Head Veterinary Nurse

  • Location Clapham Town, London (Greater)
  • Salary Starting salary £32,500 per annum
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • FR01616
  • Closing date 13th Jul 2022

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About us:

Building the best place to work in the veterinary industry is creating exceptional opportunities for people like you.

Here, you won’t just be part of the team, you’ll be part of our nationwide family. We’ve built a network of 330 practices with 22 state-of-the-art 24-hour centres that are all home to a family of professionals who provide a high standard of care. You won’t just help to deliver care, you’ll deliver exceptional care for your patients and clients. And you’ll do it all supported by your colleagues and some of the best training and development in the industry.

Join us where we’re building better every day.

The role:

Join our team and work to our new 4-day week, enabling a fantastic work-life balance with no impact to your salary!

We value our nurses and recognise the integral part they play within our teams. This new and improved rota will provide our exceptional RVNs with more flexibility and well-earned time back during the week.

In addition to better work-life balance, we are truly committed to helping our Medivet community achieve their goals!

We fully support our nurses in completing certificates to further their knowledge, and offer supportive, engaging career pathways. Our dedicated learning platform provides collective support with tips and tricks across the whole of Medivet and online learning which you can manage at your own pace.

No matter where you are within your career you will have access to further training and support with all the tools to continue your professional development.

Salary, hours, and benefits:

  • - Starting salary £32,500 per annum
  • - Plus £2000 London weighting allowance
  • - 4-day week with 1:4 weekends (with a view to moving to 1:6)
  • - Hours 08:30-18:00 and 10:00-19:00 / 38.66 hours per week
  • - £750 CPD allowance with 2-days CPD leave and in-house CPD available
  • - RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • - 5 weeks paid annual leave (equivalent to 22.7 days) plus bank holidays
  • - Fair share of bank holiday cover at Camberwell 24-Hour with time back in lieu
  • - Minimal on-call duties to support our dedicated night team, if required
  • - Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • - Access to the Employee Assistance Programm
  • - Improved Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • - 100% attendance scheme and ‘peternity’ leave

Key accountabilities:

In this role, you will assist with the financial and operational performance of your practice as well as the overall team performance and engagement.

You'll take pride in the delivery of exceptional clinical quality and care, encouraging a progressive clinical culture. And, ensure Medivet policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to by all of your team.

You'll work closely with the Lead Vet as well as our wider teams to ensure the general smooth running of your practice, from Practice Standards to Health & Safety, and ensure things such as debt are managed and controlled and any complaints are dealt with appropriately.

As a Head Nurse and Clinical Coach, you will develop and support your direct reports, holding one to one and providing regular feedback on their performance.

From time to time you may need to assist your Area Manager with recruitment by meeting potential new team members during a practice visit, as well as taking action to create a positive environment that results in stable retention for your branch.

Branch:

Medivet Clapham is situated in Abbeville Village in the heart of Clapham, South London.

Clapham is a lovely practice which is fast-paced and provides a similar environment to that of a mini-hospital - great if you like keeping nice and busy!

The team is made up of three Vets - two of which have over ten years of experience with certificate holders in Cardiology and Endosurgery. The nursing team is made up of the HRVN (that's you!) RVN, Student Nurse, and two Client Care Assistants.

This branch performs a high volume of procedures including endoscopy, cardiac scans, and lap spays, equipped with endoscopes, ultrasound, laparoscopic stack system for keyhole surgery, full in-house lab, ethylene oxide sterilisation, and digital x-ray.

Not familiar with the area? The practice is situated about 10 mins walk from both Clapham Common and Clapham South. There are also several nearby bus routes.

Apply today to become part of our family.

Progress your career with Medivet

Development is at the heart of everything we do. We have a wealth of opportunities for veterinary professionals to pursue their interests, develop their clinical and business skills, and take their careers in whichever directions they choose.

Why join us?

We’re a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.

Search our opportunities and apply today to become part of our family.

How we work

Medivet is a family of passionate, supportive and thoughtful veterinary professionals. We work as one team to support each other, grow the business, and make sure every pet receives the very best care.

Meet some of our people

Learn more about life at Medivet from colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Megan Jones

Deputy Head Nurse

“I branched out to other companies, but returned to Medivet having not found the same family community elsewhere.”

Jerry Dunne

Branch Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

“I thought I was going to stay for two years and move on to the next job but I fell in love with the team and the spirit of everything.”

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