Employment

At AREC you'll feel the energy and compassion we bring to emergency and specialist pet care. We're dedicated to saving the lives of pets and bringing peace of mind to pet owners; we do this with a team approach and a focus on our core values.

Staff Mixed Group

Working at AREC offers the chance to learn and grow in your expertise in Specialist or Emergency Veterinary Care and you'll get to know some pretty amazing people along the way.

2017 is another exciting upcoming year for us at AREC.  We are currently recruiting for both full time and casual, veterinarians and nurses. We are predominantly looking for staff who are able to work evenings and weekends in Emergency and Critical Care.  However, as our Referral Services continue to flourish, we are also looking for experienced staff to build on our already experienced team.

So what is it like to live and work here at AREC in the Newcastle Region? Watch our video;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsdS9nr9AW8

Please read the detailed descriptions below, and if you would like to express interest in joining the AREC team, please scroll down and click the "I'm Interested" button.

Positions Vacant

 
Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian Full time, Part time, Casual
Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian Team Leader Full time, Part time
Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nurse Full time, Part time, Casual

2017 POSITIONS VACANT

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian

AREC requires both Full time, Part Time and Casual, Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarians

You:

  • Keep a cool head during emergencies
  • Take delight in keeping clients happy and ensuring their needs are met
  • Write detailed medical records
  • Like to give input and receive feedback in a continually evolving environment
  • Believe learning never stops
  • Can share your knowledge and help others grow
  • Are able to adapt to change
  • Thrive on adrenaline
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience

AREC has been an established After Hours Emergency Centre for over 12 years. We continue to grow and now also offer day time specialist and referral services. We have long term relationships with the general practices in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter and North Coast. It's therefore important that our medicine, care and communication is of the highest level to enable these relationships to continue into the future

We have a newly renovated hospital and in 2016 achieved the ASAVA Hospital of Excellence award. Our team is important to us, we come from a diverse range of backgrounds but at work our decisions and behaviour are governed by our core value of Respect, shown through Diligence, Professionalism, Excellence, Empathy and Integrity.

About the job:

  • You'll have to work overnights, weekends and Public Holidays - because that's when the most fun happens!
  • You have the ability to find out what the client needs, even when they are distressed
  • Communication skills to clearly present a treatment plan and cost estimates
  • Ability to care for patients and pet owners
  • Triage a busy hospital to provide appropriate care to inpatients
  • Ensure appropriate diagnostics are requested and results interpreted and recorded
  • Communicate patient progress to staff, clients, and referral hospitals
  • Handle patients in line with our "Low Stress Handling" techniques

AREC can offer:

  • You will grow amd develop personally and professionally
  • Continuing Education Allowance and Study Leave for permanent staff
  • Above award remuneration
  • We're innovative and well resourced. We like toys and gadgets, and have all the usual, plus extras like a CT machine.
  • A modern workplace with an ethical framework
  • We're a team, we all pitch in to get the job done and have fun while we're doing it

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian Team Leader

AREC requires a Full time or Part Time, Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian Team Leader

You;

  • Have all the qualities listed above in the position for our Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarians.

HOWEVER, if you also possess leadership qualities and skills, we are looking for a Team Leader who can;

  • Line manage 4-6 people
  • Complete paid management (or non clinical time) 6 of 38hrs per week
  • Have a desire to lead and grow other people, both personally and professionally
  • Be comfortable with providing feedback about work performance
  • Assist with intern training, general staff training and recruitment and on-boarding of other new vets
  • Have an interest in learning business and management skills

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Nurse

These positions are ideal for experienced GP nurses looking to develop their skills, or for experienced nurses looking for a change. You will need to be available for shift work - overnight, weekends & Public Holidays. Due to the expansion of our Referral Services, we are also looking for nurses with an interest in surgery.
You are:

  • Interested in a career in emergency & critical care
  • Passionate in providing exceptional patient and client care.
  • Committed to ongoing continuous professional development
  • A like minded person who fits in with our team and values and supports our culture
  • Competent with your knowledge of medical disease and terminology
  • Organised and self driven
  • Have the ability to find out what the client needs, even when they are distressed. Ensuring clients are informed and happy.

Requirements:

  • 3 years experience in Veterinary Nursing
  • Certificate IV or equivalent in Veterinary Nursing
  • A passion for Emergency & Critical Care
  • Extremely high quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task

About the job:

  • Nursing;
    • intravenous catheter placement, intravenous blood samples, assisting with radiographs, bandaging, monitoring anaesthetics.
    • Ensure appropriate diagnostics are performed and results recorded and communicated
    • Advanced nursing techniques such as ventilator care
    • Communicate patient progress to staff, clients and referral hospitals
    • Assisting other nurses and doctor
    • Reception Duties
    • Handle patients in line with our "Low Stress Handling" Techniques
  • This position is for shift workers - overnights, weekends and Public Holidays
  • Start date; due to the commencement of our Referral Surgery service in January 2017, we are looking to start the right candidate immediately.
  • Casual positions require a minimum commitment of 2 shifts per month

AREC can offer:

  • On-the-job training of more advanced Nursing Procedures
  • Continuing Education Allowance and Study Leave for permanent staff
  • Above award remuneration
  • We like toys and gadgets, and have all the usual, plus extras like a CT machine.
  • A modern workplace with an ethical framework
  • We're a team, we all pitch in to get the job done and have fun while we're doing it

Core Values

AREC Values Tree

Here's what some our staff have to say about working at AREC:

Newcastle as a home

  • A large modern city with less hustle and bustle you would expect for its size, situated 2 hours north of Sydney, less than an hour drive to the famous Hunter wine region, surrounded by national parks and forests, bordered by beaches, bays, the Hunter River and Lake Macquarie.
  • It boasts one of Australia’s leading universities, busiest ports and home of the Newcastle Knights (Rugby League) and Newcastle Jets (Football). Like any large modern city, contains all the amenities of one with a variety of schools, shopping centres, health services, and sport organisations.  
  • We don’t have Sydney’s traffic, Melbourne’s cold, Adelaide’s heat nor Brisbane’s thunderstorms!

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