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Head Veterinary Nurse

Employer
Crown Vets
Location
Inverness, Highland
Salary
Salary up to £30,000 depending on experience
Closing date
8 Jun 2022
Phone number
07977XXXXXXX

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Job Details

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse required at Crown Vets Inverness

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Veterinary Nurse at Crown Vets. Crown Vets is an incredible, fast-paced practice, with three sites based in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

This role would be ideal for someone looking to make a huge impact in a well-established veterinary practice. As the Head RVN, you would have the ability to evolve the nursing team and their roles, create new protocols and make improvements as you see fit. 

Crown Vets are looking for someone with previous management experience, someone who is organised and can work well under pressure. You would have freedom to use your experience to come up with fresh and innovative ideas. Crown Vets care about their people so you must be dedicated to supporting your team. You should encourage your team to explore areas of interest, share their knowledge with each other and come together to achieve clinical excellence. Crown Vets continually invest in cutting edge equipment allowing their staff to work to their full potential and provide the very best service for their patients. No on call
 

  • 40 hours per week
  • Salary of up to £30,000 depending on experience 
  • Responsible and accountable for leading the Nursing and Auxiliary teams. Responsible for all aspects of the nursing and auxiliary team’s management to include, but not be limited to: recruitment, performance management, appraisal and absence management in line with Company policy.
  • To act as a role model to all clinical staff, demonstrating a strong clinical and leadership role.
  • Working with the Client Service Team to ensure a high-level customer of service is instilled in all members of the nursing and auxiliary teams.
  • Assist the Practice/Clinical Director in ensuring compliance with risk assurance processes including; health and safety; security; clinical governance, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) guidelines, and data protection
  • Create a clear and effective two-way communication within the nursing team ensuring all team members are kept up to date.
  • Responsible for the management of performance related issues
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Ensure completion of CPD log / online tracker in accordance with RCVS requirement
  • Liaise with Deputy Head RVN
  • Carry out clinical duties such as, anaesthesia, radiography, laboratory work and nurse clinics
  • Discuss new equipment requests management
  • Clinical coaching and organising of students are desired and to be managed between head nurse and deputy head nurse. Crown Vets are happy to put you though clinical coaching training if required
  • A strong desire to keep evolving and improving the clinical standards

About our wonderful team:

You will assist in the recruitment of a Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse and will work together to lead a fantastic team of 11 RVN’s, 3 VCA’s, 2 SVN’s and a Dispensary Assistant. You really will have the opportunity to put your own stamp on things.
 

Applicant Requirements 

Previous management experience is required, team player, organised.
 

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


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 you are looking for a new challenge set in the Scottish Highlands, we want to hear from you! Please Quote BH5510 as a reference when applying for this role. 

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Company

Crown Vets is a pioneering veterinary practice in the heart of the Highlands with conveniently located practices. Our premises on Argyle Street has been home to a veterinary practice since the mid 1970’s. Our practices are fully equipped and run by staff highly trained and dedicated.

Our Surgeries
Crown Vets Argyle Street
At our Argyle Street surgery, we offer first opinion consultations with our veterinary surgeons and nurses as well as performing a wide range of surgical procedures. Our Argyle Street surgery is also home to Crown Vets Referrals for advanced veterinary healthcare and procedures.
Further information can be sought at Crown Vets Referrals.
 
Crown Vets Canalside
At our Canalside surgery, we offer first opinion consultations with our veterinary surgeons and nurses. We have regular, dedicated cat only mornings for our senior cat clinics to be held in a peaceful environment.
 
Crown Vets Drumnadrochit
We are holding a monthly clinic at Glenurquhart Village Hall to help reduce stress in pets travelling for veterinary appointments without any additional charges. We offer routine, first opinion consultations with our veterinary surgeon and a collection service for pre-ordered veterinary prescriptions and food.

Find Us
Website
Location
58 Argyle Street
Inverness
IV2 3BB
GB
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