Specialty Vet Nurse
Essendon Fields VIC

An opportunity for a Veterinary Nurse to join our Essendon Fields team on a full-time basis.

• Expand your clinical skills and knowledge in a supportive, exciting and dynamic environment in this permanent role
• Work Monday to Friday during business hours
• Above award salary in line with experience

There is never a dull moment in the critical care unit: Do you like to keep things interesting and enjoy the variety of pace and cases emergency & critical care has to offer?

If you are an emergency & critical care nurse who likes to be on your toes and ready for anything – we would like to hear from you!
A rare opportunity has become available for a successful emergency and critical care nurse to join our team working closely alongside our two-board certified criticalists providing direct specialty nursing and urgent attention to patients under the guidance of our team, and a portion of time spent seeing primary emergencies during business hours.

The successful applicant will require a large amount of collaboration with our criticalist and be prepared for a whole range of patient conditions. The cases that require criticalist attention can be complex and constantly in need of attention. Dealing with patients with cardiac emergencies, heat stroke, trauma, emergency surgery and bleeding disorders. In general, the ECC nurse will work closely with our criticalist to ensure each patient is receiving the best possible care.

The successful applicant will work Monday – Friday, helping maintain a healthy work/life balance.

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
• Admission of emergency patients
• Willingness and ability to perform patient discharges, team consulting
• 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
• Some administrative tasks from time to time and client complaints
• Work directly under the guidance and support of veterinarians and senior nurses
• Liaise knowledgeably and accurately with staff and clients.
• General Housekeeping

Essential Attributes
• Minimum 5 years full-time ICU nursing in a specialist or referral hospital or university ECC setting
• Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or higher equivalent
• 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
• Complimentary skillset
• Focus and discernment

Desirable attributes
• Knowledge of Rx works / Smart flow will be highly regarded
Benefits for You
• Expand your clinical skills and knowledge in a supportive, exciting and dynamic environment
• Career Advancement
• A challenging and rewarding position
• In-house continuous education/ professional development/ Yearly CE budget for external education
• Mentorship, on job training and continuous workplace support
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Staff discounts and social events

How to Contact Us
To apply send your cover letter and resume to Fiona Hall on F.Hall@arhvets.com addressing the criteria above.


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

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We want to hear from you, about what matters most in your career and how we can play a role in that development. Contact your Talent Team at VetRecruitment@gxltd.com.au or phone Lyndsay Farlow on 0432 491 618 or Abbie Smith on 0412 966 031.

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