Careers


Veterinary Nurse (Emergency & Critical Care)

25 June 2020

We are looking for an experienced veterinary nurse for a full time position in our emergency and critical care (ECC) team at our referral hospital in Albany, Auckland. 

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 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.

 Our successful candidate will be a qualified veterinary nurse (or technician) with a positive attitude as well as a passion for emergency and critical care (ECC). At 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.

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 

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least 2 years experience working as a veterinary nurse
  • Deliver an exceptionally high standard of patient care
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be extremely reliable & willing to work shifts, including nights, 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: 10 July 2020

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Announcement: ARC remains open 24-7 to provide specialist and emergency veterinary care. To allow appropriate social distancing within the hospital, we are allowing ONE person to accompany each pet inside. We request that clients entering the hospital wear a mask. If you have any questions please phone us on (09) 2815 815.