Team Lead (Equine Lameness and Imaging)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 09 Dec 2022

Job no: 0055527
Location: Werribee
Role type: 
Full time; Continuing
Faculty: 
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Department/School: Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre, Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Salary: UOM 6 - $89,182 - $96,536 (pro rata for part-time) p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Role
The Team Lead (Equine Lameness and Imaging) will work within the Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre (ELIC) and the Equine Limb Injury Prevention Research Program (ELIPP) and will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the delivery of existing clinical services for referral cases, Racing Victoria Limited (RVL) and ELIPP research projects.

Reporting to the Professor (Equine Orthopaedics), the incumbent will promote both the ELIC and ELIPP to the veterinary profession and the Equine industry, working closely with Racing Victoria Limited to deliver contracted services to the racing industry and facilitate the transfer of ELIPP outputs to racing industry participants.

The Team Lead will supervise a team and will oversee the maintenance of advanced imaging equipment and stock/consumables to enable the delivery of services within the Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre.

Acting as a conduit between the research and clinical teams, the position will work to maximise efficiencies and facilitate translation of research findings into clinical and educational outcomes to benefit the Victorian equine industry.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the delivery of high-level lameness and imaging services, patient care and efficient technical assistance to veterinarians and researchers
  • Providing excellent customer services and assist with lameness investigation and imaging activities including overseeing the operation of the standing CT equipment, scintigraphy and radiography as well as assisting with MRI and CT under general anaesthesia
  • Working with Racing Victoria Limited (RVL) to deliver veterinary clinical and imaging services contracted between the University and RVL
  • Assisting researchers with administrative organisation and coordination of research projects involving lameness and imaging services and projects involving live animals
  • Overseeing compliance with licensing, radiation and workplace safety regulations and animal ethics procedures for the ELIC and ELIPP

About You
You will have proven experience in leading a team of direct reports to deliver best practice veterinary nursing services and patient care with demonstrated ability to promptly identify issues and respond appropriately. You have proven veterinary nursing and animal handling skills in a veterinary clinical environment, and in particular horse-handling skills and experience gained within the equine industry.

A radiation licence with demonstrated experience and knowledge in equine anatomy and equine musculoskeletal imaging including radiography, scintigraphy and CT is necessary to perform this role.

Experience working in a university or other multidisciplinary specialist veterinary hospital will be highly regarded.

You will also have:

  • Completion of a relevant Diploma or Certificate IV qualification in Veterinary Nursing with relevant work experience in a similar role or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated analytic and problem-solving skills and the ability to conceptualise, develop, propose, review and report on projects, working collaboratively with relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships both internally, externally and with a diverse range of people at all levels including racing industry participants
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in assisting veterinarians with a range of clinical procedures in accordance with relevant policies and standard operating procedures

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences was formed in July 2014 through the merger of the former Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Department of Agriculture and Food Systems. The Faculty’s core teaching, postgraduate training, research, clinical consultancy and industry development activities are delivered at the Parkville, Werribee and Dookie campuses, and the Veterinary Hospital operates at Werribee.

Research within the Faculty has led to some outstanding outcomes including: increased agricultural productivity; vaccines and diagnostic products that have been commercialised throughout the world; enhanced animal welfare; improvements in public health; and contributions to basic understanding of animal biology.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits .

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the following selection criteria^:

  • Completion of a relevant Diploma or Certificate IV qualification in Veterinary Nursing with relevant work experience in a similar role or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Proven experience in leading a team of direct reports to deliver best practice veterinary nursing services and patient care with demonstrated ability to promptly identify issues and respond appropriately
  • Proven veterinary nursing and animal handling skills in a veterinary clinical environment, and in particular horse-handling skills and experience gained within the equine industry

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au .

Applications close: 9 December 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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