Fitzpatrick Referrals 70 Priestley RoadGuildfordSurreyGU2 7AJGB

Head Nurse Veterinary Specialist Referrals – Guildford

Apply by: 22 October 2018
Department: Nursing
Reports to: Hospital Director & Clinical Director

Fitzpatrick Referrals is looking for a Head Nurse Veterinary Specialist Referrals to join its oncology and soft tissue referral hospital based in Guildford, Surrey.

Leading a team of 30 nurses and auxiliaries in the provision of veterinary care, providing leadership and guidance to the Senior Nurse Clinician in the line management of the auxiliary team and acting as a role model and mentor for junior staff and other clinicians, you will be an influential member of this fast-paced organisation.

You will ensure professional nursing standards are maintained in accordance with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) guidelines and a culture of high-level client and patient care is maintained.

As a member of the operations management team, you will demonstrate clinical and leadership credibility, influence and direct nursing services and work with the Hospital Director to develop new services. In addition, you will act as a health and safety lead for the hospital ensuring adherence to legislation and good practice.

Together we will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care together with compassionate communication for patients referred to Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue. You will be care driven, have excellent communication skills, exceptionally organised, thorough and be able to operate in a 24/7 team environment.

In addition, the successful applicant will have a veterinary nurse accredited qualification, be RCVS registered, with experience of working in a referral setting within a leadership position that involves managing a large team.  In addition, they will have a wide knowledge base of all areas of veterinary nursing and experience of advanced, high-level nursing care.

We offer a competitive salary, funded CPD, payment of your RCVS registration, a work-based pension scheme, life assurance, an employee assistance programme and free onsite parking.

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To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]  stating Guildford hospital and which role you are applying for in the email subject line, by 12 noon on Monday 22nd October 2018. Interviews will be held Monday 29th October in the afternoon.

Informal visits are strongly encouraged; please contact Rosemary Hackett, Hospital Director to arrange: [email protected]  or 01483 668100

Early applications are welcome and we reserve the right to close for applications before the closing date.

Date posted: 17th September 2018

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