Head Nurse

Dr Doolittle's, Whitchurch
Permanent, Full time
up to £30,000 depending on experience

Posted on 13/05/2022

The Role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Dr Doolittle’s to take the role of Head Nurse.
This position is ideal for a nurse who is looking to develop their skills and fully use their qualification to its maximum daily. We support the training of Student Nurse so holding a clinical coach award or having an interest in training for this would be an advantage.
This is a full-time position working 39hrs over 4 days between 8:30 am-7 pm Monday to Friday, worked out on a fair rota basis. We have the added benefit of not working out of hours or bank holidays as these are covered by our Emergency Care Provider VetsNow.
The salary for this role is up to £30,000 depending on experience.

About Us

Dr Doolittle’s is a group of 8 Small Animal practices based across South Wales, with our Whitchurch practice situated just outside of Cardiff city centre. We are close to local amenities with the local town just a 5-minute walk away and we are a 40-minute drive away from the Newport city centre. Cardiff city centre is just a 10-minute drive away from the clinic and is home to the historical Cardiff castle. Also, if you love getting out and about there are numerous places to visit to take in the scenery in the surrounding area.
We have a lovely well-equipped surgery and see a varied caseload of medical and surgical patients daily. There are 3 consulting rooms, separate dog and cat waiting areas, separate x-ray and dental suites, a spacious prep room and a theatre area. We have a good selection of equipment onsite which includes in-house laboratory machines, X-ray and dental X-ray units, ultrasound machine, baer huggar and multiparameter.

About the Team and Culture

We have a well-established and friendly team of 1.5 Veterinary Surgeons, 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 Student Veterinary Nurse, 1 Nursing Assistant & 2 Veterinary Receptionists based on site. One of our clinical directors works from the clinic on alternate Mondays and holds a certificate in diagnostic imaging and we also have the added support from our other certificate holders and other team members just a phone call away. We actively encourage CPD and currently have several Registered Veterinary Nurses undertaking certificates across our group.

Applicant Requirements

Our ideal candidate would be an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse with a keen interest in developing their skills by leading a busy first opinion practice and who enjoys all aspects of the profession. Must hold a Registered Veterinary Nurse status and be registered with RCVS.

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

Dr Doolittle's, Whitchurch

111 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3JQ, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal