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Permanent Head Registered Veterinary Nurse Clapham London

2 months ago

Commensurate with experience

Vet Seekers

David Maclellan

Clapham, London, United Kingdom

We are recruiting for a permanent Head Registered Veterinary Nurse to join a practice in Clapham London. This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week with a 1:4 weekend rota and time back in lieu after working a weekend. there is also a bank holiday rota and on call rota which is shared across the patch and works out roughly as 2-3 weeks of the year.

The practice

The practices provide a high standard of clinical care and pride themselves on having staff members who stand apart from the rest and have a real passion and vision for how they work. They provide ongoing training and support to all team members through dedicated training centres. All staff also benefit from the access to the best diagnostic equipment such as MRI machines and CT scanners and state of the art operating theatres in their nearest state of the art Animal Hospital.

The practice performs a large number of procedures including cardiac scans and endoscopy and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including Ultrasound, endoscope, laparoscopic stack system for keyhole surgery and a full in house laboratory.

The practice provides a high standard of clinical care and pride themselves on having staff members who stand apart from the rest and have a real passion and vision for how they work. They provide ongoing training and support to all team members through dedicated training centres.

Two of the Vets within the practice are certificate holding Veterinary Surgeons in cardiology and endo-surgery.

About the role

The role will involve all aspects of general nursing and the Head RVN will be expected to be proactive in maintaining their professional and clinical skills as well as looking at ways to develop standards within the practice further.

The RVN mist have a passionate and driven attitude and will be expected to ensure the client and patient experience is of the highest quality whilst also developing and leading the nursing team.

Who they are looking for

The RVN must have previous experience that is demonstrates initiative in patient welfare. They must be confident in their communication and customer service skills. Previous leadership experience would be an advantage but not essential. The must have a caring and empathetic attitude and be approachable. They must be compassionate with a genuine passion for animal welfare. They will enjoy mentoring and coaching fellow members of the team and will continue to look at ways I which the team can perform better as well as bringing out the best in all members of the team.

Key Details

Type: Small Animal
Hours: Full time Monday – Friday Full time
Weekends: 1:4 weekend rota at nearest animal hospital
Sole Charge: None
OOH: None
Branch work: None
Computer System: Bespoke system
Consultations: 15 Minutes
Team: 3 Vet, Head Nurse, SVN and 2 client care assistance.

About them

Large community of highly skilled Veterinary Professionals
Committed, forward thinking and deliver clinical excellence
Offers continual training with professional development along with a dedicated training centre
Provides advanced Veterinary diagnostic equipment including MRI Machines and state of the art operating theatres
Career progression opportunities available
Provides continual ongoing training to ensure personal growth and development
Provides state of the art diagnostic equipment

About you

You must have a friendly and compassionate attitude and be always approachable
You will be ambitious to continue with further education and training
You will enjoy training and providing support to others
You will have previous leadership experience ideally but this is not essential
You will have clinical coaching experience or be looking to become a clinical coach
You will be forward thinking, motivated, passionate with a genuine interest in animal welfare
You must be motivated and passionate about your work and share this and promote this ethos with other members of staff
You will enjoy working as part of a team
You will have a genuine passion for animal welfare
You will consistently deliver a high standard of clinical care
You will be caring, adaptable, hardworking, and reliable
You will have excellent communication and customer interfacing skills


The practice is fully equipped with all the latest diagnostic equipment and there is a wide range of state-of-the-art services available including:

Digital X-Ray
Multiparameter Machine
Orthopaedic facilities
24hr care


Salary: Commensurate to experience
Holiday allowance: 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
Workplace Pension Scheme
CPD: £300 allowance plus 2 days to attend
Access to a learning and development platform
Access to employee assist programme
Internal courses available ongoing
Attendance bonus schemes
Memberships: Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS and BVA)
Exclusive company discounts and rewards scheme

Must haves:

• RCVS registered and qualified

• Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

• Excellent communication skills

• 1 years’ post-grad UK 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 – 6.00pm 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: Clapham, London, United Kingdom

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