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Cardiology Vet Nurse - Carrara Hospital

Are you a dedicated, compassionate qualified Veterinary Nurse who would like to work with the Cardiology team within a specialist hospital?
Do you like daily challenges in a busy environment while maintaining gold standard patient care?

The Opportunity
Based at our Carrara hospital, Veterinary Specialist Services have a new opportunity available for a full-time qualified nurse who has a keen interest in cardiology. When not working with the cardiology team, this role will be required to support other nursing teams on a rotational basis. Our nurses perform specialised, high-quality care for critical patients (acute and chronic), and ensure each of our hospitals offers excellent service to our clients and optimum care to our patients. Our mission is to support our people to deliver the best outcomes for patients, their families, and referring practices. 

About Us 
Veterinary Specialist Services is an established Small Animal referral practice in South East Queensland. We have hospitals at Carrara, Jindalee, and Underwood. We are striving to create an environment where people can do their best work. We have many things to work on to get there, but we are adapting as fast as possible. Our teams are very passionate about delivering patient care whilst supporting each other. We have a very diverse skill set and can offer just about all specialties, diagnostic modalities, and therapies across our practice group.

Why we hope you’ll want to join us

  • We are evolving the company with a focus on people, their careers, and their development.  This is a work in progress, but we want the right people along for the journey. 
  • We offer a supportive learning environment.
  • You will have access to further education and seminars.
  • Our hospitals have state-of-the-art facilities. Why you might not want to join us. 
  • Our case load is high, unpredictable, and complex.  This brings its stressors as our clients are very devoted. They are just about always very grateful for the work we do, but they are with us to get the care they need and really want to see that delivered in a compassionate and professional way.  
  • There is a high rate of change in the organisation at the moment and we are looking for people who are adaptable and flexible.

 The Role includes but is not limited to:

  • Perform and assist in cardiology procedures when required including but not limited to sedation protocols, BP’s, radiography, venipuncture, and restraint for echocardiography and ECGs
  • Set up and assist with cardiac-related procedures such as, but not limited to, thoracocentesis, pericardiocentesis, and abdominocentesis
  • Maintain the flow of the day with case prioritising in conjunction with cardiologists
  • Application and removal of 24-hour ECG monitor systems
  • Manage medication requests and phone messages as needed throughout the day
  • General nursing duties
  • Ensure patient pain management protocols are adhered to at all times.
  • Assist in preparing equipment and instruments for specific procedures
  • Ensure equipment and instruments are cleaned and maintained.

What we are looking for:

  • Formal qualifications - a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing or BAppSc (Veterinary Technology) degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience in a busy general practice/emergency practice or referral hospital.
  • Demonstrated experience in:
    • General handling skills of canine and feline patients.
    • drug calculation and administration
    • venipuncture and IV Cath placement
  • A nurse who has a genuine interest in Cardiology. Many of the above cardiology-specific skills can be taught via hands-on learning with the senior cardiology nurses
  • Smartflow and EzyVet experience desirable but not essential

Interested?
Please either submit your resume and a covering letter to us at hr@vss.net.au or contact Jennine Bennett
(VSS HR Associate - phone 07 3841 7011) if you’d like any more information.

ENQUIRIES

To express your interest in this position give us a call on 07 3841 7011 or complete the form below. We welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss this role with you further.

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