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Veterinary Nurse - Healesville Sanctuary

Advertiser: Zoos Victoria4.3 out of 54.3 overall rating (20 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
24 Oct 2019
Location
Yarra Valley & High Country
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Veterinary Services & Animal Welfare

Veterinary Nurse - Healesville Sanctuary

  • Based at Healesville Sanctuary
  • Ongoing part-time position at 0.8FTE (32hrs/week) or flexibility in 2x 0.4FTE (16hrs/week)
  • Must be available to work weekends

Zoos Victoria operates three landmark zoos, Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Victoria's zoos are made up of passionate, energetic and driven employees committed to fighting wildlife extinction. Every person, from the extensive range of disciplines, plays an important role in helping the organisation realise its vision to become the world leading zoo-based conservation organisation.

The Veterinary Nurse is a position within the veterinary department at Healesville Sanctuary that will work closely with other nurses, vets and assist the Senior Vet nurse and Life Sciences Manager - Animal Health with daily operations. The Veterinary Nurse will be required to assist with maintenance of facilities and equipment, ensuring that the department's nursing and husbandry practices are followed to meet world's best industry standards and be a vital team member responsible for ensuring team work is maintained at all times. You will be required to assist in all aspects of zoo nursing including clinical work, laboratory work, animal husbandry and administration.

As a member of our Veterinary Department you will be highly motivated, hardworking, well organised, have strong attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure and have the following;

  • A current Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Extensive zoo veterinary nursing experience including surgical, anesthesiology, medical, diagnostic and pathology laboratory procedures, and procurement and maintenance of veterinary and medical supplies and equipment.
  • Proven ability to follow standardized work practices to maximise the health care and welfare of animals and the safety and wellbeing of our staff.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in zoo animal husbandry including capture and restraint of a wide range of species.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

For more information including a position description on this role and apply for this position, please visit Zoos Victoria Careers website http://www.zoo.org.au/about-us/careers-at-zoos-victoria    

Applications should include a resume and a maximum two page cover letter.  In your application, please indicate your interest in the 0.8 FTE or 0.4 FTE hours.

For further information, please contact Gerry Ross, Life Sciences Manager - Animal Health on 5957 2830 or email gross@zoo.org.au.

Applications close at 11.00pm on 17th November 2019.

Zoological Parks and Gardens Board
Human Resources Department
PO Box 74
Parkville VIC 3052
Ph: 03 9285 9300 • Fax: 03 9285 9375
Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button below.
  • Based at Healesville Sanctuary
  • Ongoing part-time position at 0.8FTE (32hrs/week) or flexibility in 2x 0.4FTE (16hrs/week)
  • Must be available to work weekends

Zoos Victoria operates three landmark zoos, Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Victoria's zoos are made up of passionate, energetic and driven employees committed to fighting wildlife extinction. Every person, from the extensive range of disciplines, plays an important role in helping the organisation realise its vision to become the world leading zoo-based conservation organisation.

The Veterinary Nurse is a position within the veterinary department at Healesville Sanctuary that will work closely with other nurses, vets and assist the Senior Vet nurse and Life Sciences Manager - Animal Health with daily operations. The Veterinary Nurse will be required to assist with maintenance of facilities and equipment, ensuring that the department's nursing and husbandry practices are followed to meet world's best industry standards and be a vital team member responsible for ensuring team work is maintained at all times. You will be required to assist in all aspects of zoo nursing including clinical work, laboratory work, animal husbandry and administration.

As a member of our Veterinary Department you will be highly motivated, hardworking, well organised, have strong attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure and have the following;

  • A current Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Extensive zoo veterinary nursing experience including surgical, anesthesiology, medical, diagnostic and pathology laboratory procedures, and procurement and maintenance of veterinary and medical supplies and equipment.
  • Proven ability to follow standardized work practices to maximise the health care and welfare of animals and the safety and wellbeing of our staff.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in zoo animal husbandry including capture and restraint of a wide range of species.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

For more information including a position description on this role and apply for this position, please visit Zoos Victoria Careers website http://www.zoo.org.au/about-us/careers-at-zoos-victoria    

Applications should include a resume and a maximum two page cover letter.  In your application, please indicate your interest in the 0.8 FTE or 0.4 FTE hours.

For further information, please contact Gerry Ross, Life Sciences Manager - Animal Health on 5957 2830 or email gross@zoo.org.au.

Applications close at 11.00pm on 17th November 2019.

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