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Head Nurse

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our well-established 24 hour practice at Sussex Coast Vets, in Hastings and Bexhill.

We are looking for an experienced nurse who can positively motivate and provide gold standard care, with excellent client service through clear and effective communication and a compassionate approach, whilst always prioritising patient care. You will be required to undertake general nursing duties including inpatient care, anaesthesia and nurse clinics as well as providing support and leadership to our nursing team. There will be additional tasks including clinical coaching, rotas, H&S, organisation of twice yearly stocktake and ensuring that all nursing protocols are maintained and complied with.

This is a full-time role, working 4 days per week with varying shift patterns alternating early and late shifts (8-6/10-8), with a 1 in 6 weekend schedule and no OOH.

Our practice is part of a group of five branches serving the Hastings and Bexhill area providing out-of-hours cover to a number of other practices in the area. The clinic is equipped with the full range of diagnostic laboratory equipment, digital x-ray, Doppler ultrasound, endoscopy and excellent facilities.

East Sussex is an area steeped in history, with beautiful countryside, stunning coastlines and an abundance of choice within the art, sports and leisure scenes. We also have the convenience of great links to Brighton, London and Gatwick.

Our fantastic, supportive team has a diverse range of Vets, Registered Veterinary Nurses and Student Veterinary Nurses. We also have our wonderful support team function with an array of excellent new recruits. The practice has been established for around 50 years, we have five branches, one of them running a 24-hour emergency service, and we also have three training practices allowing us to support and encourage further education. We have a strong focus on client education and preventative health care as well as ensuring a safe and happy workplace for our team.

We are looking for a Head Registered Veterinary Nurse. The ideal candidate will ideally have experience working in similar environment with some supervisory experience and preferably as a clinical coaching. The role is also suitable for experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses looking to develop their nursing career to the next level. You will be able to lead by example by providing excellent client service whilst demonstrating exceptional nursing care to our patients. This role requires excellent communication skills, a positive can-do attitude, the ability to work well within a team and possess a strong work ethic.

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