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Job Posted: 05/09/2018

Job Category:

Primary Industry / Vet Nurse

Job description:

U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Salary: $55,113 - $60,852 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

The position supports the smooth day to day operations of the Small Animal Surgery and Neurology services within the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital, and is required to undertake and perform all tasks and duties associated with hospital and consultation support nursing, whilst upholding the optimal standards of nursing care for all patients.

The incumbent is required to undertake and perform all tasks and duties in a timely and proficient manner, whilst upholding the optimal standard of veterinary nursing care; displaying professionalism, enthusiasm, initiative and integrity.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Upholding and adhering to Hospital policies, procedures, standards and etiquette
  2. Providing high standards, and oversight, of patient care
  3. Operating and storing equipment in accordance with approved operating procedures
  4. Ensuring stocks and supplies are held at optimal levels
  5. Providing continuous improvement in the area of practice
  6. Conduct themselves in line with the hospital’s behaviour charter

All veterinary nurses are required to oversee student-patient interactions, in conjunction with the veterinarians. An experienced veterinary nurse may teach the practical aspects of patient care to veterinary and veterinary nursing students and play a role in hands-on tuition. The incumbent will be required to provide excellent customer service, and represent U-Vet effectively in interactions with the internal and external community.

The position operates under the guidance and supervision of the senior nursing staff and the veterinarians, with daily direction provided by the Small Animal Surgery Coordinator and the Small Animal Neurology Coordinator, and reports to the Small Animal Neurology Coordinator.

The incumbent may be directed to assist in any U-Vet service or area, working within the scope of the level, to the specific requirement of that service.

Close date: 14 Oct 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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