Equine Clinician

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide Mail Centre, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Aug 2021

Job no:505477
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Campus:Adelaide, Roseworthy
Categories:Animal & Veterinary Sciences, HEO7

Equine Clinician (open to new and recent graduates)

(HEO7) $89,399 to $99,987 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% applies. In addition, shiftwork allowances apply for on-call and out of hours work.

Four fixed term positions available immediately for 12 months.

Provide high quality veterinary care and advance your skills under the supervision and guidance of a team of experienced clinicians and specialists at the University of Adelaide’s state-of-the-art Equine Health and Performance Centre.

New and recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are seeking qualified veterinarians to provide high quality care for equine patients under the mentorship and guidance of a team of highly experienced equine clinicians and specialists. During the 12 months it is anticipated that you will develop your equine skills in readiness for entry into a specialty training program or high standard general equine practice.

Duties primarily include working in the hospital setting assisting internal medicine and surgery specialists, monitoring and treatment of hospitalised patients including emergency triage and critical care. Care for other species (hobby farm animals) may be required from time to time.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to contribute, as appropriate, to primary opinion veterinary services with the support and guidance of a team of senior clinicians and skilled nurses. The successful candidates will contribute, under the guidance of academic staff, to case-based clinical tuition of veterinary students. Working as part of the clinical team you will be required to participate in the after-hours roster including night shifts, weekends and public holidays.

The Equine Health and Performance Centre (EHPC) is part of the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences’ clinical teaching facility which operates on a commercial basis, offering a range of first opinion and specialist veterinary services to the general public and referring veterinarians. The EHPC also provides a clinical training environment for veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinarians, nurses and support staff. The EHPC is situated on the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus, approximately 9km from the township of Gawler and on the doorstep of the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region.

The successful candidates will possess:

  • Veterinary qualification with eligibility to be registered as a veterinarian in South Australia.
  • Prior experience in working with students in a clinical setting and valid South Australian Class C motor vehicle licence is desirable.
  • Experience in equine clinical practice and emergency care or, for recent graduates, demonstration of strong clinical skills and interest in equine practice during training. New and recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism including outstanding interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse range of clients and as a member of a team, high level written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to keep detailed, accurate medical records and write professional referral letters and client correspondence.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritise work and balance competing deadlines to achieve work outcomes.

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Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework  and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff. Learn more at: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/hr/ua/media/5268/staff-values-and-behaviour-framework_0.pdf

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

Learn more at: sciences.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 11 August 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Olivier Simon
Equine Clinical Service Lead
P: +61 (0) 8313 1999
E: olivier.simon@adelaide.edu.au

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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