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Permanent Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse Independent Practice Derby

2 weeks ago


Vet Seekers

David Maclellan

Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

We are working with an independent veterinary practice in Derby who are currently recruiting for a qualified veterinary nurse to join them then in a Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse role. This position will involve assuming a level of responsibility to assisting in the efficient running of the nurse and student nurse teams.

This will involve providing management, performance reviews, training, and coordination for all staff members of relevant level. You will need to be able to work professionally with the team and maintain a happy, efficient, and proactive working environment across the practice.

Key Details:

Type: Small animal only

Hours: 40 hours per week between 8:00am & 7:00pm each day

Weekends: 1 in 5 weekends to be worked on rota basis

Sole charge: None required

OOH: None required

Branch work: The practice do operate over 2 branches, some work will be required at both

Team: 4 Vets & 8 Qualifies Nurse and many support staff

About them:

Independent RCVS accredited small animal practice

Well established within the local communities and have a great reputation for providing high standards of care and a great service.

2 well equipped branches with facilities that include digital x-ray, ultrasound, in house laboratory and much more

Main duties:

• Supervise and monitor the quality of patient and client care

• Promote practice services and assist with managing practice finances

• Liaise with Head Nurse and nursing teams to ensure effective lines of communication at all times

• Assist in the recruitment and selection of nursing staff

• Run nurse clinics

• Carry out laboratory work

• Carry out discharge of surgical cases

• Perform post op consultations

• Place IV catheters and obtain blood samples

• Carry out blood pressure checks

• Assist in interesting surgical procedures

• Monitor and provide treatment to overnight and day patients

• Triage and assist with emergency procedures

The Person:

This role would be suitable for a qualified veterinary nurse with at least 2 years’ experience working in UK practices, with a positive and motivating work ethic. You will need to have full RVN experience and be comfortable with all nursing skills and procedures. It is essential that you are comfortable working alone and able to provide a high standard of patient and client care.

Ideally you will have strong leadership and management skills with some past experience to demonstrate. Mainly the ability to remain calm, sole problems, use initiative and hand difficult situations is key.

The Package:

Salary between £25,000 and £28,000 per annum DOE

CPD Funded and encouraged

Company pension scheme

Paid professional memberships

Discounted veterinary fee's

Bike2Work scheme

Must have:

RCVS registration

The right to work in the United Kingdom

Excellent customer service and communication skills

2 years post graduate experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV. Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

T: 0333 014 7374



Office hours are 8.30am - 7.00pm or email us outside of these hours and we will respond ASAP.

Vet Seekers act as an employment business and an employment agency for the supply of Locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry throughout the UK and overseas.

Tel: 0333 0147374
Address: Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

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