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Emergency & Critical Care VeterinariansFull time, part time, casual
Emergency & Critical Care Internships 2022**Applications now open**
Vet Science University Student PlacementsAccepting applications for 2022 for final year only.
Vet Nurses – see below for multiple role optionsYes
Animal AttendantNo
Customer Service Representative – casualCasual immediate start with a view to a full time maternity leave contract starting approximately July 2021
Scheduling and Payroll CoordinatorFull time
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Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarians

Emergency Veterinary Positions Available
Approved sponsorship available and relocation allowance

Hear from vets who have both settled in our region and worked whilst traveling;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsdS9nr9AW8

Are you the one?

  • A veterinarian with at least 12 months experience (Emergency experience is desirable, but not essential). Training in core skills and mentoring from our Senior vets will be provided.
  • Able to work shared overnights, weekends & public holidays – because that’s when the most fun happens.
  • Thorough with medical records
  • Keeps a cool head during emergencies, yet thrives on adrenaline and has a “can do” attitude
  • Takes delight in providing peace of mind to clients
  • Adaptable to change
  • Believes learning never stops

The Animal Referral and Emergency Centre has been an established After Hours Emergency Centre for the past 15 years. More recently we have expanded to offer day time specialist and referral services (Surgery, Critical Care, Dermatology, Rehab & Physio). We have long term relationships with the general practices in the Newcastle and surrounding areas so it’s important that our medicine, care and communication is of the highest level to enable these relationships to continue into the future.

We have a recently renovated hospital and have achieved the ASAV Hospital of Excellence award. We need someone that can adapt to a constantly changing environment, provide input and feedback and help us grow into the future.

We come from a diverse range of backgrounds and our decisions and behaviour are governed by our core value of Respect, shown through Diligence, Professionalism, Excellence, Empathy and Integrity.

What do we do well?

  • The ability to find out what the client needs, even when they are distressed
  • The communication skills to clearly present a treatment plan.
  • The ability to care for patients and pet owners
  • Triage a busy hospital to provide appropriate care to inpatients
  • Ensure appropriate diagnostics are requested and results interpreted and recorded
  • Communicate patient progress to staff, clients and referral hospitals

What’s in it for you?

  • Remuneration range $103,000+ FTE, plus opportunity to earn more
  • Approved Sponsorship available and Relocation Allowance
  • Ongoing training (AREC Seminars, CPR training, Journal Club, Wet Labs & more)
  • Comprehensive mentorship through our AREC Vet Progression Pathway
  • 5 weeks leave FTE
  • Study leave plus a 3% CPD allowance
  • VPB registration
  • VIN membership
  • CVE membership
  • VetEducation membership
  • VECCS membership
  • AVA membership

To further discuss, please speak to our Vet Director Caroline Romeo on +61 2 4957 7106, or simply click the button below to begin your application.


Veterinary Internships

AREC is currently running our 2021 Emergency Internship. We have 3 wonderful interns who are rotating through Surgery and ECC. We are now accepting applications for 2022!

Applications are now open for:

A fourth internship position starting mid-year 2021.

Three 2022 internship positions starting early 2022.

We will close applications for our 2022 intern positions on Wednesday 30th June, 2021.

Who are we looking for?

  • Both recent graduates and ambitious new graduates are encouraged to apply
  • Be willing to embrace challenges and a high paced learning environment
  • Excellent communication skills and a team player attitude
  • A desire to constantly learn and be accountable for your own learning

What is in it for you?

  • Working with a close-knit team who are all passionate about patient and client care
  • A fantastic learning environment across the referral service at AREC and the chance to develop a professional relationship with our referral vets.
  • A mentor and manager who is one of our Vet Team Leaders, working with you on the floor in Emergency and Critical Care
  • Training in consulting techniques, workplace wellness, mental health and communication training.
  • Enrolment in the Improve International Accelerated Emergency Program providing you with access to Emergency and Critical Care Specialists along with a post-graduate certification with the ISVPS Foundation Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care (course fees covered by AREC) https://improveinternational.com.au/course/global-accelerated-emergency-program/
  • Our team is important to us, we come from a diverse range of backgrounds and at work our decisions and behaviour are governed by our core value of Respect, shown through Diligence, Professionalism, Excellence, Empathy and Integrity.
  • We run an extensive range of learning opportunities including:
  • CPR RECOVER Certified Training – every 2 months
  • Practical wet labs
  • Ultrasound training
  • Emergency and Critical Care tutorials weekly
  • Rounds: shared case discussions
  • Ventilator training
  • A competitive intern salary of $60,400 for a 38 hour week.

