Vet Nurse: Learning & Development Coordinator

This is a newly created role that will require input from the successful candidate. The L&D Nurse Coordinator will oversee, coordinate and deliver the clinical aspects of our Animal Attendant and Nurse progression for both Emergency and Referral services. From the recruitment of the required skill base to the ongoing learning needs of our most experienced nursing team members.

The L&D Coordinator will oversee clinical nursing processes, procedures and policies, to achieve gold standard clinical care and peace of mind. With best clinical practice, our hospital systems will work smoothly, efficiently and maximising capacity. Our nursing team will be aware and engaged in their ongoing learning and career pathways, utilising internal and external resources.

Operational tasks

  • Conduct clinical skills training on shift
  • Coordinate and deliver internal and external nurse training events
  • Oversee nursing staff performing their duties as per job descriptions – including workflow efficiencies
  • Complete & maintain operational reports, assessments and documentation,
  • Proficiently & proactively utilise IT platforms and systems with a capacity to build, improve and update learning modules in Sharepoint and other Microsoft 365 product suite.
  • Liaise with a range of stakeholders including; People & Culture Manager, Vet Director, CEO
  • Plan and execute Annual Training modules according to the need of individuals and the business. This will include annual training & assessments for experienced team members & those returning to work after extended absences such as maternity leave and injury.
  • Demonstrate an ROI of learning & development activities – both through planning and review
  • Assist with the development, implementation and training of nurse training materials and resources
  • Execute this to floor staff through clinical policies, procedures and planned training programs

Leadership & Qualities

  • Promotes and encourages AREC Core Values of RESPECT by demonstrating Diligence, Professionalism, Excellence, Empathy and Integrity
  • Coaches, mentors and supports nursing staff – including Senior & Nurse Team Leaders
  • Displays a high level of Emotional Intelligence that allows you to see and appreciate perspectives held by team members at all levels within the organisation
  • Displays excellent communication skills to be able to have respectful, difficult conversations with team members at all levels within the organisation, pet owners, referral clinics and vendors
  • Demonstrates excellent communication & relationship building skills – both verbal and written with high regard for confidentiality
  • Ensures actions are taken to build and maintain good teamwork and morale
  • Demonstrates & role models excellence and professionalism in all areas of behaviour and communication
  • Be able to demonstrate your ongoing learning and professional associations and networking
  • Assist in strategy execution of quarterly business priorities

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Certificate IV in Vet Nursing
  • Minimum five years nursing experience including Emergency and Critical Care and ideally Specialist areas
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment preferred
  • Vet Nurse Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care preferred
  • Experience in group facilitation

The Nursing L&D Coordinator will report to the Practice Manager. You will be expected to work across a flexible schedule, including weekdays, weekends, Public Holidays and evenings up until midnight. (Overnights are not required). This is a full time, salaried role & package in line with 

Emergency & Critical Care Vet Nurse (Casual Roles)

Does the thrill of never knowing exactly what kind of patient is going to walk through the door each night excite you?

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

You :

  • Preferred 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, Overnights (eg 8 pm until 6 am).
  • 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 – our overnight penalty rates are especially attractive/competitive!
  • 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

We are currently only offering casual nursing roles.

** Please note, casual position requirements are a minimum of 2 shifts per month and include overnight shifts.

Veterinary Nurse – Animal Attendant (Casual Roles)

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 to become 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 minimum of 1-2 years experience in general practice
  • 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

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, procedures, IV placement, blood draws, IV fluids set up, X-rays and ultrasounds.
  • Assisting with TPR duties under 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.
  • 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