Are you an experienced veterinary nurse wanting the opportunity to broaden your career horizons? And does the thrill of never knowing what kind of patient will walk through the door each night excite you?
The candidate will be working alongside our team of emergency staff with the view of progressing (with training) into sole-charge emergency nursing shifts.
This position is targeted at nurses with previous experience in an ECC role and is ideal for experienced GP nurses looking to develop their skills in the emergency sector.
Casual and Perm roles available
A minimum of three years of nursing experience in a busy GP practice is essential(not including work experience or placement).
Certificate IV or equivalent in veterinary nursing(essential)
Experience in working both sole charge and in a team.
Confident in your nursing ability.
A positive outlook and a willingness to learn.
Flexibility to perform a variety of public holiday, weekend and overnight shifts
Ability to stay calm, prioritise and multi-task in a busy environment
Eagerness to embrace change and a challenge
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Show initiative and are a team player
Participated in emergency surgeries such as GDV and ex-lap (desirable)
Having had experience with snakebite and tick patients (desirable)
What is involved:
Intravenous catheter placement, intravenous blood samples, assisting with radiographs, bandaging and 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 doctors, working in conjunction with our CSR team
Handle patients in line with our “low-stress handling” techniques
AREC can offer:
Continuing Education Allowance and study leave for permanent staff
Above award remuneration – our overnight penalty rates are especially attractive!
In-house pathology and advanced imaging
A modern workplace with an ethical framework
Dedicated break nurses to ensure our staff are getting their breaks
We’re a team; we all pitch in to get the job done and have fun while we’re doing it
PLEASE SUBMIT A CV AS WELL AS A COVER LETTER.
Have any further questions? Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
** Please note, casual position requirements are a minimum of 2 shifts per month and include overnight shifts.
The Animal Referral and Emergency Centre provides daytime specialist services and overnight and emergency or critical care for your pet.
AREC staff provide high quality care when illness or injury occurs, or if your pet needs continuing after hours care. AREC staff are trained in referral, specialty and emergency management to deal with any situation pet care demands.