Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse

The Pets’n’Vets Family
Glasgow City
Salary up to £28,840 plus OOH shift allowance and £2000 welcome bonus
Small AnimalHospitalVeterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Hours: 9pm to 8am, 4 on 4 off shift pattern About us Pets’n’Vets Roundhouse Hospital is a friendly and progressive primary care and referral practice based on Glasgow’s Southside with great access by car, local rail/bus transport links and on-site undercover bicycle storage – getting to us is easy! We work as both a first opinion and referral site and we are proud to provide first class treatment to our clients and patients (recently awarded Gold ISFM Cat Friendly status) via the most amazing team of receptionists, vets, patient care assistants and RVNs around. We are committed to individual career advancement and can support both clinical and leadership development and we have free access to accredited Linnaeus CPD programme and training materials. Our excellent night team provide outstanding care to our surgical and medical inpatients overnight. We have an out-of-hours service provider from 10pm weekdays and 6pm at weekends, so there is time to focus on the gold standard nursing care you have always wanted to do. Your role and responsibilities This is an exciting opportunity to progress your nursing career into a leadership role whilst retaining and utilising your nursing skills. The ideal candidate will be organised, considerate, motivated and be qualified for a minimum of 2 years. Your role –
  • Evenings – Liaising with our ward vet and RVN to create overnight nursing plans
  • Mornings – provide a comprehensive handover to the day team Ensure the highest level of care of inpatients is implemented by all members of the night team
Key responsibilities include:
  • Work with lead ward RVN to ensure clinical protocols for your areas are regularly reviewed, amended, and implemented by all clinical team members
  • Work with the head nurse to ensure the effective line management of your team of RVNs and patient care assistants
  • Work with the head nurse to ensure that all new night nurses/PCAs entering the business are supported to complete their induction
  • Work enthusiastically with your team to help maintain a happy, efficient working environment.
  • Attend and assist in the monthly nurse meetings to ensure ward, night, surgical and rotational teams are working together effectively and efficiently.
  • Provide clear, consistent, and professional leadership and act as a mentor for all staff by demonstrating professional awareness.
  • 5 weeks holiday plus public holidays per year
  • Birthday leave (an additional day off to help you celebrate)
  • *£2000 welcome bonus. 50% payable in the month you start and 50% on completion of probation.
  • CPD actively encouraged and funded
  • Enhanced company sick pay policy
  • Enhanced company parental leave policy
  • Employee Assistance Programme with BUPA RCVS
  • Fee Paid Pension scheme – automatic enrolment and completely hassle free
  • Discounts on pet insurance,
  • Cycle-2-work,
  • Eye vouchers and more
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 85,000 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.