Head Regisitered Veterinary Nurse - Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton, Hampshire
Competitive salary
02 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2021
BH2634 W21.0348
Paige Suckley
Job Type
Head Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a head veterinary nurse to join our friendly team. The position is 4.5 days week (30-40 hours) with 1 in 4 Saturday mornings. No OOH and no on call. This is a busy and varied role so you will be confident in your nursing and leadership skills. We are looking for someone who can lead under pressure to help run the day ensuring a high standard of patient and client care is upheld. You will use your nursing skills to their full potential including theatre work and nurse consults. You will have an interest and want to learn about the business as well as how to motivate a team to achieve their personal goals. Ideally you will have experience and enjoy coaching or mentoring students. Most importantly you must LOVE what you do.

We are a friendly, well established first opinion practice with a highly experienced team of both vets, nurses and receptionists. We are located only a short distance from the lovely New Forest and from the relaxing coast lines there is plenty to do when not at work. Equipment includes digital x-ray, a modern ultrasound machine, tonopen and full in-house laboratory equipment. We are a dedicated and supportive team made up of 5 vets, 5 nurses, 2 SVN, 2 receptionists and 2 Practice Managers.

Previous senior position preferred but several years RVN experience will be considered. You must be able to lead the team by example, delegate where appropriate and be able to keep a calm head while under pressure and in stressful situations. The successful candidate will have a friendly caring nature along with good communication skills.

Benefits (pro rata):

  • 4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
  • 3 days paid CPD leave
  • £550 CPD allowance per annum
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Free uniform in a number of roles
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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