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Company Name PDSA
Location Croydon
Date Posted January 12, 2018
Category Veterinary Nursing
Job Type Full-Time


Head Nurse - Croydon
£28,797 - £29,712 (including allowances) per annum
37.5 hours per week
Full Time, Permanent

Pets and people at the heart of what we do.

Do you have a business mind and a social heart?
Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet?
Are you looking for a new challenge and want to be a part of our amazing team?

If so, PDSA has a great opportunity for you. As the UK’s leading veterinary charity we exist to treat the sick and injured pets of people in need, and every member of our team is essential in fulfilling this mission.

About the Role:
Our hospital has a 4.5 vet team supported by a great team of RVNs, Veterinary Care Assistants and receptionists. You will have opportunity to gain more experience in one year than most do in a career. We have a broad and varied caseload both medical and surgical as well as the facilities and equipment to manage cases effectively. Working with PDSA provides many opportunities for you to develop your professional skill set in friendly and supportive environment.

As the Qualified Head Nurse (HN) you will you will lead the Pet hospital nursing team, providing a high standard of customer service and clinical care whilst promoting pet well being and supporting Veterinary Surgeons to deliver preventive services and to treat sick and injured pets of eligible clients.

You will line manage the Veterinary Nurse and Veterinary Care Assistant teams and will lead and develop your team to efficiently manage the day-to-day workflow through the hospital. You will be responsible for stock control, hygiene and cleanliness of the hospital and equipment and will support the Senior Veterinary Surgeon in managing income and expenditure at Pet hospital level making sure that PDSA resources are used in a cost effective manner.

We also offer great benefits which include (pro-rata for part-time roles):
Allocated CPD funding of 30 hours
Opportunity to perform Schedule 3 surgery with full training and support encouraged
Excellent career opportunities/development
37.5hr days working week
25 days holiday per year
Paid bank holidays
Life assurance 4 x annual salary
Contributory pension scheme
Childcare vouchers

Our Nurses typically work 1 in 6 Saturday mornings and no other OOH

About you:

You will be a Qualified RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse with an extensive track record including practice and people management and will be committed to the vision and mission of PDSA.

About PDSA:

As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.

We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.
The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.

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