Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) - KennelsLocation: The Paddock, 53 Cherrydown West, Basildon, Essex Practice: Cherrydown Vets Basildon Salary: £23,145 - £28,810 per annum Practice Details
Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse (Kennels) Opportunity at Cherrydown Vets in Basildon, Essex.
Salary: £23,145 - £28,810 per annum
Location: Basildon, Essex.
Job Type: Permanent
Hours: 40 hours per week on rota including 1 night with 1:3 weekend OOH shift (additional pay)
CherrydownVets are a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary practice. Our main hospital site is based in Basildon and we have two smaller sites one in Stanford and the other in Wickford that offer preventative clinics. We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group. We have a strong recognisable brand and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 60 staff members and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.
Your role and responsibilities
In this role you will be a key member of the nursing team, working effectively with the Head Nurse to nurture great team ethics whilst providing guidance and support to the nursing staff and animal care/kennel assistants.
Main purpose & goals
- Maintain an overview of the nursing team and provision of patient care across the team that you lead
- Managing your area of responsibility by working with other lead nurses and the clinical Nursing Manager in order to achieve this
- Demonstrating an excellent work protocol in all nursing duties including high level of hygiene and the ability to recognise and undertake relevant actions with regards to infection control
- Approximately 95% of the role will be clinical duties, to allow 5% for administration that may come with that role including a full share of the on-call rota
- Ensure that you and those working in your area of responsibility provide a high and sustainable quality of nursing care
- Provide leadership to those working in your area of responsibility and others across the business
- Ensure effective communication within your area of responsibility, other lead nurses and the Clinical Nursing Manager
- Ensure that all patients in our team area are dealt with in a timely manner, and that unnecessary delays are prevented at all times.
- Ensure that in our area of responsibility the team are implementing accurate patient record keeping and that all patient are instructions are followed by the nursing team
- Ensure all members in your area of responsibility team are aware of their roles and are clear on the objectives they are working towards
- Work with the Clinical Nursing Manager where required to help develop a skills matrix for nursing requirement within your area of responsibility
- Work with the Clinical Nursing Manager to help support the identification, prioritisation and implementation of learning, development and CPD for nurses in your team where required
- Work with the Clinical Nursing Manager to ensure all new nurses entering the business are supported to complete their induction
- Provide effective line management of those in your team including regular feedback to the Clinical Nursing Manager who can ensure mentoring, coaching and development discussions where needed.
- Carry out Nurse appraisals if and when required by the Clinical Nursing Manager for those who are part of the team
- Participate in external CPD appropriate to your role plus any training in-house, ensuring post-training feedback forms are completed\cascade of relevant information to appropriate team members and implementing new protocols and updating SOP’s in line wit the CNM and ensuring these are explained to all nurses.
- Ensure infection control is maintained in all kennels areas, including isolation and laundry and that cleaning lists are completed
- Implement the Practice Standards Scheme and International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) standards across the practice
- Use vetsafe reporting to target training where nursing care can be improved
- Ensuring all equipment across the practice is appropriately maintained and serviced
- Liaise with Linnaeus central office as necessary, attend Linnaeus nurse meetings and devolve ay developments to the nursing team and Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
- Report and summarise critical incidents as part of the Practice Clinical Governance Policy
- Be fully aware of all Health & Safety issues and read all information supplied
- Adhere to confidentiality relating to all aspects of the business including complying with and assisting with all requirements relating to GDPR compliance
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
- RCVS & VDS fees paid
- External CPD funded
- Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
- Career progression opportunities
- Staff discount schemes
- Life Assurance
- Enhanced sickness pay
- Enhanced equal family leave
- Wellness program including:
- Employee assistance program
- Eyecare voucher scheme
- Free annual Flu jab
- Cycle to work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Recruitment referral reward scheme
At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.
Please visit our website for further information: www.Cherrydownvets.co.uk
Part of an amazing global family
Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets. We are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team. Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.
The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.
If you would like to apply for the role or for an informal chat to discuss it further, please get in touch with our Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Claire Challinor on 07709 518041 - [email protected]