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Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Adelaide Mail Centre, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 21 Dec 2018

Job no:499228
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Campus:Regional South Australia, Adelaide
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, HEO7

(HEO7) $85,105 - $95,231 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed term position until August 2019

Opportunity for a high quality, evidence based veterinarian to join The University of Adelaide's Companion Animal Health Centre in the daytime primary opinion service.

The CAHC is an accredited veterinary hospital which provides high quality primary opinion, specialist, emergency and critical care services for a dynamic and growing caseload of small animal patients.

As a GP in the primary opinion service you will enjoy strong support from a lively group of experienced academic specialists and pathologists, plus well-trained, hard-working nurses, client services personnel, and technical support staff.  The primary opinion service operates between 9am and 7:45pm Monday to Friday and offers a range of services including vaccinations, desexing, wellness and preventative medicine, general surgical procedures and dentistry. You will also have the opportunity to involve highly motivated final year veterinary students in clinical case management, making an important contribution to the clinical education of the next generation of veterinarians.  

The Veterinary Health Centre (VHC) is the University of Adelaide’s clinical teaching facility for veterinary students and offers the general public and referring veterinarians a range of first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary services across all animal species. The Companion Animal Health Centre, a unit of the VHC, is a leading-edge general practice, emergency and referral care veterinary hospital offering advanced technology, equipment and professional services to treat small companion and native animals of all species. The CAHC offers premium first opinion, referral and 24/7 emergency and critical care veterinary services to the public and provides a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff. In addition to the GP service, the hospital is staffed by academic clinicians in several specialties including internal medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, dermatology and oncology plus a team of highly trained nursing staff who rotate through a 24/7 roster to support the clinicians.

The CAHC is situated on the University’s picturesque Roseworthy Campus, approximately 9km from the township of Gawler and on the doorstep of the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region.

 To be successful you will need:

  • Proven veterinary experience in first opinion services
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of clients and team members
  • Demonstrated high level written 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 accurate, high quality work outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to triage
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and experience in assisting, teaching or mentoring others

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 long, 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. And 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 core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

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.

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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.

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 If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm (ACST), 21 December 2018 .

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Mandy Holloway
HR Officer, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
P: +61 (0) 8313 7740

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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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Advertised:21 Nov 2018 12:00 AM Cen. Australia Daylight Time
Applications close:21 Dec 2018 11:55 PM Cen. Australia Daylight Time

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