Careers


Veterinary Nurse (Emergency & Critical Care)

30 November 2020

Due to the continued unprecedented growth of our business we are seeking a new ECC nurse to join our team.

Animal Referral Centre (ARC) is a busy, growing, private small animal specialist/emergency practice established in 2016. We are independently owned and operated and have specialists in small animal , diagnostic imaging and internal medicine, as well as a referral Cardiology service. We also have a hydrotherapy service.

Our after hours caseload is varied and interesting, consisting of a mixture of primary access and referral cases from practices in Auckland and beyond. A high proportion of our clients have pet insurance.

We have all the equipment you would expect in a modern veterinary hospital including full in-house laboratory suite with Radiometer, multiparameter patient monitors, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, mechanical ventilation, on-site CT, and dedicated cat and dog receptions, consulting rooms and wards. We have a receptionist on evenings and weekends.

 Our successful candidate must have a positive attitude as well as a passion for emergency and critical care (ECC). A veterinary nursing qualification and least 2 years experience as a veterinary nurse is required. Previous emergency nursing experience is an advantage, but not essential.

 

Why work for ARC?

·       Emergency and critical care is a challenging and rewarding field, no two shifts are the same and you will gain experience with a wide variety of cases.

·       You will have the opportunity to provide outstanding patient care and use your nursing skills – we expect our nurses to perform triage, place IV catheters, take blood samples, take radiographs, etc.

·       We have a cohesive, friendly work environment and encourage collaboration between our specialist and emergency teams.

·       Competitive remuneration is offered as well as a CPD allowance and an employee assistance programme.

 

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • General nursing of referral and emergency patients, including high-dependency cases
  • IV and urinary catheter placement; venipuncture and running of laboratory tests
  • Monitoring anaesthesia
  • Assisting with emergency surgical procedures
  • Radiography
  • Triage of incoming patients
  • Some reception duties, though ARC also has receptionists working evenings and weekends

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have at least 2 years experience working as a veterinary nurse
  • Hold a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree (or overseas equivalent)
  • Deliver an exceptionally high standard of patient care
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be extremely reliable & willing to work shifts, including weekends & public holidays
  • Be a team player

 

Job benefits and perks

  • Membership of the NZVNA
  • In house continuing education programme
  • Continuing education allowance

Closing date for applications: 15 December 2020

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Announcement: ARC is still open 24/7 to provide emergency and specialist services.

Currently we are providing services in a "contactless" manner. Animals are permitted into ARC, but to ensure everyone's health and safety we are not able to permit owners to enter the building.