Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Roseworthy, Australia
$57,947 to $65,704 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation applies
15 May 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

(HEO3) $57,947 to $65,704 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation applies. If applicable shift penalties would apply as per the Enterprise Agreement.

We are currently recruiting for a continuing Veterinary Nurse to join the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Join a team of talented and dedicated veterinary nurses to provide high quality support to the clinical teaching veterinarians and practice clinicians in a state of the art facility.

We are seeking a Veterinary Nurse with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in small animal practice or who has the relevant equivalent experience in Emergency and Critical Care.

You will work as a member of the Veterinary Health Centre’s (VHC) professional staff services team of nurses and vets providing 24-hour emergency and hospital care. Our nursing staff are encouraged to focus on areas of strength and interest and are encouraged and supported with continuing education. This position requires the desire to work a set rotating roster. The shifts are 12-hours in length, including nights and weekends. We have a roster designed by a shift-work consultant to provide a stellar work/life balance for our team. There is time for rest and recovery between shifts. Our business model is to provide high standards of care without compromising the care of our staff. We manage our caseload to facility that level of care and teaching opportunities for vet and vet tech students. Our Emergency wait times are minimal, our client satisfaction is high.

This unique nursing opportunity in the Companion Animal Health Centre will provide an opportunity to advance your skill levels in emergency and critical care veterinary team with access and support to our specialists. 

Working alongside visiting specialists and experts in their field from around the world you will be given the opportunity to be involved in advanced treatment plans, surgery and procedures. The clinic has advanced imaging equipment such as CT, endoscopy, arthroscopy, and advanced monitoring, (including invasive blood pressure).

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, team-oriented 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 will be able to work in high pressure situations, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be 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 an Emergency or high-level care General Practice.
  • Demonstrated experience in legal and regulatory requirements for nurses in South Australia.

Basic computer knowledge of Microsoft Office and Cornerstone would be an advantage.

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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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 14th June 2023 @ 11.55pm however applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

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

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.