Veterinary Nurse- Back of House

University of Queensland
June 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:$4.1
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  • Provide high quality nursing and technical services within a clinic environment.

  • Report to Veterinary Nurse Supervisor

  • Full-time, permanent position

  • 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 Small Animal Hospital values every animal and offers unrivalled medical, surgical and diagnostic services for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, small mammals and fish at our world-class veterinary hospital in Gatton. You can take a virtual tour of our Small Animal 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 an enthusiastic and motivated Veterinary Technologist or Nurse to work within our back of house team. In this role, you will primarily be based in our surgical suites, where you will play a crucial part in ensuring high-quality nursing and technical services within the clinic. You will prep patients for surgery, assist the anaesthesia department with induction, and recovery of patients, and support our surgeons in theatre. Additionally, you will manage and maintain our sterile stores, ensuring all surgical instruments and supplies are properly sterilized and readily available. An important aspect of this role is actively participating in the teaching and mentorship of Undergraduate Veterinary students and Veterinary Technology students, demonstrating best practices, guiding them through hands-on tasks, and providing feedback to support their learning and development. This position offers a dynamic and engaging work environment where you will be an integral part of our hospital team, contributing to the clinic's success and the development of future veterinary professionals. If you have a passion for veterinary medicine, a commitment to excellence, and a desire to inspire and educate the next generation of veterinary practitioners, we encourage you to apply.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide skilled and professional support to veterinary staff, including vet specialists.

  • Assess, monitor, treat, and maintain husbandry standards for ICU, isolation, and hospital patients.

  • Confidently liaise with veterinarians, specialists, and support staff about patient care.

  • Properly care for, clean, and maintain specialized instrumentation and equipment.

  • Assist with radiography, CT, Scintigraphy, and MRI procedures.

  • Perform diagnostic clinical pathology techniques competently.

  • Provide administrative support to clinic staff as needed.

  • Assist with reception duties efficiently and effectively.

  • Adhere to and review SOPs for nursing and contribute to SOP review.

  • Provide clinical training support for veterinary students and manage pharmacy inventory using practice management software.

  • This is a full-time (100%), continuing position.

    At HEW level 4, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $71,640.06 - $75,957.51, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $83,818.87 - $88,870.29 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    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.

  • High level organisational skills.

  • 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.

  • Enthusiasm, initiative and self-motivation.

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and excellence in the field of veterinary nursing.

  • Interest in the clinical teaching of veterinary and veterinary technology professionals in training.

  • 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.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • 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.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ms Rebecca de Gier at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    Applications close Friday June 14 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-38791).

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