Linnaeus Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse in Winchmore Hill, United Kingdom
Location: 2 Station Rd, London, N21 3RB
Practice: Village Vet (Winchmore Hill)
Hours: Full time, 42hrs a week, 1:6 Saturdays
Salary: Up to £37,275, depending on experience
Are you looking for a lead role where you can use your expertise to build the nursing team? Then look no further… We have the perfect opportunity at Village Vet Winchmore Hill!
This role would suit an RVN with some level of experience in an area of nursing and/or leadership.
The Lead Nurse will work effectively with the Clinical Nursing Manager to Lead an area within the practice as part of our well-established team and provide a high level of clinical standards. The areas of responsibility allocated will depend on interests and experience for example Education, Surgical, Medical. Alongside this you will be part of the general nursing team providing support within the whole practice. This role involves line management and time is allocated aside with a balance of approximately 95% clinical and 5% admin.
You will also ensure that patients are managed as effectively as possible from a nursing perspective to support the profitability and further growth of the practice whilst also maintaining good communication with other Lead Nurses and the Clinical Nursing Manager. You will need to provide leadership for those working within your team, oversee implementation of high nursing standards and offer support as required.
Working with the Clinical Nursing Manager, the Lead Nurse will be responsible for ensuring new members to your team complete their induction where you will provide feedback to them, coach and mentor them and complete their Performance Plans as required ongoing. We are committed to training the next generation of nurses and are proud to provide a high level of support and mentoring to our students.
You would be joining a team of 5 Vets, some of whom hold post graduate certificates in Surgery, Medicine and Ophthalmology. We have a varied and interesting caseload where RVN support and input is appreciated and valued. Our RVNs conduct nurse consultations with their own regular clients and these consultation services include weight, dental, geriatric clinics, as well as post op checks. We consider the nurse team to be key to the continued success of the business, and therefore ensure the practice is well equipped for our nurse team to be able to provide the best for our clients and their pets. Our nurses are an integral part of each patient’s recovery and rehabilitation, and all nurses have strong input on best nursing care for each patient. Our nurses are encouraged and are fully supported regarding progression and development which is guided by our nursing career framework.
A Clinical Coach/Supervisor qualification would be advantageous; however, encouragement and training would be given to those without previous coaching experience.
The Nursing Career Framework is designed to support career progression and development and supports clinically focussed pathways and a people leadership pathway.
Our Nurse Career Framework also supports a competitive salary reflecting skills, and experience held while identifying future goals and opportunities
CPD including advanced qualifications is actively encouraged as this facilitates development of the veterinary nursing teams to ensure the team are fully utilised and able to work at the top of their licence.
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
Enhanced equal family leave
Enhanced sickness policy
RCVS & VDS fees paid
CPD allowance and allocated CPD days
Access to an extensive range of clinical and non-clinical learning and development programmes
Progression & development opportunities
Staff discount schemes
Discounts with PetPlan
Wellness program, including;
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Gym membership discount
Eye care vouchers
Flu vaccine voucher
Recruitment reward scheme
Village Vet is a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary group, based in London, Hertfordshire and Cambridge. We have a mix of small and medium-sized first opinion practices supported by four large 24-hour hospitals.
We have a strong recognisable brand, and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 400 staff members across our 30 sites and are very proud of our achievements.
We believe in supporting and investing in our staff and facilities, ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best care. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional qualifications across all levels of employment and we offer a structured programme of career progression within our group.
Our clinicians are well supported by a cohesive team of nurses, students and patients care assistant’s (including a dedicated night team) all of which are actively supported in their career development as part of the Linnaeus nursing framework.
Our vision is to be recognised as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. Every patient, every client, every visit.
Our round-the-clock care for inpatients is provided by our on-site dedicated night team, which allows for our clients and clinical team to feel confident that our patients are receiving the highest level of continuity and care.
Part of an amazing global family
Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets. We are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team. Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.
The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success, and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.
Linnaeus is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse for all our associates.
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At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone. For more information, click here https://www.linnaeusgroup.co.uk/about-us/health-and-wellbeing
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