Veterinary Emergency Clinician - Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC)

Job no: 507044
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Roseworthy
Categories: HEO7, Veterinary Services

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Ever dreamed of the golden sands and blue skies of Australia?  Now is your chance to make that dream a reality!   Join our fantastic team and work in the picturesque Roseworthy Campus, close to the beautiful Barossa Valley in South Australia.  We will support your relocation to move to Australia!

Three full time, continuing positions available for Veterinary Emergency Clinicians. Attractive remuneration package offered including 17% superannuation.  Annual leave entitlement of 5 week, plus a wide range of other benefits offered!

Enjoy your SA Veterinary Registration and Radiation License paid for by us!  Support provided for sponsorship.

The University’s School of Animal & Veterinary Science is seeking to employ two veterinarians in the Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) to provide emergency and critical care services for companion animals and to provide clinical mentoring and guidance to final year veterinary students.

Whilst these positions are aimed at more experienced clinicians, consideration will also be given, at an appropriate level, to new or recent graduates. Any such recent graduates will be provided with a comprehensive training program to help them build into the role.

These positions provide an opportunity to work in a friendly closely-knit team of experienced Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) and GP clinicians, supported by specialists and a dedicated team of nursing and support staff. The ECC team provides 24/7 emergency and critical care services for a varied and dynamic caseload of small animal patients. The team also works closely with our general practice veterinarians in delivering a complete service to the local pet-owning community. We maintain an extensive network of referring practices and provide them with both an after-hours service and also hospital monitoring for their critical cases.

As part of the role, you will be a clinical mentor to students, and your high standard of clinical and professional behaviour will provide a valuable professional role model for them. Working with their enthusiasm to get involved with case management, you will help to educate the upcoming generation of veterinarians.

As you would expect from a Veterinary Surgeons Board accredited hospital, our facilities and equipment are of the highest standard, with on-site ultrasound, X-ray and CT imaging and the support of a dedicated radiographer. Our hospital is supported by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which is located within the same building. This is often invaluable for fast turnaround of clinical pathology reports and direct contact with pathologists for case discussion.

CAHC forms a part of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) and provides a great environment in which to study for your own ANZCVS membership or similar. Further study and continuing professional development activities are encouraged and supported with time off and up to $3,000 per annum available to spend on your choice of CPD. Other benefits include free full access to international journals through the University Library plus VIN membership.

CAHC is located on the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus, and is surrounded by great lifestyle opportunities. We are situated on the doorstep of the Barossa Valley, an internationally renowned wine region and a delightful part of the world. We have easy access to beaches, sporting activities, benchmark schools and shopping facilities. There is easy access to the city and its many attractions. Adelaide is known as a cultural centre, with its hugely successful Festival of the Arts, and as a sports-mad destination.

To be successful you will need:

  • Qualification in Veterinary Science acceptable for Veterinarian registration in South Australia.
  • Demonstrated veterinary experience in first opinion general practice and/or emergency services will be an advantage, but recent graduates will be considered.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of clients and team members.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and experience in assisting, teaching or mentoring others.
  • Demonstrated high level written communication skills, including the ability to keep detailed, accurate medical records and write professional referral letters and client correspondence.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Applications will remain open until roles are closed.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Anne Peaston
Clinical lead, Companion Animal Health Centre, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
P: +61 (8) 8313 1999

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The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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