Veterinary Nurse Clinical Manager

Kingsway Vet Group, Skipton Veterinary Hospital
Permanent, Full time
Competitive Salary

Posted on 12/10/2021

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Nurse Clinical Manager to join our team here at Kingsway Vet Group, Skipton Veterinary Hospital. The working hours may be negotiable for the right applicant.

We are looking for a dedicated RVN to take a clinical lead within our nursing team. Based at our RCVS accredited hospital in Skipton you would have some responsibility for managing and co-ordinating theatre, liaising with vets to prioritise procedures to ensure a smooth running from day to day. We are looking for someone who strives for clinical excellence resulting in high standards of care for the pets who visit our hospital.

This role is full time, however for the suitable applicant working hours may be negotiable. Our core working day is 8.30am - 5.30pm. There may be some later shifts required on the nursing rota to 7pm. We do provide our own OOH service so there may be a requirement to pick up some ad hoc cover for holidays or sickness but we anticipate this role to be carried out during the core working hours, Monday to Friday. The salary is dependent on experience.  

You must be extremely well organised and have lots of enthusiasm and energy to lead, motivate and encourage the nursing team.Other duties will include leading clinical audits, clinical coaching for student RVN's, nurse appraisals, lead and develop nurse clinics, keep up to date SOP's, risk assessments and health & safety paperwork associated with both the running of the practice and adhering to RCVS PSS guidelines in order to retain our accredited hospital status.

About Us

Located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Kingsway is a well-established hospital and have been providing high quality veterinary care to the residents of Craven for over 85 years. The main hospital is purpose built and has been developed and refurbished to include 2 theatres, modern prep room, separate dog and cat kennelling areas.

We have a full in-house lab, ECG, digital x-ray, rigid and flexible endoscopy, ultrasound with colour flow doppler. We have a number of multi-disciplinary certificate holders so the work is varied.

We truly value our nurses and opinions. You would work alongside the nursing team and so will be involved in all aspects of veterinary nursing including clinics, post op and in-patient care.

Applicant Requirements

We require an experienced RVN who has advanced clinical skills preferably with a Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing or equivalent. You should be able to demonstrate experience of leading and developing a nursing team, with the ability of sharing clinical knowledge to keep improving standards within the team. You would be part of the management team attending meetings as nurse clinical manager.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

·         Increasing holiday based on length of service

·         CPD paid days and allowance

·         L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy

·         Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

·         Birthday leave

·         RCVS Membership paid

·         VDS cover

·         Discounted veterinary fees

·         Various discounts including retail & gym memberships

·         Cycle to Work scheme

·         Service-related company sick pay

·         Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing

·         Relocation packages

·         Career progression opportunities

·         Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Victoria Danielsson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Victoria Danielsson

Recruitment Consultant

Kingsway Vet Group, Skipton Veterinary Hospital

73 Otley Road, Skipton, BD23 1HJ, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal