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Experienced GP and ECC Vet Nurse

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Are you a dedicated and experienced Vet nurse looking for an exciting opportunity to provide essential cover across ECC and GP practices! Apply now!

We are seeking an experienced veterinary nurse to join our amazing team. We are open 24-7 between our General Practice Team (Bangalow Vets) and our Emergency Team (North Coast Emergency Vets). The position is a full-time position across both aspects of the business.

About Us
Animal Emergency Australia (AEA) is a network of independent emergency hospitals, general practices, veterinary support, and educational services across Australia. At our core, AEA exists to help veterinary professionals do and be their best. We invest in our team members’ work-life balance, career progression, and personal development, empowering them to excel in the field of veterinary medicine while making a meaningful impact on the lives of animals.
About the Clinic
Animal Emergency Services (AES) Bangalow Vets and North Coast Emergency Vets are located a short 15-minute drive from Byron Bay  in the beautiful township of Bangalow in the industrial estate. We have a team of highly skilled vets and nurses offering a high level of care.

About the Role:

  • Reception duties such as answering calls, money handling, registration of new clients
  • Triaging patients as they present to the clinic
  • Place IV catheters, blood collections and pathology testing using IDEXX and Abaxis pathology machines
  • Carrying out initial orders by veterinarian
  • Prepare and set up for surgery
  • Monitoring patients during anaesthesia, ventilation and oxygen support
  • Assisting in imaging such as ultrasound scans and radiography
  • Assisting in endoscopy procedures
  • Preparing and administering medications
  • Maintaining hospital hygiene and cleanliness

The right person for us should have:

  • Passionate vet nurse with a minimum of 3 years’ nursing experience; 2 of those years being emergency nursing experience and at least 1 year of general practice nursing with extensive reception duty experience
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to protocols
  • Proven ability to work within a team environment
  • Possess excellent phone manner and communication skills
  • Be compassionate, and have an easy going yet professional attitude
  • Have a drive for education and ongoing training
  • Work autonomously with exceptional time management skills
  • Confidence in your nursing ability
  • Participated in emergency surgeries such as GDV and ex-lap (desirable)
  • Experience with snake envenomation and tick patients (desirable)
  • Experience with nursing for the ventilated patient (desirable)

All About you

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or Bachelor of Applied Science major in Veterinary Technology
  • Minimum 3years of nursing experience (at least 2 years of ECC experience and  at least 1 year GP required)
  • The ability to participate in a roster to include day shifts at the general practice plus evening, weekend and night shifts at the emergency practice

Paws & Perks

  • Pet well-being discounts (including discounted treatment and products)
  • Discounted gym memberships (Fitness Passport)
  • Appealing salary of between $70,000 – $75,000 + super (experience dependent 
  • Refer a Friend program & rewards
  • Work-life harmony with flexible roster structures and work arrangements
  • Dedicated wellbeing committee for our employees (Mental health first aid certifications, flu vaccinations, podcasts, etc.)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (psychology, nutrition, sleep)
  • Strong internal Continuing Education program and exceptional continuing education allowance and support in ongoing professional development
  • Opportunity to transfer across the company to fulfill your further career aspirations
  • Collaborative and supportive team

If this sounds like you, then click apply today! Or send your application to [email protected]

Date Listed

July 9, 2024

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