Deputy Head Nurse – Braid Vets, Edinburgh, Midlothian

We are looking for a Deputy Head Nurse to join our team at Braid Vets, primarily based at our Hospital with some work at the branches. You will assist the Head Nurse and Management team to effectively oversee the teams of Nurses, Student Nurses and Animal Care Assistants. The role will primarily be a clinical lead but with a split in shifts there will be some administration days too.

The role will involve the following duties:

  • Daily clinical RVN duties
  • Working with the Head RVN to provide performance reviews (PDRs)
  • Training and co-ordination for the nursing and ACA teams
  • Assisting with the hiring process of RVNs, SVNs and ACAs
  • Assist with induction, training, support, management and development of new staff members within the RVN, SVN and ACA teams
  • Working with the management team to develop and implement SOPs and oversee clinical audits
  • Work with the clinical team to ensure SOPs are being adhered to
  • Supervise and monitor the quality of patient and client care provided by the nursing teams whilst setting a good example of work ethic and clinical knowledge
  • Assist the Head RVN and Management Team in ensuring good, open lines of communication are implemented between all team members
  • Assist with ordering and stock control
  • Assist with rota management of the day staff to include holiday cover and sickness cover planning
  • Any other relevant duties as required

Ideally you will have 4 years of experience as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in a clinical setting with excellent communication skills and good clinical knowledge at a hospital level. You must be proactive and motivated to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and create a good workplace environment. You should be able to think critically and make quick decisions to ensure that the workplace remains safe and efficient, with good organisational skills and a keen eye for detail. Above all, you should have a passion for delivering the best possible patient care and customer service.

We can offer the following benefits:

  • 6 weeks paid holiday including bank holidays
  • £600 CPD Allowance per annum
  • Health Shield – wide ranging contributions for health and wellbeing treatments – from dentistry to sports massage
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • One other membership subscription
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced paternity, maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Perks – offers, discounts and cashback on shopping, travel, entertainment and much more
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • CPD/training support
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression opportunities

To apply:  please send your CV to Mairi Pettigrew at .


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