Applications for 2021 program will close June 30th 2021

We have found people really feel like they know us better once they have watched our Video
“Who We Are & What We Do” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAMYJjKiobU&t=46s


Vet Student University Placement

We welcome final year university students studying vet science and looking to explore an interest in emergency, critical care, medicine and surgery.
Our referral vets, ER vets and nurses are keen to help vet students grow in their final year before graduating. In addition to assisting in varied complicated medical and surgical cases, vet students are invited to join in any of our in-house training/mentoring sessions that are operating during their rotation with us such as:

  • Weekly ECC Book Club
  • Practicing procedures in Wet Labs
  • CPR training
  • Mortality and Morbidity Rounds, Grand Rounds
  • Ultrasound training
  • Training in Approach to the Emergency Patient

During your time off, we recommend exploring Newcastle’s beautiful beaches and bush walks, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Valley vineyards, and lots of great cafes and restaurants. We also have a large and collaborative vet community with over 50 clinics and a wide range of experience and expertise to meet!

We are currently accepting vet student applications for final year students in 2021. We also have some places available for this year

To apply for a placement please enter your details via the below form.


Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian – Team Leader

AREC Team leaders are expected to be permanent employees. Casual employees may apply but will be expected to transition to full or part time permanent employment on successful appointment to a TL role.  Due to the nature of the role, Team Leaders are required to work a minimum of 50 hours per fortnight.  Team leader hours are in addition to this.

You;

  • Have all the qualities listed above in the position for our Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarians.
  • Have a desire to lead and show leadership by example
  • Have a desire to develop people and have the ability to provide constant feedback to improve work performance and efficiency
  • Can demonstrate a sound level of emotional intelligence to support team members through the challenges of working in a team environment
  • The ability to think critically and implement plans to assist team members to progress in their roles
  • A desire to learn more about the business functions and to be part of improving business performance

Also:

  • As part of the role, Team Leaders are expected to participate in formal Team Leader training
  • There is additional support provided by sending you to off-site training/workshops, with participation in post-course webinars and group coaching
  • This is in addition to the AREC CPD allowance

If this interests you, please click the ‘I’m Interested’ button


Veterinary Nurse Roles

We currently have a number of vet nurse positions available.

AREC is a progressive learning space with a newly developing Nursing Progression Plan. Allowing for those with a passion for exceptional patient care to develop the skills needed in the ECC and referral space.* Hours can be negotiated with the ability to work beyond contracted hours up to full time Equivalent.

For more information; https://arecvet.com.au/vet-nurses/


Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Nurses

These positions are ideal for experienced GP nurses looking to develop their skills, or for experienced nurses looking for a change.

You will be working alongside our team of Emergency and Critical Care staff with the view of progressing with training into sole charge emergency nursing shifts.  This position would be suitable for nurses with previous experience in this role or those who are looking for a new direction with their nursing.

You :

  • Minimum 3 years GP experience in a busy practice.
  • Experience in working both sole charge and in a team.
  • Positive outlook.
  • Flexibility to work some Public Holidays, Weekends, Nightshift.
  • Confident in your basic nursing skills.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Ability to stay calm in a busy environment
  • A drive to experience something new and challenging
  • Certificate IV or equivalent in Veterinary Nursing
  • High quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task

About the job:

  • Nursing;
    • intravenous catheter placement, intravenous blood samples, assisting with radiographs, bandaging, monitoring anaesthetics.
    • Ensure appropriate diagnostics are performed and results recorded and communicated
    • Advanced nursing techniques such as ventilator care
    • Communicate patient progress to staff, clients and referral hospitals
    • Assisting other nurses and doctor
    • Reception Duties
    • Handle patients in line with our “Low Stress Handling” Techniques

