Join Our Team!

Position available for:

Canberra, Gungahlin Nursing Assistant – Emergency & Critical Care


Nursing Assistant - Emergency & Critical Care


Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service

Reports To

Practice Type

Job Purpose

Are you looking to pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing and want to advance your skills in a great team environment? We currently have a Casual position available for a Nursing Assistant role.

About us

We are an after-hours service for emergency and critical cases, operating weeknights from 6pm to 8am and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays. This means our shift structure comprises of early morning, evening and weekend shifts, perfect for work life flexibility!

We care about the members of our team, particularly the direction of their career progression and managing work-life-balance. We strive for a positive and inclusive work culture, with a team who support each other in their learning.

Summary Of Duties

About the Role

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service (CVES) has a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join our team who has completed their Cert II in Animal care, and is now studying or enrolled in the Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.

As a Nursing Assistant, you are responsible for the general care, handling and hygiene of the practice. This role will include a large portion of cleaning duties and laundry, as well as assisting the nurse and vet teams with their patients. It will also involve jobs such as running pathology tests, walking dogs, and basic reception duties.

Key Duties

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

About you

We require a Nursing Assistant who is passionate about learning and evolving their career pathway, with the desire to develop skills in the field of emergency in a supported environment.

Key requirements to succeed in this role:

  • Minimum II in Animal Care and Management, or equivalent experience
  • Currently enrolled or studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Sound knowledge of animal care and handling
  • Basic clerical and/or reception skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to be client-focused, with a positive attitude and strong communication skills
  • High level of initiative
  • Ability to take direction and work under supervision
  • Effective time management skills
  • Punctuality and reliability

Contact us

Practical/Specialist Skills

Other Skills or Competencies

For The Successful Candidate

Apply Now

  • Max. file size: 100 MB.
  • Max. file size: 100 MB.