CAREERS AT WAVES
The Western Australian Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (WAVES) hospital, understands that the team that make up the working family, is as important as the amazing care provided to our clients pets.
WAVES takes recruitment very seriously, and we like to ensure that the role is right for the person, as well as the person right for the role. Many of our team have been with us since we opened in 2013.
From time to time, vacancies may become available, and will be advertised in various locations. If you read an advertisement and feel the role is right for you, then please follow the application instructions listed in each advertisement, as they may vary.
CASUAL Small Animal Medicine Nurse (posted 2/8/18)
The Small Animal Medicine team at WAVES is seeking applications for an experienced nurse to assist with the smooth running of the service during busier times and for annual / personal leave cover.
At WAVES you will get to do real nursing. What we do here is important and makes a real difference to animal’s lives. With support and training, you’ll get more responsibility and be able to influence what happens with our patients. You’ll be giving cats and dogs what they really need to the highest standards of care and you will know you are doing the best for the animals. You need to be calm, organised and thorough. You’ll be keeping everything under control so our vets can get on with their work as efficiently as possible.
WAVES is committed to finding the right team to staff our hospital over the long term. We are looking for dedicated and skilled nurses who are genuinely interested in the science of veterinary medicine and are willing to consistently provide quality patient care in a sometimes hectic environment. You need to have a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing or equivalent and at least 2 years of full time experience in general practice. Previous experience in a referral setting would be an advantage; however your approach is the most important thing to us. You will get training, continuing education and workplace support if you have the right attitude, but only lack the experience of working in a referral hospital.
The position is CASUAL and would be between the hours of 8am and 6pm on Monday to Friday with no evening or weekend work.
Your routine on a typical day will involve treating and monitoring medical inpatients, restraining patients, assisting with and performing routine nursing procedures such as blood collection, catheter placement and using in-house laboratory equipment, but also assisting with exciting medical procedures such as endoscopy, CSF taps and bone marrow biopsies. With support you must be able to prioritise your workload, keep meticulous records on the patients in your care and importantly need to recognise abnormalities in patients’ health status and alert the medicine clinicians accordingly.
You will be working primarily with four medicine clinicians and four other medicine nurses but also a team of other veterinary specialists & nurses throughout the hospital to facilitate patient care. You will need to spot things that require doing and get on with them without being asked. To make sure the hospital keeps running smoothly, you will need to keep the hospital clean, walk dogs to let them stretch their legs and have a sniff, stock shelves, keep the laundry moving and cuddle patients as required. If you have time, you can have a coffee too.
We take recruitment very seriously because we know it is important to get the right people and it’s also important that you are going to like working with us. We want to build up a team of people who will stay for years, and grow with us.
So if you think that you may be the person we are looking for please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about our recruitment process and how to apply. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Full Time Experienced Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nurse (posted 29/7/18)
Are you an experienced, registered veterinary nurse that is looking to join a highly supportive team in a state of the art Emergency and Critical Care facility in Perth?
WAVES is currently in need a full time experienced Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nurse to join the team.
WAVES is committed to finding the right team. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated nurse who understand that veterinary nursing isn’t a 9-5 job, are genuinely interested in the science of veterinary medicine and are willing to consistently provide quality patient care in a sometimes-hectic environment.
You need to have a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing or equivalent as well as a Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care or a Foundation Nursing Degree or equivalent. You must have at least 5 years of qualified experience.
Please only apply if you are happy and available to work nights (including overnights), weekends and public holidays.
You must be able to confidently nurse high dependency cases from multiple specialist fields. Experience in an ICU setting or referral practice is essential for this role.
Your work will include letting pet owners know how their pets are progressing, triage, treating and monitoring emergency cases and in-hospital patients. You will need to make sure the client’s needs and wishes are represented, particularly in difficult situations. You will be talking to clients in the hospital and on the phones and you will need to be able to make appropriate recommendations.
Every day here is challenging, you never know what you are going to see next.
You must be able to prioritise your workload yourself and keep meticulous records on the patients in your care, making sure they are regularly updated during your shift.
In return for your hard work and dedication, WAVES will:
· Give you the training you need
· Encourage and support your further education over the years
· Provide a healthy and happy workplace for you and everyone else
· Deal with any negative workplace behaviour to make sure you enjoy working here with us
· Provide you with a challenging and satisfying career
· Genuinely care about you as a member of the WAVES family and respect your opinion on how WAVES can be improved
Annual salary will be as per the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award and will start from $55,000.
We take recruitment very seriously because we know it is important to get the right people and it is also important that you are going to like working with us. We want to build up a team of people who will stay for years, be part of the WAVES family, and grow with us.
If you think that you may be the person we are looking for please email Emma at email@example.com to find out about our recruitment process and how to apply.