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Part Time Vet Nurse Job in Perth - 220,725SB2

LOCATION: Northern Suburbs of Perth, Western Australia

TYPE OF WORK: 100% Small Animal

HOURS: Part Time

AFTER HOURS: None

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

JOB NO: 220,725SB2

Would you like to join a fun and exciting team who are dedicated to animal welfare?

A practice in Perth’s Northern suburbs has a current opening for a part-time vet nurse. This job-share position involves working two days per week, on Thursdays and Fridays.

This privately-owned practice is a Lincoln Institute ‘Employer Of Choice’.

The team operate on a six-week roster, with five different shifts to be worked each day. As such, you will be required to draw on all of your experience in vet nursing, surgery and reception.

This is a challenging, fast paced and rewarding role that will allow you to explore most aspects of veterinary nursing in a professional, well staffed and supporting environment.

The successful candidate will be working in a team of 8 vets and 12 nurses, with plenty of support and a great nurse-to-vet ratio. There is a great management team available for induction into the team’s operation.

There is no after-hours work, and wages are paid well above award, based on experience and attitude. There is no rostered weekend work required for this role, with the exception of unscheduled illness, in which case the team share the workload and help each other out.

Amongst the many benefits, you get to work and grow with a well-staffed team of enthusiastic, fun and vibrant professionals. Being a team of high accountability and with an emphasis on autonomy, they understand the importance of building good staff relations and looking after each other. Continued education is encouraged and supported.

Responsibilities of the role include (but are not limited to):

– Demonstrating accountability and reliability in all aspects of your role

– Opening and closing of the hospital at the start and end of each day

– Answering phones and being able to provide owners with advice and assistance

– Conducting in-house laboratory tests as required. (Experience using IDEXX laboratory equipment is a plus but not essential, as training will be provided)

– Assisting the vets with examining and treating patients

– Nursing consults, patient admissions and discharges

– Assisting the vets with radiography, surgical and diagnostic procedures

– Monitoring anaesthetics and surgery, and monitoring patients in recovery

– Caring for hospitalised animals, establishing IV lines, fluid therapy, and blood tests, among others

The practice is modern and well equipped with digital x-ray, pulse oximeter, blood pressure monitor, endoscopes, dental machine, two surgical theatres and more!

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication, listening and customer service skills, as well as extensive knowledge of animal health. The employer is seeking someone whose professional values align with those of the team. Good computer skills are essential, and although having experience working with Cornerstone Veterinary Practice Management software will be highly regarded, it is not a must. The practice will train the right candidate for the role.

To be a successful candidate you need to hold a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and be registered with the Veterinary Practice Board of Western Australia. The successful candidate will need flexibility to adapt to the six-week roster, as no two days are exactly the same. The practice is well-staffed, so you will have plenty of support from the team around you.

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For more information, please contact:

Kira Procter
Recruitment Consultant