Head Veterinary Nurse**Independent practice** – Northumberland – ref:CE10592

Job Role

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Job Type




This is a fantastic opportunity for a Head nurse to join this independent practice in Northumberland. You would be leading a team of 5 nurses at this dedicated small animal practice. The hours are flexible with the practice happy to take someone on a 4 or 5 day a week basis or work the shifts around other commitments such as school times. You will receive 4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and an additional day per year up to 5 years.

The ideal candidate will have a desire to help nurture a genuine compassionate and caring environment for staff and for patients. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A high standard of customer and patient care. A team player who can motivate others. Strong organisational and time management skills. Confident, approachable, and flexible.

Responsibilities and duties:

· Responsible for leading the Nursing team at the branch.

· Responsible for all aspects of management of the nursing team.

· To act as a role model to all clinical staff, demonstrating clinical and leadership credibility.

· Responsible for overseeing the smooth running of administration.

· Work alongside the management team to ensure the smooth running of the branch.

· Ensure administration, equipment and stock requirements are completed accurately and timeously.

· Creation of and adherence to policies, procedures and best practice provide supportive guidance towards implementation and improvement where necessary.

· Assist receptions staff when necessary, including training reception staff in relevant aspects of veterinary nursing care.

· Manage a caring and compassionate nursing team who provide excellent patient care and customer service.

· Responsible for the management of the clinical areas.

· Allocate nurses and nursing tasks where required.

· Monitor and manage the clinical diary, appointments, and operations.

· Manage good communication between the clinical and administrative teams.

· Participate in the hiring and training of new nurses and student nurses.

· Oversee nurse clinics.

· Manage nurse rotas and absences in coordination with the management team.

· Coordinate with the nursing team leads at our other branches.

· Maintain professional nursing standards in accordance with RCVS guidelines.

· Understand and prioritise the needs of the practice as a whole.

If this position could be of interest, or for any more information, please contact Catherine on 01392 249139 or email your CV directly to catherine@jhprecruitment.com

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