Surgical Nurse Team LeaderLocation: 1 Deer Park Road, Livingston, Scotland Practice: Veterinary Specialists Scotland Salary: £33,500 - £37,209 depending on experience Practice Details
Veterinary Specialists Scotland is a new multi-disciplinary referral hospital at Deer Park, Livingston, close to Edinburgh and Glasgow. We have created a state-of-the-art facility and assembled a team of highly motivated Specialists, nurses and support colleagues, to deliver the best possible clinical care to pets from all over Scotland and Northern England.
Your role and responsibilities
We have an exciting new opportunity available to join the team as the Surgical Nurse Team Leader due to expansion of our busy department.
Our surgery team currently consists of a lead nurse, 8 surgery nurses, and a dedicated theatre technician. We have specialist veterinary surgeons in soft tissue, orthopaedics, neurology, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine and anaesthesia. We work closely alongside the imaging team to perform advanced pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative imaging including radiology, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI.
The position will involve line managerial duties and with it a great opportunity to continue to lead the surgical team forward, whilst still undertaking clinical work. Relevant CPD and certificates are strongly encouraged in all our referral nurses.
The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience in a referral setting and will demonstrate effective surgical scheduling and supportive team leadership skills.
They will also be confident and competent in monitoring anaesthesia for a range of patients for surgery including emergency and critically ill patients. However, further in-house training and support is available where required.
- 40 hours over a 4-day week, flexible working available, including weekends and on call.
- CPD allowance, with extensive learning and development programs
- Progression & personal development opportunities
- Area for colleague pets with plans to develop a doggy daycare
- RCVS professional fees & VDS cover
- Generous Pension contribution
- Holiday entitlement 272hrs including bank holidays + 1 birthday leave day
- Access to Private Healthcare on an opt-in basis
- Subsidised pet care
- Enhanced equal family leave
- Enhanced sick pay
- Life Assurance policy
- Wellness package, including:
- Employee assistance programme
- Eyecare voucher scheme
- Free annual flu jab
- Cycle to work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Gym discount
- 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.
Part of an amazing global family
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.
We would love to hear from you, please contact Anna Smith at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.