Previously our head nurse was Abigail.  As well as being the head nurse she was the lead at our CT scanner. As the CT scanner has got busier Abigail has decided to concentrate on that and has stepped down as the head nurse. We are looking for a motivated nurse with a strong team ethic to take on this role. The nurses we have now are very passionate about inpatient care and client education so you would be expected to encourage this. Salary and rota are negotiable. For more information or if you have questions you can contact Abigail at info@mochdrevets.co.uk or if you would like to send your CV or express interest the closing date is July 1st 2024.

Job Description

To provide the highest standards of care and welfare for in-house and outpatient animals in Mochdre Vets in accordance with Mochdre Vets protocols and practice.

To organise the daily running of appointments, the clinic diary, operations and clinics, staff training as necessary and to carry out administrative duties as detailed below to ensure the smooth running of the practice.

Be a confident leader and capable of managing and guiding a team of nursing staff, as well as your own workload. You will currently be responsible for a team of 8.

To allocate duties on a daily basis for all nursing staff and ensure they have the correct training for that area. Ensuring the rota is fully staffed, booking locums where needed and ensuring ll shifts are filled including the out of hours and weekends rotas.

Assist the veterinary surgeons with surgery and clinics for inpatients and outpatient animals and carry out clinical nursing duties as required.

Ensure good communications between all departments.

To allocate areas of responsibility to all nurses and ensure this is carried out fully and all records are kept up to date.

To ensure all new nursing staff members receive a full induction and successful completion of the induction handbook in a timely fashion.

Have regular meetings with the Head Veterinary Surgeon and practice manager and then feedback to the nursing team and vice versa.

Learning and Development –promote cpd, book lunch and learns of interest to the team and encourage areas of interest whilst ensuring own knowledge and skills are kept up to date and CPD requirements are fulfilled. Inform your line manager of any gaps in knowledge and identify training needed and make provisions to address them.

Liase with reps consider new product information and suitable swaps when found. Swaps to be done for financial benefit and all new products to be reported to all staff

Regularly review the efficiency and effectiveness of the clinic with the Practice Manager and Senior Veterinary Surgeon, adhere to Standard Operating Procedures and Risk

Assessments for all clinical areas

To produce information for social media regarding costs of treatment, cases of interest etc.

To ensure good stock control and rotation is implemented.

Implement the ISFM standards across the practice.



Health and Safety

To be responsible for own health and safety and that of others in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1975.

Ensure compliance with any instruction relating to Health and Safety. This is not an exhaustive list of tasks and the post holder may be asked to undertake any other reasonable duties in connection with their post.

Demonstrating an excellent work protocol in all nursing duties including high level of hygiene and the ability to recognise and undertake relevant actions with regards to infection control

Ensuring all equipment across the practice is appropriately maintained and serviced , report and summarise critical incidents as part of Practice Clinical Governance Policy whilst being fully aware of all Health & Safety issues .

Arrange equipment replacements where applicable and regularly train staff on correct usage and storage to minimise damage.

Adhere to confidentiality relating to all aspect of the business including complying with and assisting with all requirements relating to GDPR compliance.



In Summary

Other qualities – Ability to make decisions that benefit the whole team not individuals

Approximately 85% of the role will be clinical duties, to allow 15% for admin that may come with that role) including a full share of the on-call rota

Hours: open to discussion .Flexibility is expected with these shifts to cover for staff absence or to provide shift specific training for staff. Attendance to the staff meetings even if it falls outside of your regular rota

Salary Fully negotiable with incentives and long term target achievement reward

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