Thursday, September 19, 2013

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Qualified Veterinary Nurse – Moon Bear Rescue Centre in China

Do you enjoy a challenge, and are you dedicated to animal welfare?  Due to changes in visa regulations we are looking for a qualified veterinary nurse to join our China Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu.
This is an outstanding opportunity for motivated individuals pursuing a career in wildlife care and welfare.  The Veterinary Nurse will work as part of a highly skilled veterinary team to ensure the care of predominantly Asiatic black bears (moon bears) and domestic animals at our rescue centre. Appointment is full-time, five days a week plus scheduled weekend work. Out of hours work may be required.

Candidates should be highly motivated with plenty of initiative and should be comfortable with both clinical and non-clinical work.  There is a high degree of autonomy in this position, and while you will work closely with other team members you will have distinct areas of responsibility; whilst reporting to the Senior Vet Nurse.

You will contribute to the constantly evolving field of bear medicine and management and will be expected to have a high degree of clinical skill and a passion for ongoing self-education.

§  3 to 5 years work experience in veterinary practice, wildlife rehabilitation, zoo medicine or a specialist referral centre. (Less experienced candidates with the appropriate personal attributes will be considered)
§  Qualified Veterinary Nurse with Veterinary Nursing Degree (Degree level qualification in related field will be considered)
§  Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential
§  Strong work ethic, good humor and common sense
§  Applicants must have proficient computer skills including competency with word & excel software
§  Ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff
§  Cultural sensitivity and/or history of working abroad would be beneficial
§  Experience in captive wildlife nursing, rehabilitation or animal welfare work would be beneficial 
§  Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years

Appointment is full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.

The following items are included in your full-time contract
§   On-site accommodation                
§   Relocation assistance                                
§   Emergency medical insurance
§   Paid holidays

How to apply
Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV with your current and expected salary and completed Job Application form to: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information please visit our website

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose

Closing date for applications is 14th October 2013.

Personal Data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.

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