Full Time Positions available – Senior Surgical Nurse – Southpaws Moorabbin Southpaws is renowned as one of Australia’s premier referral hospitals, dedicated to providing top-tier veterinary care. Our mission is to be the first choice in expert veterinary care. Why? Because our pets are out family.As an employerSouthpaws is committed to leading the way in creating a workplace that operates the way we believe they should, rather than the way they always have. To help deliver on our goal of becoming an industry employer of choice, we have created career pathways that support year on year progression both for your capabilities as a professional, as well as your remuneration. Southpaws is the only hospital in Melbourne to have full time Training & Development manager and Human Resources manager. These permanent on-site roles ensure the structure necessary to support people on their personal and professional journeys to fulfilling their potential.Southpaws are proud of our values and look for these positive characteristics in all applicants:

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity Trust
  • Compassion
  • Humour
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork

The role As a Senior Surgical Nurse, you should possess high quality skills in understanding & monitoring anaesthesia. You will strive for the best in patient care and work alongside the nursing team to ensure our high standards are met while working across a rotating roster with approximately 1 in 4 weekend cover and surgical on-call. You will work closely with the anaesthesia team, surgeons, emergency clinicians and surgical nursing team to assist in an efficient and effective running of the day. You will be required to understand the priorities for the day and help lead the team and manage resources appropriately. You will liaise with the emergency, surgery and anaesthesia teams throughout the day to prioritise the needs of our patients. We are looking for someone who understands and promotes our values, is passionate about patient care and maintaining our high standards of service. Cultivating a positive and enjoyable working environment for our team is extremely important to us. This role comes with mentorship and training, if it’s not something you have tried before but you have the right attributes and skills, you will be considered for the role.

  • Certificate IV or equivalent qualification
  • 4+ years’ experience in the industry
  • Ability to problem solve & think on your feet
  • A natural leader with a professional and positive demeanour
  • Ability to work efficiently with initiative in a face-paced environment
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • An extensive knowledge and understanding of veterinary nursing procedures
  • High proficiency monitoring anaesthesia

Join the Southpaws family and enjoy the benefits:

  • Generous pay and working conditions
  • Industry leading employee discount scheme for family pets
  • Dedicated HR and Training functions to help you fulfill your career goals and achieve your potential
  • Monthly check-ins and dedicated platform for feedback and accountability at all levels in the hospital
  • Monthly company-wide social initiatives to support deep, genuine relationships with colleagues
  • The leading environment for veterinary professionals who wish to challenge the status quo and set new benchmarks for performance and capability

VetPartners is an equal opportunity employer and recognises that diversity is crucial to our success. Whatever your identity and background, if this role sounds like you, then please ‘Apply Now’ or send your CV and Cover Letter to: HR@southpaws.com.au

Ref: RR-6440