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Southpaws Intensive Care Nurse - Earn up to $75,000 p.a. plus SuperVetPartners
Southpaws Specialty Referral Practice is looking for a full-time Intensive Care Nurse - to join the team Want to know more? Then read on… Is this different from Emergency or ECC nursing? Emergency nursing often involves performing fast and important interventions for a large number of cases 24 hours a day without ever knowing what to expect or what will present next. Although a lot of the skills and knowledge required in this role are highly transferrable from emergency to intensive and critical care nursing, they are very different in their applications. What’s Intensive and Critical Care Nursing? Southpaws provide expert veterinary care to patients that have been referred for investigation, treatment and surgery.
Some of these patients require intensive levels of support to recover from serious injury and illness, major orthopaedic, soft tissue, oncological, neurological and thoracic surgeries. The intensive care of these patients is multifaceted and will include; Accurate and precise record keeping of patient status and actions Continuous multi-parameter patient monitoring with high dependency and critical status Maintaining IV and Central lines, feeding tubes and urinary catheters Complex analgesia regimens including nerve block, epidural, CRI and transdermal patches Management of respiratory compromised patients with ventilators Post-operative physiotherapy, cold compress and physical rehabilitation Passion, compassion and tender loving care Do I have the experience/skills/qualifications to be an ICU Nurse? Southpaws is a progressive employer in the veterinary industry and we believe in providing professionals with the resources and opportunity to succeed. If you are a qualified veterinary nurse and you are interested in learning more about this position we welcome your enquiry.
If you are an experienced and qualified nurse and can answer yes to the following questions then please don’t delay in applying for the nursing role of your dreams Nursing Experience ü IV Catheter Placement, Intubation and blood sampling ü Management of patients with serious illness and injury ü Feeding tube and urinary catheter maintenance ü Multi-parameter monitoring ü Highly focused, attention to detail including patient charting and record keeping Roster/Shift Type - We value work:life balance Our 4 week rotating roster is composed of; 1 week of day shift (5 x 12 hour shifts, 1 in 4 weekend day shift included) 2 weeks of night shift followed by (7 x 12-hour shifts, 1 in 4 weekend night shift included) 1 week Rostered Rest 12 x 12 hour working shifts in 28 days..