Small Animal Registered Head Vet Nurse Job East Sussex, England - Sussex

Up to £30,000 DOE - Small - Vet Nurse / Tech
Ref: 9294 Date Posted: Wednesday 27 Jul 2022
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Salary: Up to £30,000 DOE


  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • Birthday leave
  • CPD Allowance & paid days
  •  Career progression opportunities

Type of Work: Registered Veterinary Nurse

Job Details: Our Client are looking for a full or part time Head Nurse to join their team in East Sussex. The successful candidate will report to the Practice Manager and will be required to manage all aspects of the nursing team. You will ensure excellent teamwork and the highest level of clinical care is provided along with your day-to-day nursing duties. There will also be additional duties required for  successful head nurse to ensure the smooth running of the practice. 

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Manage the Nursing Team and stocking levels

  • Rotas for both Vets & Nurses, static and rotating staff, to include sick cover rotas. Organise holidays cover, out of hours cover, CPD and college attendance. 

  • Support the partners in new projects/encourage team involvement in new projects to ensure the smooth running and continual improvement of the practice. 

  • Recruitment – conduct interviews, carry out inductions, organise & issue starter packs (ensure they are current for both Vets & Nurses). 

  • Training – organise in-house training for all Nurses & ensure all RVN’s are up to date with their CPD. Equipment maintenance – ensure all staff members are trained adequately & that SOPs are current.  All issues with equipment are dealt with promptly.

They currently have 2 Vets, 2 RVN's and 2 Student Nurses. They also have 4 support staff that cover the reception desk ensuring they have two receptionists every day. 


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