Lead ECC Night Nurse Position, Southpaws Specialty Surgery – Malvern

Our Mission: To be the first choice for expert veterinary care. Why? Because our pets are our family.

About Southpaws:

At Southpaws, we’re committed to revolutionising the veterinary workplace. We strive to create an environment that operates on progressive principles, ensuring career pathways that foster professional growth and offer competitive remuneration. Our dedicated Training and Human Resource departments are on-site full-time to support your personal and professional development.

We pride ourselves on our core values and seek candidates who embody:

  • Professionalism

  • Integrity

  • Trust

  • Compassion

  • Humour

  • Innovation

  • Teamwork

The Role:

Join the Southpaws team as a Lead Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Night Nurse at our 24-hour emergency pet hospital in Malvern East. We understand that emergencies can happen anytime, and we need skilled ECC Nurses to provide expert care during these critical moments.


  • Lead and manage the ECC night shift team, ensuring high standards of care.

  • Provide immediate and exceptional emergency care to pets.

  • Mentor and support ECC staff, fostering their professional development.

  • Collaborate closely with the Head of Department to ensure seamless communication between night and day teams.

  • Liaise with the day team on behalf of night staff, addressing any concerns and ensuring continuity of care.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Certificate IV or equivalent qualification with ideally 2-3 years of ECC experience.

  • A professional and positive demeanour.

  • Ability to lead a team and work autonomously in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong mentoring skills and a commitment to staff development.

  • Excellent communication skills for liaising with day teams and leadership.


  • Generous pay and favourable working conditions.

  • Industry-leading employee discount scheme for family pets.

  • Ongoing professional development supported by our HR and Training departments.

  • Regular team meetings and feedback sessions to foster a supportive work environment.

  • Monthly social initiatives to build strong relationships with colleagues.

  • Opportunity to set new benchmarks in veterinary care and challenge the status quo.

If you are a passionate ECC Nurse looking to take on a leadership role in a thriving emergency pet hospital, we want to hear from you. Join us at Southpaws and be part of a team dedicated to making a difference.

Apply Now:

Send your CV and Cover Letter to HR@southpaws.com.au.

Connect With Us: The Southpaws family and lead our ECC team to new heights!

Ref: RR-6442