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Nurse Clinical Manager

Kingsway Veterinary Hospital
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Hospital, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Nurse Clinical Manager to join our team here at Kingsway Vet Group, Skipton Veterinary Hospital.
We are looking for a dedicated RVN to take a clinical lead within our nursing team. Based at our RCVS accredited hospital in Skipton you would have some responsibility for managing and co-ordinating theatre, liaising with vets to prioritise procedures to ensure a smooth running from day to day. We are looking for someone who strives for clinical excellence resulting in high standards of care for the pets who visit our hospital.
This role is full time, however for the suitable applicant working hours may be negotiable.  Our core working day is 8.30 am - 5.30 pm. There may be some later shifts required on the nursing rota to 7 pm. We do provide our own out of hours service so there may be a requirement to pick up some ad hoc cover for holidays or sickness but we anticipate this role to be carried out during the core working hours, Monday to Friday. The salary is dependent on experience.   

You must be extremely well organised and have lots of enthusiasm and energy to lead, motivate and encourage the nursing team.

Other duties will include leading clinical audits, clinical coaching for student RVN's, nurse appraisals, lead and develop nurse clinics, keep up to date SOP's, risk assessments and health & safety paperwork associated with both the running of the practice and adhering to RCVS PSS guidelines in order to retain our accredited hospital status.
About Us
Located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Kingsway is a well-established hospital and have been providing high quality veterinary care to the residents of Craven for over 85 years. The main hospital is purpose built and has been developed and refurbished to include 2 theatres, modern prep room, separate dog and cat kennelling areas.

We have a full in-house lab, ECG, digital x-ray, rigid and flexible endoscopy, ultrasound with colour flow doppler. We have a number of multi-disciplinary certificate holders for the work is varied.

We truly value our nurses and opinions. You would work alongside the nursing team and so will be involved in all aspects of veterinary nursing including clinics, post-op and in-patient care.
Applicant Requirements
We require an experienced RVN who has advanced clinical skills preferably with a Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing or equivalent. You should be able to demonstrate experience of leading and developing a nursing team, with the ability of sharing clinical knowledge to keep improving standards within the team. You would be part of the management team attending meetings as nurse clinical manager.
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata
 ·         Increasing holiday based on length of service
·         CPD paid days and allowance
·         L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
·         Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
·         Birthday leave
·         RCVS Membership paid
·         VDS cover
·         Discounted veterinary fees
·         Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
·         Cycle to Work scheme
·         Service-related company sick pay
·         Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
·         Relocation packages
·         Career progression opportunities
·         Free flu jabs
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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.

Please quote BH3980 when applying for this role.
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Our team of fully qualified, experienced vets and nurses are dedicated in providing the very best of up-to-date care in a professional and compassionate manner, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means you will see a familiar face most of the time.

We are able to draw on many years of experience and use modern, state of the art equipment and facilities to ensure that your pet can receive the very best of care. Several of our vets have gained further qualifications in their field of interest which has allowed us to provide a referral service to local practices for orthopaedics, spinal, soft tissue surgery and cardiology.

We also recognise the importance of preventative health care and regularly run free nurse health clinics such as diabetes, senior health checks, weight checks, rabbit clinics and dental awareness campaigns. The nurses also give free friendly advice about your pet's healthcare to try and ensure that he or she can lead a long healthy and happy life.

About Kingsway Vets Our main surgery is at Skipton which has just had a full refurbishment in February 2012. We also have two branch surgeries, all of which are easily accessible. Cross Hills surgery which can be used for neutering clinics and minor procedures and Silsden is used for consulting only.

Find Us
01756 793224
73 Otley Road
BD23 1HJ
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