will report to our Nursing Manager and work closely with our senior nursing team to ensure fulfilment of our philosophy of practising to the highest clinical standards and providing great client care.
The successful candidate will be capable of mature decision making whilst working in an ever-changing environment. We are looking for an exceptional individual with excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to motivate a highly skilled team of RVNs, SVNs and VNAs.
- Previous hospital or referral centre experience and clinical coach experience is essential, as is experience in a senior role and supervision of a team.
- This is a 40-hour per week position (Mon-Fri) with no rota’d weekends or on-calls.
The successful candidate will be rewarded with a generous salary and CPD allowance. We offer an excellent benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our SimplyHealth Plan which provides cash back on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractor fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD and paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees. We are also happy to support study towards certificates.
Wanstead offers a beautiful high street with a range of pubs, restaurants, and shops all within a short walking distance of the practice. Westfield, Stratford, and Central London are easily accessible via the Central Line or escape for a weekend walk in the nearby Epping Forest countryside.
Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. His son Philip took over the reins in the late ‘90s and remains the practice principal. We are now the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals, and our own nursing college. We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and we’re proud of our many 5-star reviews on Indeed and Glassdoor.
If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family-run business, apply now!
Closing date – 5th March 2021