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Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse (VETSEEK-13159)

Chippenham, Wiltshire

Head Veterinary Nurse

£30,000 to £35,000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

We are recruiting for a small animal practice in Chippenham who are looking for a Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse to join their team.

The practice is looking for an empathetic and ambitious RVN who has at least 5 years of experience working in a small animal practice. The role will involve all aspects of nursing and you will be prepared to develop your skills by leading the nursing team and collaborating with the wider team. The main duties of a head nurse will be managing the day-to-day running and supporting the young team of nurses and VCAs.

You will perform your nursing duties with confidence and competence to provide the gold standard of care to the practice's loyal clients by assisting vets in surgical procedures. You must have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills. Your nursing duties will involve managing the kennels, assisting in the operating theatre, and consulting.

This role is full time for 38 hours per week, along with Saturdays from 9am to 1:30pm on a rota. There will be no OOH work or on-call duties.

Duties:

  • Assisting in the day to day running of the practice
  • Admissions and discharges
  • Working alongside the non-clinical and clinical team to ensure the smooth delivery of patient and client care
  • Be responsible and take ownership of tasks
  • Monitoring operations and assisting the vet in surgery
  • Administering medications and taking records accurately
  • In patient care
  • Nurse clinics
  • Measuring blood pressure, sampling, and pharmacy work

Key details:

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week
  • Weekends: Saturdays on a rota, 9am to 1:30pm
  • OOH: None
  • Branch work: N/A
  • Computer system: RX Works
  • Consultations: 15 minutes
  • Team: 1 vet, 1 RVN, 1 SVN and a supportive non-clinical team

About them:

  • Bright and spacious practice with air conditioning and all modern facilities
  • Highly experienced team
  • State of the art facilities
  • Progressive forward-thinking practice
  • Supportive and friendly practice
  • Highly experienced team
  • CPD is actively encouraged and supported
  • Offers excellent career development opportunities
  • Excellent reputation within the community
  • Passionate about delivering a high standard of clinical care
  • Provide mental health and wellbeing support

About you:

  • You will have excellent all-round nursing skills
  • You will embrace all aspects of the role
  • You will be ambitious to continue your learning and development
  • You will have excellent multitasking and prioritisation skills
  • You will work to deliver a high standard of clinical care
  • You will have a motivated and passionate attitude
  • You will be keen to develop an area of special interest
  • You will be willing to go the extra mile within your duties
  • You will have strong organisational skills
  • You will have good administrative skill for stock control
  • You will have a genuine passion for animal welfare including preventative healthcare
  • You will have excellent communications skills and be able to develop working relationships with clients and fellow members of staff

Facilities:

The practice offers a huge range of veterinary facilities and services including:

  • Emergency cover
  • Microchipping
  • Orthopaedics
  • Operating theatre
  • Separate cat and dog waiting areas
  • Isolation unit
  • Echocardiology
  • Blood pressure monitor
  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • In-house laboratory
  • X-ray
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Nurse clinics
  • Home visits
  • Cruciate surgery
  • Dentistry

Package:

  • Salary: 30,000 to 35,000 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: Generous annual leave
  • Pension: Contributory pension scheme available
  • CPD: Generous allowance
  • Rewards: Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with high street retailers and restaurants
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Memberships: Professional fees paid
  • Discounts: Discounted veterinary care for your pets
  • Excellent career opportunities and development due to the varied case load
  • More benefits available

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom

Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the Vet Seekers team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 13159

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk

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Vet Seekers was established in 2016 and is a multi-award-winning specialist veterinary recruitment agency (2019, 2020, 2021) and acts as an employment business for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry across the UK and overseas.

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