Head Veterinary Nurse (Hospital) - SW London
Richmond, United Kingdom
We’re a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. We’re set on building something extraordinary: creating the most forward-thinking and innovative place in the veterinary industry.
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.
Our mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means our employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.
We provide ongoing support to our teams, both in practice and through our dedicated training centre. This empowers you to get the very best from our advanced equipment while being on your journey to veterinary excellence.
We are looking for an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse to join the team as Head Veterinary Nurse at our fantastic hospital based in Richmond. We are a busy 24 hour hospital offering inpatient care, orthopaedic and laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, laser, ultrasonography and a first opinion and referral service.
As a Head Veterinary Nurse, you will lead a talented and enthusiastic team of RVNs, SVNs and PCAs and share their passion for giving gold standard care to our patients.
The role will involve all aspects of nursing as well as the day-to-day running of the practice. This position provides you with the opportunity to use your initiative to promote new ideas and protocols.
Previous experience working in a small animal practice is required. This is a full time permanent position, covering 40 hours a week over 5 days. This shift pattern includes 1:4 full weekends (days off in lieu given).
There is no reception work involved in this role, as we have a strong team of receptionists at the hospital. On-call is also minimal for this role, as we have a specialist night team in place.
Salary and benefits:
Competitive salary of up to £35,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Generous CPD allowance and in-house CPD available
Ongoing training is provided as relevant to your role
RCVS and VDS fees paid
25 days paid annual leave
A strong support network to help you in the role
Skills and experience
You must be a veterinary nurse who is registered with the RCVS.
Medivet 24 Hour Richmond provides a range of services, including X-Rays, ECG and Endoscopy. As it is the 24 Hour hospital in this region, it regularly supports other practices in the area with their patients.
The practice is based a 7 minute drive away from the famous Kew Gardens and is a short drive from Richmond Park - the home of the Isabella Plantation gardens and free roaming deer! Chiswick Bridge is also a short walk away, which provides stunning views of the River Thames.
Address: Richmond, United Kingdom