AREC can offer:

  • On-the-job training of more advanced Nursing Procedures
  • Continuing Education Allowance and Study Leave for permanent staff
  • Above award remuneration
  • We like toys and gadgets, and have all the usual, plus extras like a CT machine.
  • A modern workplace with an ethical framework
  • We’re a team, we all pitch in to get the job done and have fun while we’re doing it

Referral Nurse

Referral nurses work alongside our referral teams in Surgery and ECC as well as supporting our ER staff. This position is suitable for experienced nurses as well as those looking for a new direction and would like to dip their toes in the referral space.  Training will be provided by experienced nurses working in this role.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3-5 years GP experience in a busy practice.
  • Experience in working both sole charge and in a team.
  • Sound knowledge of general anaesthesia
  • General knowledge of surgical patient preparation
  • General knowledge of surgical instrument preparation
  • Positive outlook.
  • Confident in your nursing skills.
  • A willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to stay calm in a busy environment
  • A drive to experience something new and challenging


Veterinary Nurse – Animal Attendant

These positions are ideal for GP nurses who don’t yet have the experience and skills required to be one of our Emergency & Critical Care Nurses – yet are keen to progress your career path in this direction.

You will need to be available for shift work – overnight, weekends & Public Holidays.

We have a structured Progression Plan implemented to develop our emerging Animal Attendants through to becoming our next Emergency & Critical Care Nurses!
Come and be a part of a supportive learning environment where you can increase your skills knowledge and become confident in your Emergency Nursing abilities.

You are:

  • Interested in a career in emergency & critical care and wish to progress through to an Emergency & Critical Care Nursing level
  • Passionate in providing exceptional patient and client care
  • Committed to ongoing continuous professional development
  • A like minded person who fits in with our team and values and supports our culture
  • Organised and self driven
  • Have the ability to find out what the client needs, even when they are distressed. Ensuring clients are informed and happy.
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment

Requirements:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • A passion for Emergency & Critical Care
  • Extremely high quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Have good knowledge of hospital hygiene and general clinic workflow requirements
  • Good animal handling ability and knowledge of low stress handling

Desirable:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in GP Practice (can include placement for Cert IV completion)

About the job:

  • Animal Attending (entry level)
    • Ensure hospital workflow is efficient by maintaining hospital hygiene and floor stock levels
    • Patient care – walking, feeding, grooming, bathing and cage care of inpatients
    • Assisting Nurses and Vets with animal handling and procedures such as IV placement, blood draws, IV fluids set up, X-rays and Ultrasounds
    • Assisting with TPR duties under the supervision and as directed by Nurses
    • Surgery assistance (set up and maintenance of Surgical areas)
    • Reception Duties
    • Handle patients in line with our “Low Stress Handling” Techniques
    • Learning!! Lots and lots of learning!!
  • This position is for shift workers – overnights, weekends and Public Holidays
  • Start date; we are in need of casual AA’s from November 2019
  • Casual positions require a minimum commitment of 2 shifts per month

AREC can offer:

  • On-the-job training of Nursing procedures and continued skills development through our structured Progression Plan
  • Continuing Education Allowance and Study Leave for permanent staff
  • Above award remuneration
  • We like toys and gadgets, and have all the usual, plus extras like a CT machine.
  • A modern workplace with an ethical framework
  • We’re a team, we all pitch in to get the job done and have fun while we’re doing it

