VMG President Gillian Page gave a very well-received presentation entitled “Lead RVN: A Complex Role” at last week’s Head Nurse Congress at the College of Animal Welfare in Peterborough. It’s now available for download, just choose the PowerPoint or pdf option below.
The role of the Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) is a highly influential one. It is dynamic, multi-faceted and, if done well, can provide opportunities to influence and create an environment in which the whole veterinary team can flourish. The nurse leaders’ role is to serve as a role model and provide effective experiences for other members of staff. It is therefore essential that they can impart the professional standards, values and beliefs of the practice along with appropriate behaviours and skills. Research suggests the result is better outcomes of patient care. This session will look at some of the challenges faced by the Lead RVN such as communicating effectively with the team, time management, prioritising and organisation of clinical work flow.