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Head Registered Veterinary Nurse - Newton Abbot

Powderham Veterinary Group
Newton Abbot, Devon
Salary range is £22,500, £26,000.
Closing date
20 Jan 2022

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic Head Registered Veterinary Nurse, with leadership skills, to join our team on a full time basis. Duties will include managing our nursing team to ensure that we all work to practice standards, working with the Clinical Director and the veterinary team to ensure we continue to provide an outstanding and award-winning level of client and patient care. Part of the role will also include coaching and supporting our trainee nurses at the practice. The position is 5 days a week, with no on call and maybe 1 in 4 Saturday mornings. Salary range is £22,500, £26,000.

Powderham Veterinary Group is a dedicated RCVS Accredited Small Animal Practice in Devon. We take pride in providing excellence in patient and client care alike, while being part of a fun and supportive team. We aim to make full use of and develop staff skills within an open and trusting environment and to encourage education for our team members as well as clients. We are small, close knit team of 3 Vets, 5 RVNs, 1 SVN and a strong supportive reception team. We are based in a beautiful part of the country, set between the moors and the sea.

The successful candidate will either have previous experience of being a Head Nurse or be an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse who has an interest in management and is looking for the next step in progressing their career. It is essential to have excellent communication skills while being supportive, assertive, and positive. Previous experience in a similar role would be desired but not essential as we are able to offer training and support for the right candidate.

Benefits (subject to 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, 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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The Powderham Veterinary Group is a long-established modern veterinary practice based at our two surgeries in Newton Abbot and Torquay.

All surgeries are by appointment with morning, afternoon and evening sessions at both branches.

Our Torquay Surgery is a purpose built premises and opened in January 2012, due to relocation from our old Torquay surgery on Newton Road. This has enabled us to offer a broader and better service to our clients and patients.

We treat all animal species including farm animals, horses and pets.

The practice covers a wide area surrounding Torquay and Newton Abbot including Buckfastleigh, Widdecombe-in-the Moor, Bovey Tracey, Christow, Dunsford and Teignmouth.

Find Us
01626 365119
7 Powderham Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 1EU
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