Veterinary Nurse, Companion Animal Health Centre

Job no: 503304
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Regional South Australia
Categories: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, HEO3

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(HEO3) $53,941 to $61,214 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation and shift allowances

Fixed-term position available immediately for 12 months

Provide 24/7 nursing support to the clinical teaching veterinarians and practice clinicians across a range of animal care related to teaching and commercial activities

The Veterinary Nurse is a member of the Veterinary Health Centres (VHC) professional staff services team of nurses, client services and technical staff members. The position is suited to a nurse that has worked in small animal practice for a minimum of 3 years.

The role provides an opportunity to advance your skill levels in areas of surgery, anaesthesia, patient care, emergency medicine and wellness clinics. This opportunity will take you to the next level of your career. You will also work alongside specialists and experts in their field from around the world, giving you the ability to be involved in advanced treatment plans, surgery and procedures. The clinic has advanced imaging equipment including a CT & diagnostics. 

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a research environment. Based at the Roseworthy Campus, 50km north of the Adelaide CBD and minutes from Gawler, the school is situated on a 1600ha property that includes a working farm, full service Veterinary Health Centre teaching clinics, and a range of general purpose and specialist teaching and research facilities.  The School offers three academic programs: Animal Science, Veterinary Bioscience and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).

This position is best suited to an enthusiastic, team-oriented nurse with a passion for delivering the highest standards of service and care, with proven experience as a veterinary nurse in a clinical setting. You are able to work in high pressure situations, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are motivated to mentor the generation of vets by imparting knowledge and modelling the highest standards of professional behaviour.

To be successful you will need:

  • Completion of a relevant certificate or combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently but participate cooperatively in team activities.
  • Attention to detail in record keeping and documentation.
  • Demonstrated experience and /or knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Demonstrated Veterinary nursing experience.

Your school's broader role:

The Veterinary Health Centre (VHC) is the School’s clinical teaching facility which operates on a commercial basis, offering a range of first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary services across all animal species to the general public and referring veterinarians. As a unit of VHC, the Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) is a leading-edge primary practice and referral care veterinary clinic offering the latest technology, equipment and professional services to treat small companion animals of all species. The CAHC offers high quality first opinion, referral and 24/7 emergency and critical care veterinary services to the public and provides a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff.

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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. And 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 core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

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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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture, food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 24 November 2019

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Mandy Holloway
HR Officer, School of Animal & Vet Sciences
P: +61 (0) 8 313 7740

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.



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