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Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse Hampstead London

2 months ago

Up to £30,000 pro rata

Vet Seekers

David Maclellan

Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

We are recruiting for a permanent Registered Veterinary Nurse to join a small animal practice in Hampstead London. This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week with a 1:6 weekend rota which will be worked at the Animal Hospital in Hendon.

The practice

This is a friendly and supportive practice and is continuing to grow and now needs an additional RVN to join their team. They offer the opportunity to continue to develop your clinical skill set in a supportive environment whilst also leading a team.

The practice comprises of a team of 3 Veterinary Surgeons and a nursing team of 4 plus supporting staff. This is an established busy practice that is fully equipped with various facilities such as digital x-ray, Ultrasound, Endoscope and laparoscopic

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 the nearest animal hospital.

About the role

The role involves all aspects of general nursing including the day to day running of the practice. The role both offers the continued development and utilisation of the RVNS clinical skill set but also provides more responsibility in leading a nursing team and providing them with support and clinical coaching. The RVN will be responsible for assisting in the training of the patient care assistants.

The role also involves running nurse clinics and the RVN will be expected to promote new ideas with the full support of the nursing team.

Support is provided from Head office in terms of recruitment and staff rotas and marketing etc however there is some administration work involved with the role.

Who are they looking for

The role would suit an experienced RVN who has excellent leadership skills. They must be forward thinking and organised with a motivated, professional, and ambitious attitude. They will involve clinical coaching or aspire to become a clinical coach and they will help provide support and guidance to the rest of the team including SVNs.

Previous head or deputy experience is required along with the ability to work well under pressure. They must be passionate about animal welfare, be computer literate and have a great eye for detail. Excellent customer care and communication skills are essential.

Key Details

Type: Small Animal
Hours: Full time Monday – Friday Full time
Weekends: 1:6 weekend rota
Sole Charge: None
OOH: None
Branch work: None
Computer System: Bespoke system
Consultations: 15 Minutes
Team: 2 Vet 2 RVN and support team

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
Previous leadership experience is advantageous but 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: Up to £30,000 pro rata
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: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

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