Specialist Veterinary Nurse

The Referral Centre

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Nurses

Dec 24

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Looking for an exciting and challenging new role in a referral practice?

The Referral Centre is the Waikato region’s first multidisciplinary veterinary hospital providing a range of specialist and referral services above and beyond what pet owners receive at their regular vet practices. The medical manager at The Referral Centre is Dr Trudi McAlees, a registered specialist in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Additional referral services in surgery, dermatology, imaging and rehabilitation are also available on-site.

The Referral Centre operates in conjunction with the Waikato After Hours Veterinary Hospital to provide 24 hour veterinary and nursing care for hospitalised patients.

We strive to offer the best care possible for our patients and clients regardless of the time of the day.

We are a fun, passionate, welcoming and supportive bunch of vets and nurses and work very well as a team. We are looking for a friendly and dedicated vet nurse with a minimum of two years’ experience to join us.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • ordering/invoicing/inventory control
  • making appointments for Experts
  • reception work and client care
  • patient evaluation and triage
  • care and monitoring of critical hospitalised patients transfers
  • taking bloods and placing IV catheters
  • anaesthetic monitoring
  • assisting with digital radiography, CT scans and lab testing
  • fluid therapy and blood transfusion monitoring

We have an in-house full IDEXX laboratory and blood gas capabilities, smartflow inpatient hospital system, digital radiography, ultrasound, CT, oscillometric blood pressure, doppler, capnography, ECG, endoscopy, fluid therapy and more.

You will be able to work well in a fast paced environment and must be:

  • self-motivated and good at multi-tasking
  • able to communicate effectively with clients and staff
  • a good team player and willing to work extra hours if needed
  • enthusiastic and compassionate
  • skilled at using computers and being familiar with Vetlink software would be an advantage

Experience working in a referral environment would be beneficial but is not essential.

We provide a competitive remuneration commensurate with experience and advancement in the practice, continuing education, membership with the NZVNA, new skills and learning opportunities.

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