Vacancy Details

Head Nurse

Permanent Nurse in Hertfordshire

Lead Veterinary Nurse vacancy in potters Bar.

£36225 doe.

Full time vacancy.

Requirements a minimum of 3 year`s post RVN registration, experience of leading a team, mentoring experience, knowledge of RCVS Code of Conduct, Confident in the use of IT packages, email and online internet browsers, Knowledge of SVN training processes, Knowledge of the different work-based assessment tools e.g. NPL, E-portfolio.

The Lead Nurse role is key to the business ability to provide a high level of clinical standards.

The Lead Nurse will ensure that patients are managed as effectively as possible from a nursing perspective to support the profitability and further growth of the practice. Working enthusiastically with your team you will help maintain a happy, efficient working environment whilst providing outstanding patient and client care.

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 Regional 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 Regional Nursing Manager

Ensure that all patients in your team area are dealt with in a timely manner, and that unnecessary delays are prevented at all times

Ensure that in your area of responsibility the team are implementing accurate patient record keeping and that all patient care 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 Regional Nursing Manager where required to help develop a skills matrix for nursing requirement within your area of responsibility your area of responsibility

Work with the Regional 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 Regional 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 Regional 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 work as part of your 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

Implement the Practice Standards Scheme across the practice

Implement the 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 any developments to the nursing team and Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Report and summarise critical incidents as part of Practice Clinical Governance Policy

Be fully aware of all Health & Safety issues and read all information supplied

Adhere to confidentiality relating to all aspect of the business including complying with and assisting with all requirements relating to GDPR compliance.

Key responsibilities

1.Work closely with the Lead Vet to meet objective set by the SLT

2.Work closely with the nursing team to implement Linnaeus/Mars objectives

3.Mentor and support nursing team to develop skills sets as per Linnaeus objectives.

4.Work with the Regional Nursing Manager to ensure all new nurses entering the business are supported to complete their induction

5.Working with Regional Support Manager to ensure smooth running of the practice, recruitment and achieving SLT objectives

6.Maintain and revise clinical standards at practice.

If inteerested please call 01280 850575 or email

South East