Equine Veterinary Nurse

University of Queensland
December 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:$47.34 - $50.20
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  • School of Veterinary Science

  • Casual Roles

  • Join our Equine Specialist Hospital as a Veterinary Nurse

  • Join our Gatton Campus community – take a virtual tour!

  • About UQ VETS

    A career at UQ VETS means making a difference to not only the lives of the people and animals in your care, but also the next generation of vets and vet technicians. At UQ VETS, we offer the opportunity to build a dynamic career through structured development programs and access to industry leaders.

    Instead of solely concentrating on meeting caseload benchmarks or revenue targets, your priorities lie in creating an impact, establishing a lasting impression on the field, and conducting work that brings about positive changes in the lives of animals.

    In particular, the UQ VETS Equine Specialist Hospital's world-leading specialist veterinarians and nurses work together to provide outstanding veterinary care for horses. We're proud of the service we deliver and strive to provide horse owners and trainers with the best treatment options and outcomes for your horse. You can take a virtual tour of our Equine Specialist Hospital here.

    As part of the largest university in the state, you'll be part of a culture where excellence is at our core, contributions are valued, and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • Free parking and intercampus bus

  • On campus childcare, medical clinic, and post office

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • 25% discount on eligible UQ Vets services

  • Access to our $4.1 million UQ Sports facility

  • Volunteer in our community garden

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking casual Veterinary Nurses to provide high quality nursing and technical services within the clinic and assist with teaching Undergraduate Veterinary students and Veterinary Technology students in a clinical environment.

    About You

  • Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and/or Bachelor of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology) and/or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology plus at least 2 years nursing experience, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver and maintain high standards of professional veterinary nursing in all areas of nursing.

  • Comfortable working sole charge nurse over a range of shifts from day, afternoon, overnights, weekends and pubic holidays. Shift loadings apply to shifts outside of normal work hours.

  • High level organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to work flexibly with the use of initiative and autonomy.

  • Good written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to use these skills in managing professional & operational relationships with colleagues, clients and students.

  • Knowledge of ethical requirements, principles and practices relevant to all areas of veterinary nursing.

  • Knowledge and application of relevant policies and procedures applicable to employment, including workplace health and safety, employment equity and anti-discrimination.

  • An effective team player who maintains effective working relationships in a team. Environment.

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and excellence in the field of veterinary nursing and willingness to participate in other professional service activities e.g., VNCA, community organisations, RSPCA, PetPEP (AVA).

  • Possess or be able to apply for a radiation license.

  • What We Can Offer

    These are casual appointments at HEW Level 4.

    Casual hourly rates will be in the range $47.34 - $50.20, depending on experience, plus super of up to 11%.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Rebecca de Gier at [email protected].

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing the 'About You' section

  • Resume

  • To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.

    Vaccinations and Immunisation

    It is a condition of employment for this role that if you are required now or in the future, to work or interact in Queensland Health clinical facility; or in an equivalent clinical health facility; or health care role; or will be required to perform work tasks that put you at risk of exposure to vaccine- preventable disease you are required to be immunised against, and remain immunised against, certain vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in accordance with the University's Vaccinations and Immunisation Guidelines (PPL 2.60.08). The employee is required to provide evidence of immunisation against VPDs.

    Work Rights

    You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 31/12/2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-35928).

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