Head Veterinary Nurse - Highgate
North London, United Kingdom
We are seeking a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our practice in beautiful Highgate, North London.
This is a clinical leadership position working closely with our Lead Vet and nursing team to deliver exceptional care.
The ideal candidate will have two years post-qualification experience with leadership qualities, approachability and a passion for getting the best out of people!
We encourage growth within your role and are truly committed to help our Medivet community achieve their goals.
We offer clear Head Nurse career pathways, tailored by you to suit your individual needs as well as collective support with tips and tricks across the whole of Medivet and online learning which you can manage at your own pace.
So whether you're an established HVN or taking the first step into a management role, you will have access to further training and support with all the tools to continue your professional development.
Salary and hours:
- Hours 40 per week with 1:3 weekends
- Fair share of bank holiday cover with TOIL and minimal on-call duties
- £750 CPD allowance with 2-days CPD leave
- RCVS, VDS and BVNA membership fees
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Improved Maternity and Paternity Leave
- Exclusive company discounts and rewards
- Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
- Additional benefits, including 100% attendance scheme and ‘Peternity’ leave
In this role you will assist with 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 is 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 ones 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.
Skills and experience
Medivet Highgate is a lovely practice with friendly clients. Here, you will have the chance to make this practice the true heart of the community, not just in location but also in spirit!
We are a 1.5 vet team with a support team made up of our HVN (that's you!) SVN and Receptionist.
Highgate is a leafy residential area in the London suburbs with a quaint high-street. Highgate boasts plenty of gastro-pubs, tea rooms and beautiful 18th Century architecture.
This practice feeds into our Kensington 24-Hour Hospital for all out of hour care where we have a dedicated night team. We also have an ambulance service within the region to transport any patients to be hospitalised.
Address: North London, United Kingdom