Senior Night
Nurse – Registered Veterinary Nurse


Job Description

Location: Southfields

Job Type: Part-time, Permanent

Hours: 4pm-4am as part of a 5 on: 10 off rota.

Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Where should the applications be sent to: [email protected]

About us

Southfields is the new name in referral services. It’s a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in providing new innovative services, a contemporary state-of-the art working environment and commitment to personal and career development. With an excellent support team in place, you’ll be able to concentrate on what you do best in a friendly and supportive practice as we have moved to our brand new 42,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art facilities

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join Southfields Veterinary Specialists as our Senior Night Nurse.

As a Senior Nurse, you will lead by example, guiding, supporting, and motivating a team of highly skilled Veterinary Nurses and Patient Care Assistants. Using your exceptional organisational, delegation, communication and clinical skills, you will facilitate the delivery of inpatient and emergency care to patients from all disciplines, working closely with specialists, residents, interns, RVNs, SVNs and PCAs in our busy and rapidly growing hospital.

You will have experience of communicating with individuals at all levels and will feel confident participating in discussions with consultants to develop inpatient care plans for our large and varied caseload.

You will work alongside the Head of Nursing Services to develop working processes and grow your nursing team as Southfields prepares to relocate to a 40,000 sq.ft. state of the art facility.

Your attendance at senior meetings will allow you to use your experience to contribute ideas and solutions to the continued progression and development of practice and clinical team.

This is a challenging and rewarding role that will require an assertive and proactive leader with a positive approach to patient management.

This is an exciting time to join Southfields as we expand our offering and invest in new services, allowing you the opportunity to work within an exceptional team and develop your career with our large and varied multi-disciplinary caseload in a supported environment.

Experience in a referral setting would be advantageous however full training will be provided.


Opportunities for career development

Due to the continued expansion at Southfields, you will work as a part of the Senior Nursing Team developing procedures and ways of working for the hospital. Joining us will allow you to build on your existing leadership skills in a supported environment. With the assistance of the Head of Nursing Services, you will influence, guide, and develop the out of hours nursing team and support staff.

You will be the first port of call for departmental line management for the nursing and support team.

You will liaise with the Head of Nursing Services to identify recruitment needs and take an active role in the recruitment selection process.

You will have access to, and be actively encouraged to participate in, our extensive range of CPD, including webinars, journal clubs, modular training sessions and the Linnaeus Referral Nursing Professional Development (RNPD) Programmes. You are encouraged to network with fellow Senior Nurses across the Linnaeus Group to share ideas and actions to support best practice.

You will be provided with a generous CPD package, including funding and paid CPD days to further your knowledge and experience and support the development of your career.


What kind of person you need to be

You will need to be a highly motivated self-starter able to demonstrate leadership qualities to co-ordinate, support and motivate our busy night team by prioritising, problem-solving and delegating effectively.

You will have experience of, and a passion for, mentoring and training colleagues and be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills to assist in managing conflicting priorities.

As a member of our senior nursing team, your desire to provide the best clinical service to our patients will allow you to demonstrate a proactive approach to developing and shaping a growing service.


Specific experiences / qualifications / status / citizenship requirements

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Right to Work in the UK
  • Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) registration
  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Leadership/training experience
  • Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work

Why Southfields?

Southfields is the new name in referral services. It’s a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in providing new innovative services, a contemporary state-of-the art working environment and commitment to personal and career development. With an excellent support team in place, you’ll be able to concentrate on what you do best in a friendly and supportive practice.


What's on Offer?

  • At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone. For more information, click here.
    • 25 days holiday + bank holidays on a pro-rata basis *
    • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday
    • Enhanced equal family leave
    • Enhanced sickness policy
    • RCVS & VDS fees paid
    • CPD allowance *
    • Extensive learning and development programmes
    • Progression opportunities
    • Staff discount schemes
    • Discounts with PetPlan
    • Recruitment reward scheme
    • Wellness package, including.
    • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
    • Gym membership discount
    • Cycle2Work scheme
    • Eye care vouchers
    • Flu vaccine voucher

    *Pro-rata for part-time associates

    Excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and extremely well located for international travel links by air and train

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