Fulltime Senior Medicine Nurse - Underwood

An exciting opportunity has become available for a senior internal medicine Veterinary Nurse to join our team. The contract is permanent full time (9 day fortnight) position.

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

We would like to invite all suitably qualified staff to apply 


Reporting directly to the Nurse Manager, Internal Medicine Specialists and Hospital Operations Manager, the role will include:

  • Assist with supervising the delivery of specialised, high quality compassionate day-to-day nursing care to patients, and ensure excellent service is provided to our clients. 

  • Undertake preparation of animals for specific procedures according to relevant policies, procedures and instructions. 

  • Monitor and record patient vital signs, alerting clinicians to significant findings.

  • Undertake post-op patient plan programs in line with veterinarian’s instructions.

  • Ensure a high level of hygiene in procedures, chemo, ultrasound, ICU, hospital, radiology and all other hospital areas is maintained. 

  • Ensure safe handling techniques of animals are utilised by all staff in line with WHS policy and procedures. 

  • Ensure Hospital pain management protocols are adhered to. 

  • Prepare equipment and instruments for specific procedures as per policy and procedures/as directed. 

    In addition to the above nursing responsibilities, the role includes:  

  • Provide guidance and training to nursing team including initial buddying for thorough training and continued education in the form of level-books and in-house seminars. 

  • The ability to work a roster alternating between 7 am and 11 am starts, Monday to Friday, currently no weekend work is required.

The Successful Candidate will possess:  

  • a Veterinary Technologist Degree or a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing with a minimum of 5 years post certification experience and have a keen interest in providing gold standard inpatient care and training nurse to perform at their full potential.

  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills; the ability to provide coaching, mentoring and interact with individuals at all levels in the organisation. 

  • a willingness to assist your colleagues with training and continuing education with the aim that all nurses have the potential to progress in their careers and learn to achieve their potential.  

  • Good problem-solving and decision-making skills, resourceful and the ability to effectively respond to new and dynamic situations and circumstances. 

  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills with the ability to independently manage multiple priorities and regular deadlines. 

If this sounds like a role you maybe interested in, please contact:

Please either submit your CV and a covering letter to us at HR@vss.net.au. You can check out our website (vss.net.au), have a look at our Veterinary Resource Area at https://www.vss.net.au/vss-resource-area.html or let us know if you’d like to talk to one of our team members for some unbiased feedback on how things are in the clinic. We recently asked our nurses what it was like to work at VSS - you can find what they say here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEg57QharBU.  

Please email applications: hr@vss.net.au 


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.