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Newly Qualified Veterinary Nurses? Interested in Referral Nursing? Join our Post Registration Progr

Solihull, United Kingdom
Attractive Salary plus Benefits
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Small Animal
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Details

Our unique year-long programme is designed to equip newly-qualified nurses (0-12m registered) with the skills and knowledge to begin an exciting career in referral nursing.

During the programme you will rotate around three core areas for a total of three months per area (Wards, Theatre and Diagnostics) with a designated skills supervisor on hand to offer you support.

You will have the choice of an optional rotation which will differ depending on the referral practice and your preference.

Examples of optional rotations include soft tissue, orthopaedics, neurology, internal medicine and dentistry.

Click on the logos below to find out more about each of our multidisciplinary specialist-led referral practices running the programme this year.

Together with the PRP managers and skills supervisors, our fully trained preceptors (a term used in the NHS to describe a clinical mentor) will support your transition from student to successful referral nurse by helping you progress your professional behaviours and referral level clinical skills.

In addition to the clinical experience and training you receive you will also attend five professional development days (PDD) which will accelerate your career within referral nursing.

These will include:
  • Understanding team dynamics
  • Communication training
  • Quality Improvement Skills
  • Human Factors and Patient Safety
  • Support in creating CPD and training activities
  • Career progression
  • Professional resilience
  • Clinical Skills, such as CPR

You will also have access to a generous CPD budget and an additional CPD allowance. This coupled with our fantastic starting salary, annual leave allowance and employee benefits package will allow you to start your career in referral nursing in the best way possible.

By the end of the programme we hope to have supported our newly-qualified nurses to become fully fledged members of the referral team who are confident in their ability to perform all aspects of referral nursing, who are able to contribute to QI initiatives, support the delivery of CPD and training activities and support other new nurses joining the business.

Download our Post Registration Programme Booklet or register your interest by applying to us.


Linnaeus is a forward-thinking partnership of highly-respected primary care and referral veterinary practices across the UK and Ireland, comprising some of the best clinicians in the profession. Two important things bring us together; a commitment to excellence in everything we do and our passion to achieve our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

At Linnaeus we carefully select the practices we partner with to ensure the highest levels of patient care across our group. Together we provide a growing community of like-minded veterinary professionals who are passionate about what they do. We work with different types of practices, in every field of veterinary medicine, including small animal, farm and equine.

Company info
0121 712 7050
Friars Gate
1011 Stratford Road
B90 4BN

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