University Of Western Australia Lead Veterinary Nurse Full Time in Shenton Park WA

University Of Western Australia

Branch Shenton Park WA AU

Lead Veterinary Nurse
Shenton Park WA

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or equivalent. Relevant experience in a coordinator or supervisor, role within an animal facility or veterinary hospital….

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

  • 12 Month fixed term appointment
  • Salary range: Level 5, $67,114 – $74,624 p.a.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

The Team

Animal Care Services is responsible for ensuring that all animals used in research and teaching at the University are housed and cared for to the highest standards of veterinary care and in compliance with all legal and statutory requirements. The appointee will work in any of the Animal Facilities at the University of Western Australia, with an emphasis on the procedural and surgical theatre rooms.

About the opportunity

The lead Veterinary Nurse is responsible for maintaining, and developing further, a high standard of animal care in a theatre-based teaching and research environment where anaesthesia, surgery, peri-operative care and sampling of animals may be required. As well as day-to-day administration and coordination of Animal Facility Theatres, including management of consumables and other date sensitive supplies. Responsible for animal care and transport activities as required for theatre-based teaching and research programs and coordinate handling, peri-operative care and disposal of animals used for theatre procedures as required. Attend to day-to-day animal care and husbandry procedures.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant experience in a coordinator or supervisor, role within an animal facility or veterinary hospital.
  • Sound knowledge of the Australian Code of Practice, for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes.
  • Awareness of strict confidentiality and security requirements associated with Animal Facility activities.
  • Skill in biohazard handling procedures with a requirement for immunisation.
  • Experience refining procedures regarding husbandry and peri-operative care of animals, used in teaching and research.
  • Experience with theatre nursing, anaesthesia and post-operative care of small and large animals.
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or equivalent.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description

About you

As the appointee, you will work under direction to provide high standards of care to laboratory animals undergoing anaesthesia and surgery for research training or research purposes. You will assist the Veterinary Officer with anaesthesia, surgery and peri-operative care of animals during various teaching workshops and research projects.

Closing date: Friday 12 May 2017

Visa: This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.


National Police Clearance Certificate

Able to work after-hours, weekend rosters and rostered start times as directed.

Class C drivers licence.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Shenton Park, WA, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-13
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