UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

First/Senior Veterinary Nurse, Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital

Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 2 August 2021
Ref
24258
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

ONDERSTEPOORT VETERINARY ACADEMIC HOSPITAL (2 POSTS)
SENIOR VETERINARY NURSE:
OVAH EQUINE CLINIC
PEROMNES POST LEVEL 10
OR
FIRST VETERINARY NURSE:
OVAH EQUINE CLINIC
PEROMNES POST LEVEL 9

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Senior Veterinary Nurse

  • Performing excellent patient care and handling;
  • Clinic administration (record keeping, hygiene, safety measures etc.);
  • Administering and monitoring of sedation;
  • Assist with emergency procedures;
  • Communicating with patient owners;
  • Demonstrating techniques to and instructing students and student nurses and evaluating student nurses’ performance;
  • Performing relief duties in other sections in the OVAH;
  • Performing shift duties.

First Veterinary Nurse

  • Performing excellent patient care and handling;
  • Clinic administration (record keeping, hygiene, stock control, care of equipment, safety measures etc.);
  • Supervising personnel;
  • Administering and monitoring of sedation and assist with monitoring of anaesthesia;
  • Assist with emergency procedures;
  • Communicating with patient owners;
  • Demonstrating techniques to and instructing students and student nurses and evaluating student nurses’ performance
  • Training and guiding own team;
  • Performing relief duties in other sections in the OVAH;
  • Performing shift duties

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Senior Veterinary Nurse

  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (DipCurAnim or Dip Vet Nursing) or equivalent;
  • Registration with the South African Veterinary Council;
  • One year experience in veterinary nursing

First Veterinary Nurse

  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (DipCurAnim or Dip Vet Nursing) or equivalent;
  • Registration with the South African Veterinary Council;
  • Two years’ experience in veterinary nursing and clinic management

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

Senior and First Veterinary Nurse

  • Knowledge of nursing procedures, biosecurity measures and procedures and handling of animals
  • Meticulous about detail, professional and a responsible person;
  • Appropriate language and communication skills;
  • Organizing skills and a strong service orientation;
  • Physical mobility;
  • Ability to work under pressure and without supervision;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Ability to work weekends and outside normal working hours when required for continuous service delivery in the hospital. 

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

Senior and First Veterinary Nurse

  • Previous and/or current experience of equine nursing procedures and handling of horses.
  • Previous and/or current experience of one year or more in a high pressure emergency clinic environment where patients are triaged and multiple emergency procedures take place simultaneously, will be an advantage

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;

CLOSING DATE:  2 August 2021

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Granny Maseko, granny.maseko@up.ac.za for application-related enquiries and contact Sr Janet Smit, (012) 529 8123 for enquiries relating to post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 September 2021, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.