Emergency & Critical Care Nurse
Essendon Fields, VIC


An exciting opportunity for an Emergency & Critical Care Vet Nurse to join our Essendon Fields team on a permanent full-time basis.

Does the thrill of trauma and emergency medicine excite you, but you still remain as cool as a cucumber?

Due to expansion in specialist services the Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) department at the Animal Referral Hospital in Essendon Fields has two full-time equivalent positions available for two successful nurses to join our hard-working, close-knit team that is dedicated to best possible patient outcomes and who works within their client’s needs.

This position may be suited for an experienced GP nurses with a keen interest in emergency & critical care medicine. The successful applicants will need to be available for varying day, evening and overnight shifts on a fortnightly roster in our 24/7 hospital.

About us
The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) Essendon has a 24 hour per day, 7 days a week, dedicated emergency and critical care (ECC) service. The hospital is staffed with an outstanding team of emergency veterinarians and nurses working alongside specialists in ECC / internal medicine and surgery. We aim to provide a responsive, comprehensive emergency and referral service to Victorian veterinarians, their clients and their pets. We provide high professional and clinical standards, which are tempered with genuine care and compassion.

ARH is well equipped with CT, MRI, digital radiology, ultrasound, endoscope, in-house laboratory, ventilators, patient monitors and sophisticated emergency and surgical facilities. ARH utilises fully integrated Rx works software and operates with Smartflow electronic hospital charting. We also have the added advantage of internal referral to our associate specialist departments in surgery, medicine and advanced imaging.

Our nursing team is highly valued and encouraged to utilise their skills and work autonomously to support our specialist veterinarians in providing exceptional patient care. Nurses also have access to regular free in-house continuing education sessions to develop their existing skillset and knowledge.

About your new role
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to;
• Admission & triage of emergency patients
• A permanent full-time role with variety
• Forward planning and providing direct and individualised patient care for critically ill patients
• Performing diagnostics and treatments
• Plan and perform anaesthesia for ill or unstable patients
• Record all care information concisely and accurately
• Work directly under the guidance and support of veterinarians and senior nurses
• Liaise knowledgeably and accurately with staff and clients.
• General Housekeeping

About you
We are searching for nurses who possesses the ability to multitask and work well as a team in an often face-paced environment. Specialist hospital experience is preferable, but a strong general practice background is welcome and looked highly upon. On the job training will be provided with ongoing support by senior members of staff and veterinarians however applicants must possess the ability to work unsupervised as well as demonstrate reasonable proficiency in basic nursing skills such as intravenous catheter placement, fluid therapy, drug dose calculations, use of monitoring equipment and assessing vital signs, as the role involves a degree of autonomy and use of initiative.

What you’ll bring
• Minimum of 2 years’ fulltime experience in general practice post qualification
• Certificate iv in veterinary nursing or higher
• A professional and positive demeanour
• Ability to work efficiently with initiative in a face-paced environment
• Excellent communication skills
• Well-developed organisational skills
• Interest in emergency & critical care medicine

Desirable attributes
• Previous experience in an emergency or specialist hospital (but not essential)
• Knowledge of Rx works / Smart flow will be highly regarded (but not essential)
Our offer to you
• Expand your clinical skills and knowledge in a supportive, exciting and dynamic environment
• A challenging and rewarding position
• Attractive above award wage / commensurate with experience
• In-house continuous education/ professional development/ Yearly CE budget for external education
• Mentorship, on job training and continuous workplace support
• Employee Assistance Program
• Staff discounts and social events

How to Contact Us
If you would like to become part of the dynamic ARH team, apply now with your cover letter and resume to Janelle Parkinson, on j.parkinson@arhvets.com

Job Categories: Vet Nurse
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: VIC

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To apply, please submit your details below. For a confidential chat, or to learn more about opportunities with us please contact VetRecruitment@gxltd.com.au or speak directly with our Talent Acquisition Partner by region:

Lisa Willis – Victoria – Email or 0402 715 425
Abbie Smith – QLD & WA – Email or 0412 966 031
Aimee Elliott- SA, NSW & ACT – Email or 0401 162 466
Matthew Lacey – Specialty & Emergency (National) – Email or 0402 715 462

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