Head Nurse - Coventry
£25,760 - £28,078 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Full Time, Temporary
Pets and people at the heart of what we do.
Do you have a business mind and a social heart? If so, PDSA has a great opportunity for you. As the UK’s leading veterinary charity we are here to help people keep their pets healthy, and we believe every member of our team is essential in fulfilling this mission.
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.
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.
We are a dedicated and close-knit team, several of who have been with PDSA for 20 years or more, who are always willing to take on a new challenge and make a success of it.
Veterinary Surgeons – two full time and three part time
Veterinary Nurses – two full time and five part time
Veterinary Care Assistants - two full time and two part time
Animal Care Assistants - three full time and three part time
Receptionists - four part time
Volunteers - we frequently have volunteers of all disciplines assisting at the site, including vets, nurses, receptionists, waiting room assistants and groundskeepers.
Facilities & Equipment:
5 Consult Rooms
2 Operating Theatres
1 Dental Room
Digital X-ray Machine
Saturday morning rota only; 1:5 for vets, 1:7 for nurses and 1:4 for receptionists. Vets Now provide out of hours.
Please note an assessment centre will be held on the 19th November 2019.
The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.
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.
PDSA is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, adults at risk and all our colleagues and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.
To support this commitment, our recruitment & selection processes are robust and rigorous and all appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks.
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