Full Time Surgical Referrals Registered Veterinary Nurse - Northumberland


Julie Powell

Our client is a fast-paced referral hospital based in beautiful Northumberland, within easy reach of the stunning coastline and the lively city of Newcastle upon Tyne. They are now looking for a Full Time Surgical Registered Veterinary Nurse to join them.

The hospital has been purpose-built to industry leading standards and features state-of-the-art facilities including four theatres (one with fluoroscopy,) a CT scanner, multiple ultrasound machines, video flexible and ridged endoscopy/laparoscopy/thoracoscopy/arthroscopy, and an MRI scanner. They offer referral services in orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, neurology, internal medicine, ECC and cardiology, enabling you to utilise your nursing skills to your full potential working with an interesting, diverse caseload.

As part of the surgery team, you will offer direct support to experienced referral clinicians, working in small teams to ensure all surgical patients receive the highest possible standards of care. You will have the opportunity to see a diverse referral caseload in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgeries, as well as some neurological cases. The client is committed to supporting your special interests and empowering you to build your clinical skills within a nurturing environment and with this in mind they would be open to accommodating a position solely within either soft tissue or orthopaedics, or a combination of the two.

Your responsibilities as a Surgical RVN will involve assisting with diagnostic imaging in CT and MRI, preparing/sterilising equipment and operating theatres, preparing patients for surgery, assisting throughout surgical procedures and recovering patients post-op. In addition, you may occasionally rotate through other areas of the hospital such as wards or ECC to assist the rest of the nursing team.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours over 5 days, and 1:6 weekends with TOIL. There are no compulsory night shifts or on-call, but our nurses can pick up optional night shifts to cover annual leave if they wish which will be reflected in your annual salary, or further optional weekend shifts which are paid as overtime. The starting salary for this role is 24,900-27,400 depending on experience, to be reviewed on completion of 3 month probation and again at yearly appraisal.

They are looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic nurse to join their amazing team. Referral experience, although desirable, is not essential as the successful applicant will receive 8 weeks of supported, structured training throughout the hospital. With this in mind, they will welcome applications from ambitious, motivated RVNs from both referral and first opinion backgrounds.

If this is role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.