Our client is urgently looking to employ a registered and experienced Veterinary Nurse.

Location: Florida Park, Roodepoort

Requirements:

  • Diploma or Degree in Veterinary Nursing
  • Must be registered as a Veterinary Nurse with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain registration and be in good standing with the S.A.V.C.
  • Prepare animals for surgery & assist in surgery under Veterinary Supervision.
  • Perform any procedures permitted by the S.A.V.C. such as dental, radiography, etc as instructed by the Head Nurse/Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Undertake ward duties to include caring & monitoring of inpatients, dispensing medications, cleaning, and feeding, collecting urine/fecal samples
  • Carry out diagnostic tests as instructed by Head Nurse/Veterinary Surgeon
  • Holding & calming stressed animals whilst the Veterinary Surgeon examines them.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate clinical records of surgical and medical in-patients.
  • Dispense drugs in accordance with professional guidelines and hospital rules and in accordance with the South African Medicines Control Council and South African Veterinary Council rules and regulations.
  • Order drugs and medical supplies as required by the hospital.
  • Keep a dispensing register of both incoming and outgoing drugs.
  • Discharge in-patients from the hospital ensuring the provision of appropriate information of patient management as directed by the Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Assist reception staff in answering the telephone during busy periods.
  • Be responsible for your own safety and those working alongside you, assist management in ensuring Health and Safety objectives are met and maintained.
  • General vet nursing duties, theatre nursing, anesthesia, placing intravenous catheters, taking blood, running blood using IDEXX machines, nurse consults e.g., general care of inpatients, bandages, and suture removal.
  • You will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Code of Conduct for Nurses:

  • You are expected to wear a uniform and or Radiation Protective clothing.
  • You are expected to take reasonable care of the above-mentioned clothing that the employer has provided for you.
  • To ensure that while on duty you are always neat, tidy, and presentable
  • You may administer drugs in accordance with the provisions of the Veterinary Council and the Medicines Control Council
  • You are expected to obey all lawful; and reasonable instructions given to you by a veterinary doctor.
  • You are to treat all patients in a humane and compassionate manner
  • You are to ensure that your personal hygiene and presentation are good.

Employer & Job Benefits:

  • Pension Fund

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