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 1 notice: ARC is open 24/7 to provide emergency and specialist veterinary care. 

We'd like to thank our valued clients for their support and co-operation with our operational changes through alert levels 2-4. We are now back to business as usual.