Employment

At ARH Essendon we are always looking for enthusiastic, caring and competent team members to join our growing hospital. Vacant positions are listed below.

If you are interested in working with us, please send your CV to vetrecruitment@gxltd.com.au

 

The Junior Emergency Vet position would suit a hard-working, motivated veterinarian with 1–3 years clinical experience, who is interested in learning more about emergency and critical care in a highly experienced long-standing team.

Under the mentorship our two ECC specialists and 6 other senior emergency vets, many of whom have worked together for some time at ARH Essendon Fields, the junior ECC vet program includes rotation through daytime, night-time, evening and weekend shifts.

About Your skills & experience

  • Registration or eligibility for veterinary registration in Australia
  • 1-3 years of experience
  • Comfortable with sole charge veterinary responsibilities

Desirable attributes for this position

  • Willingness to work hard and ask lots of questions
  • Interest in presenting at ANZCVS Science week or another conference
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, pet owners and referring veterinarians
  • A genuine enjoyment of helping people and their pets
  • Availability for a half-day interview

Benefits for you
A generous salary and benefits package is available. Five weeks annual leave, 1-week paid study leave, and a salary above the award is offered. We offer a solid on-boarding program, specialist rounds, in-house tutorials and daily interactions with specialists in all departments at our hospital. Our hospital has all the items required to practice emergency and critical care at the highest level, including intensive care ventilators, blood gas analysis, cage-side ultrasound and on-site CT and MRI.

How to contact us
For further enquiries please contact Dr Merrin Hicks FANZCVS on m.hicks@arhvets.com or phone (03) 9379 0700. Applications are to include a cover letter and contact details for 3 referees.

Please note, due to some sole charge work, this position is not suited to new graduate veterinarians.

The Senior Emergency Vet position would suit a hard-working, motivated veterinarian with 3+ years clinical experience, who is interested in learning more about emergency and critical care in a highly experienced long-standing team.

Working alongside our two ECC specialists and 6 other senior emergency vets, many of whom have worked together for some time at ARH Essendon Fields, the senior ECC vet role includes rotation through daytime, night-time, evening and weekend shifts.

About Your skills & experience

  • Registration as a Veterinarian with the Veterinary Practitioners Board of Victoria
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Comfortable with sole charge veterinary responsibilities

Desirable attributes for this position

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Interest in marketing and growth of the practice
  • Ability to communicate tactfully with colleagues, pet owners and referring veterinarians
  • A genuine enjoyment of helping people and their pets

Benefits for you
A generous salary and benefits package is available. Five weeks annual leave, 1-week paid study leave, and a salary above the award is offered. We offer a solid on-boarding program, specialist rounds, in-house tutorials and daily interactions with specialists in all departments at our hospital. Our hospital has all the items required to practice emergency and critical care at the highest level, including intensive care ventilators, blood gas analysis, cage-side ultrasound and on-site CT and MRI.

How to contact us
For further enquiries please contact Dr Merrin Hicks FANZCVS on m.hicks@arhvets.com or phone (03) 9379 0700. Applications are to include a cover letter and contact details for 3 referees.

Does the thrill of trauma and emergency medicine excite you, but you still remain as cool as a cucumber?

If you are an emergency & critical care nurse or experienced GP nurse looking to advance your career – we would love to hear from you!

Our hard-working, close-knit team that is dedicated to best possible patient outcomes and who works within their client’s needs. The successful applicant will need to be available for varying day, evening and overnight shifts on a fortnightly roster in our 24/7 hospital.

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) Essendon has a 24 hour per day, 7 days a week, dedicated emergency and critical care (ECC) service. The hospital is staffed with an outstanding team of emergency veterinarians and nurses working alongside specialists in ECC / internal medicine and surgery. We aim to provide a responsive, comprehensive emergency and referral service to Victorian veterinarians, their clients and their pets. We provide high professional and clinical standards, which are tempered with genuine care and compassion.

ARH is well equipped with CT, MRI, digital radiology, ultrasound, endoscope, in-house laboratory, ventilators, patient monitors and sophisticated emergency and surgical facilities. ARH utilises fully integrated Rx works software and operates with Smartflow electronic hospital charting. We also have the added advantage of internal referral to our associate specialist departments in surgery, medicine and advanced imaging.

Our nursing team is highly valued and encouraged to utilise their skills and work autonomously to support our specialist veterinarians in providing exceptional patient care. Nurses also have access to regular free in-house continuing education sessions to develop their existing skillset and knowledge.

About Your New Role

  • Admission & triage of emergency patients
  • Forward planning and providing direct and individualised patient care for critically ill patients
  • Performing diagnostics and treatments
  • Plan and perform anaesthesia for ill or unstable patients
  • Record all care information concisely and accurately
  • Work directly under the guidance and support of veterinarians and senior nurses
  • Liaise knowledgeably and accurately with staff and clients.
  • General Housekeeping

About You

We are searching for an experienced nurse who possesses the ability to multitask and work well as a team in an often face-paced environment. Specialist hospital experience is preferable, but a strong general practice background is welcome and looked highly upon. On the job training will be provided with ongoing support by senior nurses and veterinarians however applicants must possess the ability to work unsupervised as well as demonstrate reasonable proficiency in basic nursing skills such as intravenous catheter placement, fluid therapy, drug dose calculations, use of monitoring equipment and assessing vital signs, as the role involves a degree of autonomy and use of initiative.

Essential Attributes

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or higher
  • 2 years or more full-time experience in general practice post qualification
  • A professional and positive demeanour
  • Ability to work efficiently with initiative in a face-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well-developed organisational skills
  • Interest in emergency and critical care medicine

Desirable attributes

  • Previous experience in an emergency or specialist hospital (but not essential)
  • Knowledge of Rx works / Smart flow will be highly regarded (but not essential)

Benefits for You

  • Expand your clinical skills and knowledge in a supportive, exciting and dynamic environment
  • A challenging and rewarding position
  • In-house continuous education/ professional development/ Yearly CE budget for external education
  • Mentorship, on job training and continuous workplace support
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff discounts and social events

How to Contact Us

Please forward your application via email with the subject field ‘Emergency Nurse Position’ with current resume, cover letter and references to Rachel Scholten, Emergency & Critical Care Nurse Manager on r.scholten@arhvets.com

Are you keen on emergency and critical care, late nights, and working in a high-energy environment with a fantastic team? The Animal Referral Hospital is pleased to offer a 12-month internship in ECC. The position would suit an energetic, motivated individual with a minimum of 12 months’ experience, although new graduates with excellent communication skills and problem-solving ability will be considered.

We believe our team is our best asset. Under the mentorship of our ECC Specialist and 6 other senior emergency vets who have achieved MANZCVS, and/or residency training, the ECC Intern will rotate through daytime shifts with the specialists, as well as night-time and weekend shifts under the guidance of senior ECC clinicians. Four weeks annual leave, 1-week paid study leave, and a salary above the award is offered. Regular case discussion, in-house training and daily interactions with specialists in all departments at our hospital will enhance the learning experience during your time with us.

About Your skills & experience

  • Registration or eligibility for veterinary registration in Australia

Desirable attributes for this position:

  • Willingness to work hard and ask questions
  • Interest in presenting at ANZCVS Science week or another conference,
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, pet owners and referring veterinarians
  • A genuine enjoyment of helping people and their pets

To apply, please send your updated cover letter and resume (including 3 referees) to Dr Merrin Hicks FANZCVS at m.hicks@arhvets.com. Further enquiries can be made at (03) 9379 0700.

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