Careers for RSPCA NSW
Veterinary Nurse

Sydney Veterinary Hospital  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Sydney Clinic Nurses
Grade 4

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is Australia's pre-eminent animal welfare organisation. We provide a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. RSPCA NSW is committed to the care and welfare of animals, providing extensive professional facilities, including fully equipped veterinary hospitals and our state-wide shelter network, with hundreds of staff across New South Wales to care for animals.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Veterinary Nurse to join our nursing team on a permanent full time basis. Veterinary Nurses are an integral and valued part of our Veterinary Team, who are responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of animals in the care of RSPCA NSW. The successful candidate will be required to work 40hours per week on a rotating roster between the hours of 7am – 8pm, including alternate weekend.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Contribute to our positive clinic culture
  • Work a rotating roster across surgical, medical, intensive care, dental, isolation, orthopaedic, recovery and consulting nurse duties
  • Conduct regular checks and record patient’s condition and vital signs
  • Prepare and assist with medical procedures, including x-rays, ultrasounds and endoscopes
  • Run laboratory tests using our fully equipped in-house laboratory
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and disease control
  • Administer medications, provide exercise and environmental enrichment, and feed and water animals
  • Monitor animal’s vital signs while under anaesthetic and in recovery, including blood pressure, temperature, C02 and 02, respiratory rate and heart rate, and be able to recognise and correct any concerns in a patient’s vital signs

To be successful in this role, candidates will need the following skills and experience:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (essential)
  •  Minimum 1 years’ professional experience in veterinary nursing (paid work)
  • A commitment and interest in ongoing education
  • Enthusiasm to work in all areas of veterinary nursing
  • Prior animal-handling experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team
  • An interest in animal welfare

To be considered for this role please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria in one document via the RSPCA NSW website .

Applications close 31 August 2020.