Head Veterinary Nurse

IVC Evidensia

Blackpool, Blackpool, England, United Kingdom


Vet Nurse/RVN

Aug 8

The Role 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our team. 

We're looking for a proactive head nurse to lead a team of 8 nurses, 4 of which are qualified. You will be responsible for all duties as per the IVC head nurse job description. The right candidate will work 4-5 days per week with the required shift pattern generally being four long days but there is some flexibility around this. You will be required to work 1 in 4 / 5 weekends. There is no out of hours work required with this position but there is a requirement to work on our shared inpatient night checks rota. 

About Us 

Your role will involve working from a beautiful, light and spacious 12,000 sq foot building that houses separate dental, imaging and chemotherapy suites, surgical and orthopaedic theatres with dedicated cat and dog wards and our very own conference room facilities. We are keen to keep progressing, with tier 2 status approved, hospital status will come later.

Our practice has a well-established reputation in the local area and our caseload is very varied. We see a good mixture of routine but also more advanced cases. We nurture our staff and encourage them to grow and have an input on any changes/enhancements that may impact on the practice’s future.

About the Team and Culture 

We have a great team consisting of 3 Vets, 1 of which is a certificate holder, 4 RVNS, 4 ANA, 8 Receptionists, an insurance, and accounts manager plus a visiting orthopaedic specialist vet. We're proud to offer flexibility and support to all members of our team, with the main aim of the management team is to provide staff with a quality working environment where wellbeing and personal and professional development is a priority 

Applicant Requirements  

Some management experience would be great but with the right social skills and work experience we would provide management training. We do require an RVN who aims for high clinical standards and will support and develop our current nursing team. 

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.

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