Head Vet Nurse Job, Derbyshire, England - Derbyshire

Competitive, DOE - Small - Vet Nurse / Tech
Ref: 10626 Date Posted: Thursday 03 Nov 2022
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Salary: Competitive, DOE


  • Payment of RCVS, VDS & BVNA fees
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave

Type of Work: Head Vet Nurse

Job Details: Our client in Derbyshire are looking for a Head Vet Nurse to join their team. You will be responsible for managing the nursing team and will also share responsibility for inpatient care and theatre work with other nursing staff. You will be expected to support the less experienced members of the practice in order to help them to build on their knowledge and skills.

All of their head nurses are provided with dedicated support from our head-office so the stress of managing your rota, dealing with recruitment, H&S, practice standards, marketing (and much more) is taken care of, and while there are still admin duties involved in your role this support will allow you to spend more time managing your team and doing what you love, nursing!

The ideal candidate will share their passion for delivering outstanding client and patient care and will enjoy working in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage the performance of the practice on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ensure all team members provide quality and ethical care to all clients and their pets/livestock.
  • Ensure compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensure all members of the nursing staff are aware of their roles and job description, working to clear objectives set.
  • Carry out regular performance reviews and update training requirements where necessary.
  • Support Clinical Coaches with the planning of student tutorials and training where necessary.
  • Rota management to always provide adequate cover of staff within the practice.
  • Assess and examine and diagnose patients medical issues.
  • Maintain patients medical records.

Skills and Experience: 

  • Registered with the RCVS.
  • Commitment to animal welfare.
  • Ability to keep on top of practice protocols and procedures .
  • Excellent organisational skills.


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