Deputy Head Theatre Nurse

Deputy Head Theatre Nurse

We have a rare opportunity to join our theatre team as a Deputy Head Nurse. This role will work alongside our Head Theatre Nurse to support, develop and guide the theatre team in caseload management, advanced surgical procedures, training and human resources whilst still getting to work as a nurse within the team.

This is an opportunity to work in state-of-the-art theatres, working alongside renowned specialists in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Neurology. With opportunities to scrub into surgical cases, as well as circulate, perform intraoperative imaging and surgical prep of patients. The successful candidate will also support the head nurse with management of the staff and organisation of the surgical list. They would be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations.     Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of nursing care, a desire to learn and a capability to work under pressure. We are looking for a candidate with at least 2-years’ experience as a qualified nurse and a thorough knowledge of theatre practice. Previous experience in a referral environment and management is desirable but not essential.    

We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

Closing date: Friday 28 February 2020

For further information and to apply, please send your completed application to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor (