Veterinary Nurse (ELIC)
Job no: 0053446
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
To find out more, visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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