Veterinary Nurse

Job no: 505861
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Regional South Australia, Adelaide
Categories: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, HEO3

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(HEO3) $56,811 to $64,416 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Two continuing, full-time positions available immediately.

Join a team of talented and dedicated veterinary nurses providing high quality support to the clinical teaching veterinarians and practice clinicians across a range of animal care related teaching and commercial veterinary services.

The veterinary nurse works as a member of the Veterinary Health Centre’s (VHC) professional staff services team of nurses, client services and technical staff members. This role provides support to the clinical teaching veterinarians and practice clinicians across a range of services, with a focus on small animal surgery and internal medicine. 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, internal medicine, and patient care. 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.

You are an enthusiastic, team-oriented nurse with a passion for delivering the highest standards of service and care and have 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 next generation of vets and veterinary technologists by imparting knowledge and modelling the highest standards of professional behaviour.

The Veterinary Health Centre is situated on the University’s picturesque Roseworthy Campus, approximately 9km from the township of Gawler and on the doorstep of the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region.

To be successful you will need:

  • 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.
  • Veterinary nursing experience in Internal Medicine, Oncology or Specialty hospital.
  • Basic computer knowledge Microsoft office.

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. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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 on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 10 November 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Suzanne Baum
Practice Manager, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
P: +61 (8) 831 31923

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

Bill Savas
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 33170

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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