Job ID: 8659
Job Title: Senior / Head Veterinary Nurse
Region: South East
County: West Sussex
Profession: Veterinary Nurse
Category: Small Animal
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: Ongoing
Job Description: We are currently working with a friendly small animal practice 15 minutes from Brighton and Crawley who are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced nurse to join their team in a Senior / Head Nurse role.
This is a happy, busy practice offering clients a very high standard of service whilst maintaining a compassionate approach to work. The team includes 6 vets, 8 qualified nurses, a practice manager and a great front of house team. The practice is purpose built with digital x-ray, ultrasonography, in-house lab facilities plus separate dog, cat and isolation wards.
The nursing team are very efficient and established and their skills fully utilised. Due to their head nurse leaving after 5 years our client is looking for a senior candidate who can lead the team and ensure clinical excellence is maintained. Also, someone who can bring new ideas to help the nursing team develop even further. Previously the practice has run very successful nursing clinics, temporarily paused due to Covid, these will be relaunched when safe to do so and they are looking for someone who can drive these forward. You will need to be an excellent nurse, a good communicator, a strong leader and have a passion for animal care and welfare. Several of the nursing team have additional qualifications and further study (including diplomas) would be fully supported. The practice manager is an experienced, qualified RVN and would be very involved in helping the successful candidate find their feet and get any support needed.
This is a full time role, 40 hours per week based on a 4 day week and 1 full weekend per month.
The package on offer includes an excellent salary, generous CPD, pension scheme and paid memberships (RCVS, VDS, ISFM)