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Linnaeus Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse in Woodford Green, United Kingdom

Palmerston Veterinary Group are hiring

If you want to advance your career and step into a leadership role, look no further than our Oakhill Branch as we have a rare and exciting opportunity to join our excellent team!

Hours: Full time

Practice: Palmerston Vet Group, Oakhill Branch (Woodford)

Rota: (40hrs/week) Mixture of early and late shifts Monday to Friday + 1:6 weekend shift at our hospital in Buckhurst Hill

Salary: Up to £35,000 dependant on skills and experience held

We're looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse with at ideally two years post-qualification experience to join our team as a Lead Nurse and help our practice grow. As an ideal candidate, you would have excellent communication skills, be highly organised, and able to work comfortably with autonomy in a small but growing practice.

The Lead Nurse role is crucial to our business's ability to provide patients with the highest level of clinical care and will ensure that clinical standards & nursing care are aligned supporting the patient journey. The Lead Nurse will work closely with the clinicians and their team to cultivate a positive work environment and foster the practice's growth.

Lead Nurse responsibilities will include nurse duties such as, provision of nurse consultations, inpatient care, anaesthesia & assisting with procedures and line management of a small number of associates. The role will primarily focus on clinical duties, allowing protected time for leadership and administrative tasks that form part of the role.

Our Nursing Career Framework is designed to support career progression and development and supports clinically focussed pathways and a people leadership pathway. CPD including advanced qualifications is actively encouraged as this facilitates development of the veterinary nursing teams to ensure the team are fully utilised and support is in place to aid development of leadership skills. Our Nurse Career Framework also supports a competitive salary reflecting skills, and experience held while identifying future goals and opportunities

Detailed job description available on request


• 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

• Cycle2Work scheme

• Eye care vouchers

• Flu vaccine voucher

• Recruitment reward scheme

About Us

Palmerston Veterinary Group was set up in 1968 in Buckhurst Hill, The Palmerston Veterinary Hospital was granted Veterinary Hospital status by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons the following year - one of the first in the UK to earn this privilege.

In February 2002, we opened the Walthamstow Veterinary surgery, seven years later launching the Hornchurch branch. We are delighted to have expanded our offering by welcoming our Woodford Green surgery to the family, in 2022.

We are dedicated veterinary professionals with the proven track record. Our team of veterinary surgeons, nurses and administrative staff are of the highest calibre.