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Permanent Head Registered Veterinary Nurse North Finchley London

2 months ago

Commensurate with experience

Vet Seekers

David Maclellan

North Finchley, North London, United Kingdom

We are recruiting for a permanent Registered Head Veterinary Nurse to join a small animal practice North Finchley London. This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week with a 1:3 weekend rota with time off in lieu. Shifts vary between 8.30am – 5pm and 9.30am – 6pm and 11am – 7.30pm. There is an on call and bank holiday rota shared amongst the nursing team across the regional practices.

The Practice

This is a new busy practice which is continuing to grow from strength to strength. They now seek an additional RVN to join their team. The RVN would be joining the lead Vet along with an RVN and two PCAs. They offer onsite free parking and are close to local amenities and major transport links.

There is free parking and easy transport links.

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 looking after in patients as well as clients, assisting with the Veterinary Surgeons where required, administering medications, and ensuring that a high level of veterinary care is delivered. As Head RVN they will be responsible for ensuring health and safety protocols are adhered to along with training and developing the nursing team. The RVN will maintain their clinical skill set and there is support available to develop areas of special interest. The RVN will also explore ways of developing practice standards. The role requires a caring and empathetic attitude along with excellent communication skills. The RVN must demonstrate good leadership skills and ensure the efficient running of the nursing team and practice.

Who are they looking for

The role would be ideal for a confident and ambitious RVN looking to lead a team and become a clinical coach. The RVN must have two years’ experience since qualification as a minimum. The RVN must support and develop the team whilst also providing daily nursing duties and lead by example. There is plenty of support available from management with a in house training programme available.

Previous head nurse experience would be advantageous but not essential but the RVN must be looking to take their next career step. The RVN must have excellent communication and customer care skills and be able to build client relationships easily.

Key Details

Type: Small Animal
Hours: Full time Monday – Friday Full time
Weekends: 1:3 weekend rota
Sole Charge: None
OOH: None
Branch work: None
Computer System: Bespoke system
Consultations: 15 Minutes
Team: 1 Vet 1 RVN and 2 PCAs

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: 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: North Finchley, North London, United Kingdom

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