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***Permanent Head Nurse Required - Career Development Opportunity - Cheshire*** Ref: SD 14154

2 weeks ago

JHP Recruitment Ltd

Sean Durkin

Cheshire, Cheshire, United Kingdom

My client in the Cheshire area is looking for a new Head Nurse to add to their existing team of 3 vets, 1 PT RVN, 1 SVN, 1 ACA and 2 Receptionists.


This is a chance to run Nurse Clinics, be a Clinical coach at a cat friendly practice. As a small practice with a very supportive Clinical Director, this could provide an opportunity for someone to progress into their first leadership role.


Hours are based on 37.5 hours a week on a rota system Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. The role involves working weekends as part of a rota, 1:4 Saturdays 8:30 am to 12 noon which is taken back as TOIL when worked.


The role involves working 1:8 Saturday or Sundays at their partnered hospital setting and up to two Bank Holidays per year.


There is the opportunity to consider working 4 longer days and also for less than full-time hours for the right candidate.



General Duties:

Ensure familiarity and adherence to the RCVS Code of professional conduct

Ensure that your registration with the RCVS remains up to date

Ensure that your duties are carried out to the highest standard

Ensure that your areas of personal responsibility are carried out to the highest standard and with the commitment required to carry them out effectively.

Assist the Veterinary Surgeons, in line with the code of professional conduct and schedule 3

Support any nursing assistants and/or student veterinary nurses in all aspects of nursing care including acting as a Clinical Coach

Maintain a cleaning regime within the practice to ensure high standards are maintained throughout

Ensure that all areas of your Veterinary Nursing role are completed correctly and efficiently following all guidelines

Carry out Nurse clinics and Nurse appointments

Advise clients on general pet healthcare

Assist in the maintenance of good stock control in all areas of the practice

Ensure that documentation and patient records are maintained and medications are correctly supplied to patients

Complete the equivalent of 2 days continuing professional development (CPD) each year, on topics discussed and agreed with your branch manager. CPD must be recorded in line with RCVS requirements and a copy kept at the practice for regular audit.

Reflect on your own performance, strengths and weaknesses and develop yourself to maintain competence in all aspects of your role.


Additional Notes:

The range of services and facilities provided at the practice include:

• Cat Friendly Waiting Room

• Routine Vaccinations

• Microchipping

• Extensive In-House Blood Testing

• Urinanalysis

• Dentals

• Digital X-Ray

• Digital Ultrasonography

• Separate Dog and Cat and Wards

• Routine Neutering

• Soft Tissue Surgery

• Anaesthetic Monitoring Equipment and Pulse Oximeter

• Home Visits


Salary and Benefits:

Salary levels for roles are just below £30k to £34,613 pa based on previous experience, qualifications and skills. This is for a 37.5 hour week so pro-rated for part-time hours. Any hours worked over 37.5 are paid at time and a half. They have an excellent benefits scheme that includes (on top of salary):-

• Twice a year discretionary bonus scheme

• 30 days holiday pa (including Bank Holidays) opportunity to buy or sell extra days

• Healthshield benefits (money back towards general wellbeing costs)

• Fun social events

• Dedicated Reception team so you can focus on nursing duties

• CPD 3 days / £600 pa plus potential for extra qualifications

• Clinical Coaching

• No OOH cover


If this would be of interest to you, please call/whatsapp Sean on 01392 249645 / 07508428526 or email [email protected]


Tel: 01392 249645 / 07508 428526
Address: Cheshire, Cheshire, United Kingdom

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