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Veterinary Nurse – Emergency and Critical Care


Veterinary Nurse – Emergency and Critical Care

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About the role:

Recently, our business has grown significantly so we need more nurses in our team. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic Veterinary Nurses who thrive in a high-paced environment.

For some people, transitioning to an emergency career seems daunting, however our team is experienced in making the transition from general practice to emergency a smooth process. You will be offered significant support and training from our experienced team of nurses before, during and after your shifts.

We pride ourselves on the supportive and collaborative environment we have created in our team. We have trained Mental Health First Aid Officers at the clinic and an Employee Assistance Program ready for any employee requiring support on a range of work or personal matters. Catch-ups and social events are a constant at AES with team members feeling more like family than colleagues. There are many development programs available at Animal Emergency Service and we have even created our own ‘AES Elevate Emergency Nursing Program’, an accredited course run through our company Improve International.

This role will be starting in a part-time or casual capacity with a flexible roster pattern that includes the ability to pick up extra shifts where available. Your roster is typically created with 7 working days per fortnight and alternating weekends off. This gives you more time for family, friends and other daytime activities!

Our remuneration is above award, dependent on your experience with pay reviews conducted regularly. The majority of your shifts will occur during penalty hours, meaning you earn more for less hours. Laundry, meal, travel, supervisor, trainer and on-call allowances are also available, dependent on your shift times and type.

About you:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ work experience in Veterinary Nursing.
  • A passion for providing excellent patient care.
  • A desire to work as part of a team and a drive for continuing education.

The ability to participate in a roster across weekends, weeknights and public holidays.

If this sounds like an opportunity you are interested in, then please contact us to apply or view our facility and meet the Gold Coast team!

To apply for this role, please email your resume and covering letter below.

Please advise in your covering letter if you are available to work shifts across nights, weekends and public holidays.

August 5, 2021

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Amy Mosley

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Dr Lisa Brumby

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Dr Simon Lemin


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