- Chance to work in a supportive team environment providing high quality patient care
- Our Nurses fulfill all roles in the hospital, ensuring variety at work, and you get to use your broad range of skills
Monitoring anaesthetics, inpatient care, liaising with clients, holding puppies, lambs, kids, crias, are some of the more fun regular tasks at our place. Of course, there’s also walking dogs, cleaning, and a thousand phone calls to answer. What’s important to us is that pets have as positive a time with us as possible and that clients know we really do care about their pets.
We’re an established family owned Veterinary Hospital serving our local area for the past 9 & 1/2 years (and the principal has been a Vet locally for 32 years) and we enjoy being a part of our community. All our staff are enthusiastic about pet ownership, and we will go as far for our clients as they want us to, every time. And we are fortunate to have great clients who want the best for their four-legged family.
What’s important to us is that their pets have as positive a time with us as possible and that our clients know we really do care about their pets.
We have 2 dedicated surgeries as well as an imaging suite and a large treatment area overlooking the wards. As you’d expect with all that, we perform a lot of procedures, so our new Nurses need to be very comfortable with anaesthesia.
We provide a 24hour emergency service, which is exciting & challenging- we never know what’s about to come in next, which is great for those of us who hate boredom.
We enjoy our work- and our clients can tell. It’s a place of great fun & laughter amidst all the dedicated hard work.
So refreshing to have staff that were happy to stay on the phone with a scared fur mummy answering lots of questions, all staff were so informative every step of the way throughout treatment and really put our minds at ease. Amazing group of people – Killoran Smith (Google Review)
About this role
The roster is shared around well, and our 2 new Nurses will be joining a team of 6 full time & 2 part-time Nurses, and 2 receptionists. The role will cover all aspects of the hospital. Primary animal care will be the key role, but answering phones, covering reception, monitoring anaesthetics, scrub nurse duties, cleaning, packing kits, and laughing at the bosses jokes are all important facets of the role. (just kidding- everybody just groans at my jokes!- dad humour)
There will be regular night & weekend work (with the attractive penalty rates to go with them).
The roster is a 4 day week of 38 hours.
Nurses do more interacting with clients than even the Vets, so you need to be just as happy talking to the people as you are fawning over their puppies.
You need to be a team player most importantly. We all help each other in a very collaborative work environment. You need to be willing and able to embrace that style of work – there are no levels of Nurses, everybody does everything, and everybody helps.
You need to be confident monitoring anaesthetics, as it is a significant part of the job, and there will be times overnight you will be the only nurse rostered on. You need to be confident in your ability to perform regular exams on hospitalised patients, and know when to call for the Vet.
You need to enjoy the work. Life is too short not to do what you enjoy. You need to be doing this job because you love it.
Our lovely new hospital is set in the Central Coast Hinterland between the Yarramalong & Dooralong Valleys, on a lovely 15acre patch of farmland. The staff room window overlooks the foaling paddock of the stud next door, which is a lovely sight in the springtime.
Geographically, we’re roughly an hour from Sydney or Newcastle for any big events, and minutes away from some of the best beaches & National Parks in the country. Several of the staff ride their horses on the local trails, others spend their spare time in the surf. Whatever your hobbies are you can fit them in on the Central Coast.
It’s a four day week with some overnight & some weekend work, which is shared around to ensure everybody gets enough time off to enjoy our wonderful location. Award rates are paid, including weekend & night shift penalties, and we actually do pay overtime when it’s worked. Of course the usual Super & holidays apply.
It's time to apply
We have been expanding every year, and these 2 positions are our latest expansion, as such they’re available immediately. Of course, for the right applicant, we’ll be understanding of the need to give notice, but we’d like you as soon as we can!
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