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Head Veterinary Nurse

Crossroads Veterinary Centre
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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

Head Veterinary Nurse required at Crossroads Veterinary Centre

The Role
Here at Crossroad Veterinary Centre, we are looking for a Head Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team. The role will be flexible and that will include working 40 hours per week over 4 days. It will also include 1 in 8 Saturday morning shifts but no OOH.

The successful candidate will be managing the nursing team, rota management, stock control and ordering, managing servicing and repairs of clinical equipment and basic day to day running of the hospital.

About Us

The main surgery in High Wycombe is the primary location for this role. We are located in the picturesque Buckinghamshire, with easy links to fast trains to London and countryside alike.

This surgery is also serviced by Vets Now OOH. The 3 surgeries are staffed by a total of 9 Vets, 8 RVN’s, 4 Student Nurses, 3 PCA's, 14 Receptionists as well as 1 Administrator and 1 Practice Manager. We also have 1 certificate holder in Advanced Veterinary Practice small animal medicine and there will be regular visits from referral Orthopaedic and Cardiology Specialists.

The facilities include digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy. We have been established for almost 60 years and we pride ourselves in the continual efforts to offer the best in Veterinary Care.

We have good relations with local charities and rehoming centres. Our goal is to maintain the balance between small and personal while being technically advanced and growing.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse with experience working as part of a nursing team and ideally having some management/leadership experience. You must be able to use initiative, multi-task and remain calm under pressure, lead by example and be approachable and friendly.

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 BH4246 when applying for this role.

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Crossroads Veterinary Centre has been established for over 50 years now and we seek to offer the best in Veterinary Care from all of our 3 surgeries.

We are B.S.A.V.A registered and have membership of F.A.B -Feline Advisory Bureau and accredited to the RCVS at Tier two.

Find Us
01494 459095
54 West Wycombe Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2LP
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