Cardiology nurse at VSS Underwood | Veterinary employment opportunities

CARDIOLOGY NURSE - UNDERWOOD

This is an outstanding opportunity for a dedicated, compassionate, energetic person to take on our Cardiology nurse role at our Underwood clinic.

We would like to invite all suitably qualified staff in this role to apply

Reporting directly to the Nurse Manager medicine / Cardiologist (Partners, Seniors, Consultants, Interns)

The Role includes but is not limited to:

  • Ensure animal admittances and discharges are carried out with clear communication to clients
  • Undertake preparation of animal for specific procedures according to policy and procedure/as directed and as instructed
  • Monitor and record patient vital signs with the use of Smartflow
  • Undertake post-op patient plan programs in line with veterinarian's instructions 
  • Undertake daily treatments, routines and nursing care of patients
  • Maintain a high level of hygiene in wards, dog, cat, treatment wards
  • Demonstrate compassionate, empathetic and caring approach to all patients
  • Ensure safe handling techniques of animals are utilised by all staff in line with policy and procedures (OHS)
  • Ensure Hospital pain management protocols are adhered to at all times
  • Prepare equipment and instruments for specific procedures such as ultrasound, catheterisation and thoracocentesis as per policy and procedures/as directed
  • Ensure equipment and instruments are cleaned and maintained in line with policy and procedures/as directed
  • Perform in house laboratory blood tests and radiographs
  • Strong written and verbal communication

The successful candidate will possess:

  • The ability to work the Monday - Friday, 9 day fortnight, no weekends
  • Exceptional animal handling skills
  • Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing with a keen interest in cardiology
  • Experience in general practice nursing is essential
  • Experience with Exyvet is a bonus but not essential
  • Great organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to give support to other nurses, receptionists, veterinarians when and as required

Remuneration

Commensurate on qualifications and experience this role is classified as Veterinary Nurse Level 3.

Applications close 9th of July 2021.

Please submit applications via the form below.

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