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Head Veterinary Nurse - Temple Fortune

5 months ago

Competitive salary


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Temple Fortune, United Kingdom

About us

The role

We are seeking a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our our team at Medivet Temple Fortune in North London. 

We fully support our nurses in completing certificates to further their knowledge, and offer supportive, engaging career pathways. Our dedicated learning platform provides collective support with tips and tricks across the whole of Medivet and online learning which you can manage at your own pace.

No matter where you are within your career you will have access to further training and support with all the tools to continue your professional development.

Salary, hours and benefits:

Key accountabilities

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 Branch Partner 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

We are looking for someone with leadership qualities, approachability, outstanding organisational skills and a passion for getting the best out of people. 

Ideally two years post-qualification experience, although previous work as an HVN is not essential. Clinical coaching experience or willingness to become a Clinical Coach is essential.

A driving licence is essential, and the surgery has a van for regular transport of patients to Hendon hospital.



Medivet Temple Fortune is a busy and thriving practice in North London. 

We have a fantastic team led by our Branch Partner and Lead Vet, Justine Berger who is well respected in the local community and has built up a strong client base. In addition, we have our second vet, four support staff and receptionist. 

Temple Fortune offers all our routine services as well as advanced diagnostic techniques like radiography, ultrasonography and CT and MRI scans. We also carry out routine and complex surgeries, as well as other services such as acupuncture, dentistry and referral service for feline behavioural disorders.

The surgery is in a great location on the Finchley Road in a parade of shops, cafes and restaurants. It has a prominent shop front and spacious reception, consult, prep and theatre. There is also free parking and easy transport links.

Address: Temple Fortune, United Kingdom

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