Head Nurse Role In The West Mids
West Midlands, United Kingdom
My client in the West Midlands are looking for a motivated, experienced RVN who is looking to take the next step in their career and join this fantastic team as Head veterinary nurse within their dedicated group with its genuine heart for animal welfare.
You will be working alongside the Senior Vet and management team to ensure the practice needs are met and leading the nursing team to provide exceptional care for pet and client alike.
They are looking for a nurse who is driven, with the ability to offer a progressive forward-thinking management style and is committed to animal welfare and team Wellbeing to thrive in a fast-paced, well-established practice.
With an experienced, skilled team of Veterinary Surgeons and nurses holding various certificates, they have a busy, varied caseload with a wide variety of procedures including specific nurses' clinics, orthopaedics, and soft tissue surgery.
The role is a permanent, full-time position based on a 4-day week with a regular day off and share of the weekend rota. No OOH's.
The Salary for this role is up to £32,000 depending on experience.
The client is a friendly, compassionate, progressive group. Established for over 25 years, they have 9 branches across the West Midlands, East Midlands, and Staffordshire.
The practice itself, provides a spacious, light, and airy perfect working environment with its recently refurbished large, bright reception and consultation rooms. We have separate theatre, prep room, x-ray room with digital x-ray, Dental x-ray, doppler ultrasound, endoscope, and in-house lab. ISFM cat friendly clinic.
Based in an excellent location close to the M6 and M5 motorways, within easy access to Birmingham with its train links and the rest of the country as well as two nearby airports.
They have a loyal client base, and the practice, with its dedicated, friendly, experienced team are highly trusted within the local community for providing exceptional veterinary care. They have the facilities and resources to enable their staff to work in a low stress, well organised, supportive, friendly, family feel atmosphere. Maintaining a good working environment, staff wellbeing and job satisfaction for all staff is of high importance to us which is proven in our low staff turnover and longevity in service, some of the team having been with the group from the beginning.
The team of vets, nurse and receptionists are a fun loving and friendly group who work well together. There is a very positive supportive culture, and they regularly get together socially as well.
Within the group their nursing teams include people with advanced Diplomas in a wide variety of areas including anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care, Feline Nursing, and behaviour so this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to increase their skills and knowledge.
They have experienced Vets with interest/cert studying in Surgery, Medicine, and Ophthalmology. They also have further cert holders in Surgery, Exotics, and Imaging.
They actively encourage certificates, offering funding, CPD and support to all their team members.
Their staffs Wellbeing is of great importance to them, they have a very approachable, supportive management team who support their team both inside and outside of the workplace. They endeavour to ensure that the practices have some down time, whether it be closing the doors for a couple of hours for coffee and cake, a meal out or bowling. They work very closely with local charities and the community, sponsoring the towns junior football team, visiting local schools to talk about working in a Vet practice and they often host fund raising events from dog shows to coffee mornings in practice.
They are looking for a highly motivated, forward thinking, and proactive nurse with strong communication and people skills in order to lead the team to deliver exceptional clinical and client care. The candidate must be a good team player, able to work on their own initiative, adaptable, flexible and have excellent all-round nursing skills. As Head Nurse you will play a key part within the management team to ensure financial and operational performance of the practice as well as the overall team performance and Wellbeing. Leadership experience in a similar role preferred but training and full support is available for the right candidate.
They are a training practice supporting student nurses so holding a clinical coach qualification or willing to train would be advantageous but not necessary.
This role would be suitable for someone with the want to further develop to their full potential and wishing to advance their career. They are a large company, so there are potential internal progression opportunities.
They recognise that their people are fundamental to the success of the business. Investing in their people, premises and processes is at the heart of what they do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from
Work life balance
6.6 weeks annual leave
Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
Your birthday as a paid day off
Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
Private Medical Insurance
Cycle to Work scheme
Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
Non-accidental injury support
£500 CPD allowance with 30 hours paid pro rata
Learning and development opportunities
Access to Vetlexicon our online encyclopaedia provider
All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
Infection Prevention and Control Programme
Quality Improvement Programme
Pawsome Benefits reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers
Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer
Discounted staff pet care
Please get in touch for more information on this role, if you are looking for a new beginning or looking to take the step in your career this could be the role for you.
Tel: 01395 200189
Address: West Midlands, United Kingdom