Saturday, October 16, 2010

Veterinary Nurse - Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Veterinary Nurse - Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Department: Wildlife Warriors

Position Description: As the Veterinary Nurse, you will have the primary responsibility of the cleaning, care and rehabilitation of sick or injured Accession animals within the hospital. You will assist the Veterinarian with procedures and also the Hospital General Manager and Senior Nurse when required. The Australian Wildlife Hospital is dedicated to the highest standard of animal welfare possible. Compassion and a commitment to conservation are an important part of this role.

Your duties include:

• Maintain the highest standard of animal welfare.
• Maintain cleaning and maintenance of all the animal enclosures.
• Ensure the hygiene of the enclosures and hospital is held at a high level.
• Undertake quarantine procedures.
• Conduct environment and enclosure safety checks.
• Meets medication requirements of patients as directed by Veterinarians
• Meets cleaning and Maintenance requirements of animal enclosures (outside koalas are generally cared for by the Volunteer Coordinator, however assistance maybe required from time to time).
• Prepare food and conduct feeding of animals in accordance with diet requirements, feeding schedules and procedures.
• Organise intensive care and external enclosures. Placement of koalas should be based on dominance / submissiveness, placement of other males/females, injuries etc. Contact supervisor is unsure.
• Keep and maintain Veterinarian Nurse Day book.
• Follow the Radiation safety and protection plan.
• Undertake and assist in wildlife rescues.
• Conduct public education on wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
• Maintain and ensure a commitment to privacy and confidentiality.
• Liaise with Zookeepers and wildlife carers and rescuers.
• Maintain security procedures.
• Maintain restricted drug book.
• Establish a relationship with Carers and their animals.
• Provide a high standard of customer service and publicity.
• Work within the guidelines of health and safety procedures to ensure both animals, personal and visitor security.
• Supervision of work experience students and volunteers.
• Keep up to date with all areas of Veterinarian nursing and wildlife care.
• Participate in performance training and development reviews or programs as requested by the company both on and off the job.
• Attend meetings as request by the Hospital General Manager and Senior Nurse.

Weekend availability and own transport are essential.

This position will include night shifts.

Apply for this job below. Applications close 24th of October 2010


Here is a checklist of information you will need to have ready before you start to complete the employment application form:

•Education history
•Employment history
•Any qualifications you may have eg First Aid
•Any achievements you may like to tell us about
•your availability (what hours can you work)
•A resume in .pdf or .doc format
•Any other info that may support your application

Please allow 20 minutes to complete the application.

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