Veterinary nurse - Internal Medicine and Emergency/Critical Care

16 July 2019

We have a unique opportunity for an experienced nurse to work in a combined position supporting both our internal medicine and emergency (ARC After Hours) teams. This will involve nursing of patients under the care of our internal medicine specialists, as well as those presented during emergency hours. This is a full time position; the roster involves a combination of weekend and weekday shifts. 


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 and medical procedures
  • Radiography
  • Triage of incoming patients
  • Some reception duties, though ARC also has receptionists working evenings and weekends 
  • Mentoring and training of junior nurses


Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least 2 years experience working as a veterinary nurse
  • Have experience working in a specialist or high quality emergency practice
  • 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 some night and weekend shifts
  • Be a team player


Job benefits and perks:

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


The closing date for applications is 29th July, 2019.