Emergency and Critical Care Nurse

Helping Pets & Their Families Live Their Best Life

The Position

SASH is excited to be able to offer an opportunity to an accomplished nurse who is wanting to purse a career in Emergency and Critical Care. This position is not for the faint hearted and requires someone with an excellent work ethic, being willing to work to the highest standard. This is a full-time, permanent position and requires a nurse who is available for a rotating roster including overnights and weekends. The position includes, but is not limited to:

  • Admission & triage of emergency patients
  • Forward planning of care for Critical patients prior to their arrival
  • Providing support for all medical procedures on critical care patients for the day or night
  • Plan and perform anaesthesia for unstable or critically ill patients
  • Management of Client communication upon admission and discharge
  • Perform treatments and post-operative care
  • Communication with clients when admitting and discharging a patients

About You

We are looking for a someone who can work independently with a reliable, adaptable and proactive approach to situations. To be successfully selected, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective problem solving, decision-making and time management skills
  • Great work ethic and commitment to the culture and values of SASH
  • Good knowledge of medical diseases & medical terminology as well as Extensive knowledge of most medical procedures
  • Experience in General Anaesthesia, with ventilation highly regarded
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar Emergency or after-hours care environment

To Be Successful In This Role You Will Have

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar Emergency or after-hours care environment

What We Can Offer

  • Opportunity to work with a supportive and extensive Emergency team of SASH Criticalists, Emergency Vets and specialised nurses, along with the wider SASH specialist team.
  • Close proximity to public transport
  • Salary starting from $54,500 + Superannuation 
  • Ongoing training and development with a continuing education allowance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff discounts and social events
 

The opportunities are available to start immediately. If you are interested in joining our highly skilled nurses in this rewarding role, the next step is to forward your resume with a cover letter: attention Jessica O’Connor, quoting reference no: ECCN/FEB20 to email: employment@sashvets.com