Head Veterinary Nurse

  • Location Beckenham, London (Greater)
  • Salary Competitive Salary package depending on experience
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • FR03670
  • Closing date 25th Oct 2022

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The role:

We are seeking a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our Beckenham 24-Hour Hospital.

Beckenham 24-Hour is a busy hospital, led by our Branch Partner, Sean, and Lead Vet, Daniel. We are a six-vet clinic plus a dedicated night team who manage all out-of-hour care for the region's 15 surrounding branches.

The practice is equipped with digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, gastroscope, bronchoscope, laparoscopy, orthopaedic equipment, ultrasound as our machinery plus a wide array of more emergency equipment. With CT suite due to be built in the near future!

Competitive salary package to include:

  • - £750 CPD allowance with 2-days CPD leave and in-house CPD available
  • - Hours: 40 per week with 1:6 weekends
  • - RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • - 5 weeks paid annual leave plus bank holidays
  • - Fair share of bank holiday cover 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 Programme
  • - Improved Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • - 100% attendance scheme
  • - 1-day 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, as well as taking action to create a positive environment that results in stable retention for your branch.

Branch:

Beckenham has lots of character and charm, it was recently voted one of the best commuter towns with fast direct access into London for all the capital has to offer!

There is a lively High Street with restaurants and shops as well as Beckenham Place Park right on our doorstep.

The practice is situated in a quiet, leafy residential area with excellent train and tram links including Thameslink, Southeastern, and Southern Train Lines. We also have staff parking available.

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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