Full Time Small animal Lead Branch Registered Veterinary Nurse - near Chichester


Julie Powell
Our client has a Small Animal practice close to Chichester who are looking for a Full Time Lead Branch Nurse to join them.

There is a strong motivated team of 6 permanent Veterinary Surgeons, 3 long term locums, 5 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses and 7 Animal Nursing Assistants. All support by our excellent Reception and Admin back up. The team are developing their skill set with some hoping to gain Certification in Surgery, Anaesthesia and Emergency Critical Care demonstrating that the clinic is open and will encourage all forms of personal development. As a practice they are in the process of gaining Cat Friendly status from ISFM, hopefully creating a more stress-free environment for their patients. The practice prides itself on their outstanding work with local wildlife, collaborating with 2 local wildlife charities and the RSPCA.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Lead Branch Nurse to join the team on a full-time basis. You will be enthusiastic and will strive to help remodel and modernise the surgery. This exciting role will see you actively encouraged and supported in bringing this already well established , thriving branch surgery up to date. You work across our 3 surgeries in rotation, in addition to running the local branch. This will ensure a varied workload, covering all aspects of the Veterinary Hospital, and meeting the whole team.
This will include but limited to:
-Theatre work
-Inpatient care
-Preparing and recovering day patients
-Assisting Veterinary Surgeons
-Running laboratory tests
-Running nurse clinics
-Helping develop a wider range of nurse clinics
-Running puppy and socialisation classes
-Reception cover
-Over seeing branch H&S

The shifts for this role are 40 hours over 5 days a week, between the hours of 7am-9pm. Saturday morning shifts are on rotation and there is no out of hours work. You will be a confident and enthusiastic registered veterinary nurse, who will take on the role of our new Lead nurse, who not only works well in lone charge, but also within a team. You will be driven and passionate with a positive, hardworking attitude to help enhance and develop the branch surgery.

If this is role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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