Deputy Head Nurse Role At The London Cat Clinic
3 weeks ago
The London Cat Clinic
Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom
The London Cat Clinic has a rare opportunity to join the team as our Deputy Head nurse.
We are an independent, purpose-built, award-winning feline-only veterinary practice with an outstanding reputation for clinical excellence. In addition to our GP services, we offer feline referral services for internal medicine, ophthalmology and dentistry.
We are looking for a caring, cat-crazy, highly skilled and driven nurse who is passionate about delivering excellent standards of care to their patients. Our ideal candidate will be:
Passionate about expanding their knowledge
Hardworking and motivated to deliver exceptional nursing care
Delivers excellent feline-friendly nursing and adheres to our Gold standard Feline Friendly Protocols (training provided)
Is confident in monitoring anaesthesia, assisting with surgeries and performing critical care nursing to our intensive patients
Committed to continuing to build on our reputation for excellent customer service through strong client relationships
A dedicated clinical coach to inspire the next generation of feline nurses
Previous experience in a senior role that included stock management, equipment maintenance, nurse meetings, reviews, rotas and leading a team.
You will be joining a passionate and dedicated team, in which the front-of-house team, the nurses and the vets completely rely on each other and we work as a cohesive unit to deliver the very highest levels of care and service. You should be dedicated to upholding our Ethos, ‘CATS’ - Committed, Accountable, Trusted and Striving for Excellence.
This full-time role consists of a rolling rota, where the nurses rotate around a variety of areas to include:
Inpatient care of our hospitalised patients, including critical care and monitoring patients recovering from surgery
Anaesthesia and surgery
Our surgical caseload ranges from routine neuters and COHATs to orthopaedic, soft tissue, endoscopy, ultrasonography and referral ophthalmology.
In terms of anaesthesia and theatre work, you will be expected to monitor anaesthesia confidently using state-of-the-art equipment, often for patients with complex medical conditions.
We are very proud of our nurse consultations and you will be required to be passionate about engaging clients, building rapport and discussing a range of topics including preventative healthcare, behaviour, and nutrition (in house training is provided)
Previous experience is a bonus, but rest assured, you will be inducted and given full training.
Shift pattern: Rolling rota of 5 days per week, with a week spent on each shift of inpatient care/ nurse consultations, anaesthesia and surgery (including ophthalmology referral), inpatient care and surgical recoveries. Each shift is 8-9 hours long. 1 in 4-weekend shifts followed by time off in lieu.
Salary £35000 - £37000 depending on experience
28 days holiday leave
3 days paid CPD leave
£500 CPD allowance per annum
Discretionary performance bonus
RCVS Membership paid
Discounted veterinary fees
Joining a close-knit team
Focus on employee wellbeing
Regular 1-2-1's with line managers
Annual pay reviews
Cycle to Work scheme
Discretionary paid bereavement leave
Company sick pay
Career progression opportunities
We are a Tier 2 Visa A-rated sponsor and will definitely consider sponsorship for the right candidate with an RCVS registrable qualification.
If you feel this role is right for you please submit a cover letter and your CV to [email protected]. If you would like an informal confidential chat call Alice on 0203 740 1112. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and we hope to welcome you as a new member of The London Cat Clinic team very soon
Tel: 0203 740 1112
Address: 82-86 Spa Road, Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom