“One of the most important things we can do is to allow our staff to achieve the best that they can”

Bridge Referrals places team work at the heart of our ethos.  We take pride in our dedication to offering the highest standards in veterinary care. We envisage developing a highly motivated team by investing in their training, career prospects, job satisfaction and wellbeing. We want to empower our staff to take pride in the service they provide and work to the best of their ability. We are committed to individual career advancement and dedicated to promoting a healthy work life balance.

Bridge Referrals are now looking to fulfil the following positions as we grow through 2024:

Closing date for all current vacancies is Wednesday, 31st July 2024

 

  • Referral Veterinary Nurses – Internal Medicine

  • Referral Veterinary Nurses – Ophthalmology

  • Referral Veterinary Nurses – Surgery

  • Referral Veterinary Nurses – Twilight

  • Referral Veterinary Nurses – Nights

  • Veterinary Care Assistants

Referral Veterinary Nurses - Internal Medicine

5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays | Paid Birthday holiday | Paid lunch break | Generous sick and parental leave policies | Employer contribution pension scheme | CPD allowance + in-house training | Generous staff discount scheme | Cycle to work scheme| RCVS and VDS fees paid

Salary – from £29,700 dependent on experience and qualifications

 

Due to recent expansion, we are looking for a highly motivated full time Registered Veterinary Nurse who can thrive in our busy referral hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Medicine Department. We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic qualified Registered Nurses with experience within the veterinary referral environment.

As an Internal Medicine Nurse at Bridge, you will collaborate with the Internal Medicine Clinicians and Lead Medicine Nurse to manage patients requiring medical interventions for various conditions, from endocrinopathies to immune-mediated diseases and beyond. We also see a high caseload of oncology patients.

Proficiency in anaesthesia is essential for supporting patients during procedures such as gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, fluoroscopy and diagnostic imaging (CT and ultrasound predominantly). You will also play a crucial role in assisting with diverse medical procedures involved in the work-ups of our patients. This position offers ample opportunity to enhance your practical skill set within our extensive and
diverse caseload at Bridge Referrals Ltd.

For Registered Veterinary Nurses with a passion for internal medicine, this role provides an ideal platform for expanding both understanding and practical abilities. Effective communication with all disciplines is pivotal to ensure top-tier patient care from admission to discharge.

This is a prime opportunity to join us during a period of expansion, where we’ve bolstered our hospital to encompass more departments that are equipped with cutting-edge facilities to accommodate our ever growing caseload.

Referral experience is imperative, but we offer comprehensive training and support throughout. You should commit to a rolling rota of 40 hours per week (38 hours, half hour paid lunch per 10 hour shift) including weekend and bank holiday shifts. We offer training and support in areas that are unfamiliar.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • A proactive attitude and ability to work independently.
  • Adapt well and have the ability to learn
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Highly motivated to provide the best quality patient care
  • Confident when speaking to clients
  • Ability to work at a fast pace under pressure.
  • Competent IT skills

To apply for this position please email your CV with a covering note to [email protected]

Referral Veterinary Nurses - Ophthalmology

5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays | Paid Birthday holiday | Paid lunch break | Generous sick and parental leave policies | Employer contribution pension scheme | CPD allowance + in-house training | Generous staff discount scheme | Cycle to work scheme| RCVS and VDS fees paid

Salary – from £29,700 dependent on experience and qualifications

 

Due to recent expansion, we are looking for highly motivated full time Veterinary Referral Nurses who can thrive in our busy independent referral hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Ophthalmology Department and become an integral part of Team Bridge, contributing to our mission of making Bridge Referrals the leading choice for patients, clients and staff in the North East. We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic qualified Registered Nurses with experience within the veterinary referral environment.

Ophthalmology involves working with both medical and surgical patients. Duties include; assisting the ophthalmologist with procedures and consultations, client communication, inpatient care, general anaesthesia and preparing theatre for extraocular and intraocular surgeries. Experience within an ophthalmology department is not essential as full training will be provided.

The ideal candidates will have the ability to work well under pressure, thrive within a team, and prioritise patient care.

You should commit to a rota of 40 hours per week (38 hours, half hour paid lunch per 10 hour shift) which may include participation in a quiet weekend and bank holiday on-call rota. Our out of hours is referral only and screened by the on-call vet.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Proactive attitude and ability to work autonomously.
  • Capacity to adapt, keenness for learning, and excellent verbal and written communication
    skills.
  • High motivation to deliver outstanding service and ability to work efficiently under pressure.
  • Competent IT skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience of referral nursing, but this is not essential as we
    offer training and support in areas that are unfamiliar.

To apply for this position please email your CV with a covering note to [email protected]

Referral Veterinary Nurses - Surgery

5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays | Paid Birthday holiday | Paid lunch break | Generous sick and parental leave policies | Employer contribution pension scheme | CPD allowance + in-house training | Generous staff discount scheme | Cycle to work scheme| RCVS and VDS fees paid

Salary – from £29,700 dependent on experience and qualifications

 

Due to recent expansion, we are looking for highly motivated full time Veterinary Referral Nurses who can thrive in our busy referral hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Surgical Department and become an integral part of Team Bridge, contributing to our mission of making Bridge Referrals the leading choice for patients, clients and staff in the North East. The role encompasses all aspects of nursing care for surgical patients, requiring individuals who thrive in a busy hospital environment both independently and as part of a dynamic team.

This role is perfect for a Registered Veterinary Nurse with a passion for surgery. You’ll start by supporting our veterinary surgeons in both soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures, ensuring the highest standard of care for every patient. This opportunity also includes the potential for further career advancement with the chance to focus your nursing career in either soft tissue or orthopaedic surgery in the near future.

The ideal candidate should have experience working in a referral environment and be proficient in anaesthesia/theatre practice. You’ll play a crucial role in maintaining the smooth flow of patients in their journey through the hospital from admission to discharge while providing exceptional patient care. Success in this role requires the ability to thrive in a diverse, fast-paced environment, showcasing teamwork, initiative, and self-motivation. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and flexibility are indispensable.

You should commit to a rolling rota of 40 hours per week (38 hours, half hour paid lunch per 10 hour shift) including weekend and bank holiday shifts. We offer training and support in areas that are unfamiliar.

Expected responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with planning/preparation for surgical cases.
  • Monitoring anaesthesia and post-operative analgesia of surgical patients.
  • Supporting the triage system, diary management, and demonstrating excellent work ethic.
  • Attending team meetings, engaging in research and development, and taking responsibility for patient nursing from admission to discharge.
  • Supporting new nurses through induction and participating in CPD and in-house training.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Proactive attitude and ability to work autonomously.
  • Capacity to adapt, keenness for learning, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High motivation to deliver outstanding service and ability to work efficiently under pressure.
  • Competent IT skills.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience of referral nursing, but this is not essential.

To apply for this position please email your CV with a covering note to [email protected]

Referral Veterinary Nurses - Twilight

5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays | Paid Birthday holiday | Paid lunch break | Generous sick and parental leave policies | Employer contribution pension scheme | CPD allowance + in-house training | Generous staff discount scheme | Cycle to work scheme| RCVS and VDS fees paid

Salary – from £30,000 dependent on experience and qualifications

 

Due to recent expansion, we are looking for highly motivated full time Veterinary Referral Twilight Nurses who can thrive in our busy referral hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Twilight Nursing Department where your shifts will cover both afternoon and evening work. We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic qualified Registered Nurses with experience within the veterinary referral environment. You will be part of Team Bridge as we strive to make Bridge Referrals the best in the area for our patients and our staff. The position will involve all aspects of nursing care for inpatients. The ideal candidates will have the ability to work well under pressure and independently. Candidates should work well in a team, and thrive in the varied environment of a veterinary referral hospital.

You should commit to a rolling rota of 40 hours per week (38 hours, half hour paid lunch per 10 hour shift) including weekend and bank holiday shifts. We offer training and support in areas that are unfamiliar.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • A proactive attitude and ability to work independently.
  • Adapt well and have the ability to learn
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Highly motivated to provide the best quality patient care.
  • Confident when speaking to clients.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace under pressure.
  • Competent IT skills

To apply for this position please email your CV with a covering note to [email protected]

Referral Veterinary Nurse - Nights

5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays | Paid Birthday holiday | Paid lunch break | Generous sick and parental leave policies | Employer contribution pension scheme | CPD allowance + in-house training | Generous staff discount scheme | Cycle to work scheme| RCVS and VDS fees paid

Salary – from £34,000 dependent on experience and qualifications

 

Due to recent expansion, we are looking for highly motivated full time Veterinary Referral Night Nurses who can thrive in our busy independent referral hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Night Nursing Department. We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic qualified Registered Nurse with experience within the veterinary referral environment. You will be part of Team Bridge as we strive to make Bridge Referrals the best in the area for our patients and our staff. The position will involve all aspects of nursing care for inpatients. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work well under pressure and independently. Candidates should work well in a team, and thrive in the varied environment of a veterinary referral hospital.

You should commit to a rolling rota of 40 hours per week (38 hours, half hour paid lunch per 10 hour shift) including weekend and bank holiday shifts. We offer training and support in areas that are unfamiliar.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • A proactive attitude and ability to work independently.
  • Adapt well and have the ability to learn
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Highly motivated to provide the best quality patient care.
  • Confident when speaking to clients
  • Ability to work at a fast pace under pressure.
  • Competent IT skills

To apply for this position please email your CV with a covering note to [email protected]

Veterinary Care Assistants

5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays | Paid Birthday holiday | Paid lunch break | Generous sick and parental leave policies | Employer contribution pension scheme | Extensive in-house training | Generous staff discount scheme | Cycle to work scheme

Salary – minimum wage

 

We are looking for a highly motivated experienced Veterinary Care Assistant who can thrive and progress in our fast-paced, high-quality hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to join our new referral team for a friendly and enthusiastic colleague. You will be a crucial part of our team as we start out on this amazing journey to make Bridge Referrals the best in the area for our patients and staff.

The position will involve multiple aspects of caring for a variety of inpatients, assisting veterinary surgeons and nurses in their duties, as well as cleaning and preparing theatres, clinical areas and specialist equipment.

You will also be a key team member in running our internal laboratory and ensuring samples are submitted to external laboratories effectively. Care and maintenance of laboratory machines is something that you will become skilled in within this role. You should  have the ability to work efficiently under pressure and also be self-sufficient and demonstrate initiative. 

You should be able to commit to a rolling rota of 40 hours per week, including weekend, bank holiday and night shifts. Previous experience in a veterinary environment is preferred. We provide training in all aspects of the job and support our team member’s personal development. 

This position is a rare opportunity to work and learn from experienced and compassionate members of the veterinary profession. As you progress in this role, there will be the opportunity to be supported through the Veterinary Nurse Training Course.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • A proactive attitude.
  • Adapt well and have the ability to learn
  • Ability to work at a fast pace under pressure.
  • Competent IT skills 

To apply for this position please email your CV with a covering note to [email protected]