Veterinary Nurse (ELIC)

University of Melbourne


August 26, 2022


Veterinary Nurse (ELIC)

Job no: 0053446 Location: Werribee Role type: Part-time (0.8 FTE) / Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Department/School: Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre Salary: UOM 3 - $61,508 - $67,912 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join a small, close-knit team of highly dedicated individuals with a drive to improve the welfare of horses, patient care and provide the highest-quality imaging services in the country
  • Opportunities for further education and up-skilling available
  • Based at the newly redeveloped Werribee campus
  • The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

    About Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences was formed in July 2014 through the merger of the former Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Department of Agriculture and Food Systems. The Faculty's core teaching, postgraduate training, research, clinical consultancy and industry development activities are delivered at the Parkville, Werribee and Dookie campuses, and the Veterinary Hospital operates at Werribee.

    Research within the Faculty has led to some outstanding outcomes including: increased agricultural productivity; vaccines and diagnostic products that have been commercialised throughout the world; enhanced animal welfare; improvements in public health; and contributions to basic understanding of animal biology.

    About the Role Based at our newly redeveloped Werribee campus, the Equine Veterinary Nurse (ELIC) will support the operation and provision of service within the Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre, providing crucial support to a team of Veterinarians and Imaging Technicians.

    With an emphasis on patient care, the position will provide high-level nursing support and horse handling assistance to clinic staff, working quickly and proficiently while ensuring best practice protocols are adhered to at all times.

    Under the direction of staff, the role will be responsible for maintaining stock requirements, and assisting with imaging activities as required, in accordance with radiation and operational safety protocols.

    There may be opportunities for further education and up-skilling in this position. Also, opportunities to be involved in operations at the Werribee International Quarantine Centre in Werribee.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the care and husbandry of all patients within the Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre
  • Recording and maintaining all documentation, patient records, animal ethics records in accordance with best practice, University policies, procedures and SOPs
  • Assisting the Imaging Technician (ELIC) in monitoring all personnel and animals entering the imaging suites to ensure their safety and adherence to safety protocols at all times
  • Assisting and maintaining imaging suites ensuring the areas are organised and clean in accordance with infection control requirements
  • About You To be successful in the role, you will have demonstrated experience in a veterinary nursing role, working with equine patients specifically. You will have proven animal handling experience, particularly horse-handling skills and experience gained within the equine industry.

    You will be passionate about the equine industry and progressing your skills in the field of veterinary nursing, taking initiative to learn new skills and take on new tasks within a dynamic and changing environment.

    The small, close-knit team is comprised of highly dedicated individuals with a drive to improve the welfare of horses, patient care and provide the highest- quality imaging services in the country. We are looking for someone who is a quick learner, adaptable and is self-motivated.

    You will also have:

  • Completion of a relevant Certificate III, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in assisting veterinarians with a range of clinical procedures in accordance with relevant policies and standard operating procedures
  • Established organisational skills demonstrated by the ability to meet deadlines and effectively balance competing demands with appropriate problem-solving initiative in a professional manner
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to liaise professionally across all levels with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and under general direction within a busy environment as part of a team.
  • To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
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    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

    Applications close: 26 AUGUST 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, as interviews may be conducted prior to this date.

    Advertised: 05 Aug 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 26 Aug 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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