(Previous veterinary or human medical experience required. We do not hire internationally for this role.)
We need an Assistant Veterinary Nurse for our busy Busy BUSY clinic! You must have veterinary or human medical experience, so please understand that being in love with the poodles is not in itself quite enough to get you hired! ;-)
First the bad news ~ ready? You will be doing a lot of night work. 7pm to 7am shifts for a 7-day week, followed by 7 whole days off, following by 5 day shifts, followed by 2 whole days off, and then repeat the cycle. If you're ready for THAT, then read on!
Now, because we assume you've got related experience, we're not going to spell out too many of the details of the job... because you already know them, or many of them, right? Right! So, here, briefly and in high-impact run-on sentences, is the nitty gritty:
Your job will consist of assisting our Qualified Veterinary Nurses (a.k.a. QVNs) and Veterinary Surgeons with a whole range of things, including holding pets for examinations, sample collection and anything else they cruelly throw at you. You will also provide actual nursing care under the supervision of our QVNs and Vets, including administering medications, monitoring blood pressure, general patient wellbeing, etc. etc. etc.; you'll walk our dogs, feed all our dogs and cats and rabbits and birds and other animals in our clinic ~ always lovingly and caringly going about your work, but also doing downright knowledgeable and high-quality work; you will have lots of general cleaning duties throughout the practice, including cleaning of veterinary equipment and instruments; you will run in-house laboratory tests, clean and prepare our operating theatre for surgeries, and assist QVNs in preparing patients for surgeries and in their post-surgical recovery.
Got it? Good!
And you know what else? If you prove over time that you're real good at what you're doin', and you want to train up to become a QVN yourself... we'll help you do that. Seriously.
We need quality people to do quality work. We pay quality salaries. Our place is a bit high-pressure but it's also pretty good fun (when the boss ain't around!).