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Do you have a passion for ward nursing? Are you looking for a role where you are having a step into a leadership role?

Do you enjoy working with a diverse range of caseloads?

We are working with a well-established, RCVS accredited small animal hospital near Wakefield that are looking for a Lead RVN with a focus on ward nursing. They are a purpose-built site with fantastic facilities, with RCVS accreditation and as a VN Training site there is a huge variety day to day. They over their own OOH and as a result ensure all cases are worked through from start to finish on site.

This is the perfect position for a Nurse looking to progress in all aspects of in-patient and hospital-based nursing within a leadership role. This includes providing patient care for all in-patients across all wards, ensure effective ward rounds and handovers are carried out, ensuring effective communication with clients throughout the day and liaising with other departments to ensure smooth flow of patients between disciplines.

For more information- please do get in touch!

Duties and hours

40 hours per week including 1:5 weekends and an equal share of the bank holiday rota. No OOH.

  • Working alongside the hospital’s other lead RVNs, lead vets and PCA’s to provide nursing plans and care for all inpatients.
  • Ensure precise, efficient and accurate ward rounds are carried out.
  • Work with the medical team to ensure all procedures are carried out as required for in patients.
  • Engage with discipline specific team meetings to review processes and protocols with a view to progressing and improving where possible.
  • Practice good hospital hygiene and maintain infection control check lists in all wards.
  • Accurate record keeping, especially with regards to kennel sheets.
  • Work closely with team leaders to plan the daily caseload.
  • Ensure effective handovers between patients.
  • Lead and participate in daily huddles and team briefings.
  • Engage with training in advanced monitoring techniques.
  • Have regular 1:1’s, performance development reviews, mid and end of year reviews with your line reports.
  • Attend and contribute to weekly lead nurse meetings.
  • Monitor intensive care patients.
  • Take responsibility for your patients from admit to discharge.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will love working within an extremely varied and fast paced environment with a team of like-minded people. We are looking for someone who will not only go above and beyond for patients, but for their colleagues too.

  • RCVS registered.
  • You will be proactive, enthusiastic, approachable, a great team player, able to use your own initiative and be self-motivated.
  • Experience working in a hospital is beneficial but not essential.
  • High clinical standards & gold standard patient care.
  • All experience levels welcome.
  • Someone who is looking to develop their career.
  • You shall have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to working are essential.

Key benefits:

  • Starting salary of £31,000 per annum, this is increased depending on experience.
  • No OOH.
  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave.
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid.
  • CPD funded and encouraged- including certificates.
  • Career progression opportunities.
  • Staff discount schemes.
  • Enhanced sickness pay.
  • Enhanced equal family leave.
  • Employer contribution pension scheme.
  • Eyecare voucher scheme.
  • Free annual Flu jab.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

For more information, please contact Laura: or ring/whatsapp/text: 07931 832 106. Alternatively, please see our other vacancies at

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