Head Veterinary Nurse- Southgate

Southgate, London (Greater)
£27,543 - £28,635 per annum depending on experience
25 Feb 2021
25 Mar 2021
Job Type
Head Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our busy Southgate practice. This role would be suitable for a Registered Veterinary Nurse however a 3rd year student due to qualify may be considered. Previous experience working in a small animal practice is required. The role will involve all aspects of nursing as well as the day-to-day running of the practice. This position provides you with the opportunity to develop nursing clinics and use your initiative to promote new ideas; more responsibilities will form part of this role with full support being provided by the nursing team.

As a Head Veterinary Nurse you will be responsible for a variety of nursing duties as well as sharing best practice with your team and helping to support and develop the student nurses in your practice. All of our head nurses are provided with dedicated support from our head-office; here the stress of managing your rota, dealing with recruitment, H&S, practice standards, marketing (and much more!) is taken care of, and 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!

You will be working 40 hours per week with the standard 1 in 6 weekend shifts as well as a fair share of bank holiday and on-call.

Salary and Benefits

Salary £27,543 - £28,635 per annum depending on experience

£300 CPD allowance, 2-days CPD leave and in-house CPD available

Ongoing training is provided as relevant to your role

RCVS and VDS fees paid

5 weeks paid annual leave

Exclusive company discounts and rewards

A friendly, supportive environment within a rewarding role

Medivet is growing rapidly and it is an exciting time to join us - we encourage growth and development within your role and are truly committed to help our Medivet community achieve their goals.

Key accountabilities:

Work closely with the lead vet to manage the day to day running of the practice

Debt management

Clinical coach responsibilities for Student Nurses

Training of Patient Care Assistants and Student Nurses 

General nursing responsibilities 

Ensuring practice standards and health & safety policies are being kept up to date in branch


Full time position at Medivet Southgate however weekends, bank holidays and on-call at Enfield 24 hour Hospital. We do ask for nearby branches to support and work together, so partial shifts elsewhere may be asked of to help other teams.

The successful Head Nurse candidate will join a friendly team at Medivet Southgate that comprises of a Lead Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Surgeon, a Student Nurse and experienced Patient Care Assistant. 

The practice is situated at the end of a bustling high street with many local amenities. Conveniently located close to London rail links and also has ample street parking.

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