Permanent Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse - Glasgow

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Up to £28,840 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Sue Hanson

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -012022-23602

  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse - Glasgow

Role: Permanent Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse

Type: Small Animal

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Practice: Part of a group. That is an award-winning group of small animal practices that have been serving Glasgow and the surrounding areas for 50 years.

Team Info: They have an experienced and welcoming team across 7 practices across the Glasgow area

Facilities: They are proud of their purpose-built Veterinary Hospital in Glasgow, which specialises in Orthopaedic referrals as well as primary care all year round. They can offer you a great caseload and kit including an excellent Ultrasound scanner, ECG, Endoscope and Bronchoscope, and regular visiting CT scanning.

Role: They are currently recruiting for 3 Lead RVN. This is an exciting opportunity to progress your nursing career into a leadership role whilst retaining and utilising your nursing skills.

  • Lead Ward Nurse
  • Lead RVN of Clinical Areas
  • Lead Consulting Nurse

Key Responsibilities Are:

  • Ensure the highest level of care of patients is implemented by all members of the clinical team
  • Ensure that clinical protocols for your areas (Wards, Consulting and Clinical areas) are regularly reviewed, amended, and implemented by all clinical team associates.
  • Perform clinical audits and provide feedback to the Head Nurse/CNM as directed via the Nurse Meeting
  • Work with the Head Nurse/CNM to ensure the effective line management of your team. This includes PDRs, clinical audit feedback, and provide support as required.
  • Work with the Head Nurse/CNM to ensure that all new nurses entering the business are supported to complete their induction
  • Work enthusiastically with your team to help maintain a happy, efficient working environment, whilst ensuring practice policies are always adhered to.
  • Attend and assist in the monthly nurse meetings to ensure ward, night, surgical and rotational teams are working together effectively and efficiently. 
  • Ensure biosecurity protocols are followed by all RVNs so the highest standard of hygiene is maintained environmentally and that aseptic technique are used for patients as standard.
  • Provide clear, consistent, and professional leadership and act as a mentor for all staff by demonstrating professional awareness.

Hours: Full-time, with specific role shifts being discussed in the interview

Weekends: In line with the rota

Applicant Requirements: The ideal candidate will be organised, considerate, motivated and be qualified for a minimum of 1 year. Individual job descriptions are available upon request.

Salary: Competitive salary up to £28,840 p/a that is reflective of skills and experience


  • 5 weeks holiday per year + birthday leave day
  • 8 public holidays per year
  • CPD Support
  • Specsavers Free Eye Test (and voucher for glasses for VDU use if applicable)
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme with BUPA
  • RCVS Fee Paid
  • 1st opinion and referral hospital, excellent team ethos, and lovely clients
  • Pension scheme – automatic enrolment and completely hassle-free
  • Discount for own pets
  • Enhanced company sick pay
  • Enhanced company maternity/paternity

Ref: JN -012022-23602

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