Are you an experienced Head Nurse who is ready to take the next step up in their career?
As Nursing Manager, you will be responsible for leading our large team of highly skilled nurses and veterinary care assistants at our busy RCVS accredited Hospital in Wanstead East London. Working closely with the Hospital Manager and Hospital Administrator, the role will ensure that the nursing team is managed and supported to ensure that the practice is able to deliver on its’ commitment to providing the highest standards of clinical care and service for our clients and their pets. As part of the management team you will contribute to the development of policy and strategy for the practice.
This is a unique role which will allow you to build on your clinical knowledge and skills as an RVN but also your skills as a leader and manager of people. The hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, although there is some flexibility around start and finish time.
The successful candidate will be an accomplished RVN who has had previous experience in managing the performance of a nursing team and is a capable organiser who is able to able to provide support and motivation to a highly skilled and enthusiastic team working in a demanding and fast-moving veterinary hospital environment. You will have an understanding of good clinical governance, RCVS Practice Standards requirements and be able to contribute positively to our philosophy of continual improvement.
At Goddard Veterinary Group we believe very strongly in career development and there is ample opportunity to undertake further study and qualifications to develop your leadership and managerial skills further.
We are offering a very competitive salary and profession-leading benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, BUPA cash back / refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropody fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts.
Goddard Veterinary Group is a family run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. His son Philip took over the reins in the late 90’s and remains the practice principal. We are now the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals, our own nursing college, kennels, cattery and hydrotherapy centre. We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and please take a few minutes to look at our numerous recent 4 and 5 -star reviews on Indeed!
Wanstead Hospital provides an excellent first opinion, emergency, critical care and referral service to our clients and local network of 20 branches and work to the highest clinical standards. There are great transport connections, and is easily accessible from Wanstead and Snaresbrook (Central Line) tube stations. If travelling by car the practice is within easy reach of the M25, M11 and the North Circular Road. Wanstead itself offers a beautiful high street with a range of pubs, restaurants and shops all within a short walking distance of the practice.
If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family -run business and would like to know more, please contact Dr Fiona Stephens for an informal and confidential chat on 07507 694673 or apply now.