Customer Service Representative

We have a position available for our busy 24/7 vet clinic. We are a unique business with opportunity to learn and grow. This will begin ASAP as a casual role, yet with a view to a full time maternity leave contract starting approximately July 2021
Our mission is to provide Peace of Mind for our clients – that is, both pet owners of the Hunter and the local vet clinics to have relief for after hours, emergencies and referral services.
You will be key to ensuring clients receive gold standard customer service during sometimes very stressful times for pet owners.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing incoming calls & patient enquiries, medical records, test results
  • Managing correspondence including mail, email, contributing to newsletters
  • Coordinating appointments and calender management for veterinarians
  • Billing and financial responsibilities including; banking & reconciliation, processing payments, invoices, receipts & follow up on outstanding accounts
  • General admin may include but not restricted to; maintain spreadsheets, database management, process and policy reviews, routine and regular tidy and clean of reception and waiting areas, ordering of stationary, document management
  • WHS: Be aware and comply with WHS requirements
  • Contribution of patient stories to our newsletters – which could also be used for our social media
  • Willingness to be one of our social media admins would be an advantage

Selection Criteria

  • A minimum 2 years previous experience working as a receptionist – health, vet or medical would be an advantage although not essential
  • Exceptional telephone manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A professional, mature and caring manner
  • High level of computer literacy and typing skills
  • Ability to work with a positive, ‘nothing is too hard’ attitude
  • Outstanding organisational skills with the capacity to work under pressure

The casual position starting in March to approximately July, will be approximately 20-30hrs per week with shifts ranging from 7am-3pm or 3pm-10pm being a mix of weekdays and weekends.
This person will then hopefully progress to a maternity leave contract around July full time. Full time CSR roles will work on a 4 week rotation where 1 (maybe 2) weekends per month. The remaining hours are weekly rotations which include a week of weekday shifts 7am-3pm or 3pm-10pm. (This will average 51hrs/fortnight) Given the nature of our business, flexibility to work a range of hours is important.

If you are keen to be a part of a highly compassionate and hard working team of veterinarians and vet nurses we would love to hear from you.
Please apply with both CV and cover letter by clicking the ‘I’m Interested’ button below


Scheduling and Payroll Co-ordinator  

Are you a roster manager who is a guru problem solver, with excellent communication and people skills?
You manage to work at a fast pace, yet with superior attention to detail?

This role ensures our hard-working shift worker vets and nurses, are supported by having a fully staffed team present on shift every day and night. It is a role which is best suited to someone who enjoys getting to know a large team, and working with them to find the right balance for the business of 24/7 animal patient care.

The right fit for our team would be someone who can think outside the box, is comfortable with change, and who can take a creative and positive approach to problem solving.

You will be responsible for preparing and managing rosters and schedules for our 90+ employees using Kronos WorkForce Ready, and managing a fortnightly payroll using MYOB.

You will report directly to the head of People and Culture in this role, however will also work closely with the Vet Director and Practice Manager.  You will not have any direct line reporting responsibilities. This role will also include some administrative duties to support the AREC Executive team.

Key responsibilities:
Ensuring our around the clock shifts are scheduled, employees are rostered onto shifts, and the Hospital is adequately staffed.
Responsibility for processing online onboarding of new employees
Responsibility for processing and managing the fortnightly payroll run along with general payroll duties
Responsibility for general administrative tasks for Executive team

Technical skills:
Sound IT skills required.
Ability to use a Scheduling/rostering system essential
Knowledge of and prior experience using Kronos WorkForce Ready Suite and MYOB will be highly regarded
Knowledge of the Animal Care and Vet Services Award is desirable, but not essential
Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and calculations and ability to produce and manipulate a Microsoft Word document required
Ability to create and maintain appropriate Hospital policies and procedures relevant to the role
Prior experience in a Human or Animal Health environment highly regarded

Personal Conduct/Performance:
Able to work both autonomously and as part of a larger team
Execute strong communication skills in dealings with Shift Worker employees
Live our Core Values on a daily basis

Selection Criteria:

  • Prior Scheduling/rostering experience required
  • Prior Payroll experience required
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the capacity to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience in human or animal health in a scheduling role highly desired
  • Love of animals and the people that care for them essential

This position is permanent full time Monday to Friday.  Hours can be negotiated for the right candidate.  No weekend work required for this role.

If you have any questions, please email HR@arecvet.com.au [link removed]

If you are keen to be a part of a highly compassionate and hard working team of professionals we are keen to hear from you!

**Applications close Friday 25th June**
Please apply with both CV and cover letter by clicking the ‘I’m Interested’ button below