Small Animal Medicine Specialist
Is it time for a fresh start? After two years of restrictions and disruptions there is no better place to be both professionally and personally than at NCVS, located on the Sunshine Coast in sunny Queensland, Australia. Our clinic is in a new facility, our service is growing, and we are looking for someone to join our team of 5 veterinarians including one ECVIM Internal Medicine specialist, three ECVIM residents and an intern. We are looking for someone who wants to join a team who prides themselves in excellent and compassionate care – but it is also important to us that our candidate is looking for a healthy lifestyle outside of work. The Sunshine Coast has some of Australia’s most iconic beaches and is flanked by the beautiful rolling green hills of the Hinterland with everything within a 40 min drive. There are many good schools both state and private and the people are friendly and welcoming. At NCVS we really enjoy our work, but we equally enjoy getting out with our friends and families. The Sunny Coast is perfect for people at all life stages from singles to families to retirees.
We are passionate about transforming the work environment of the veterinary industry and this means building an environment where people love their work and are supported in their growth ambitions, but it also means that we need to be able to enjoy time away from work. Getting this balance right is important to us – we want happy staff that love coming to work, but also are happy to get back to and enjoy their personal lives. We also want to see a positive change in an industry plagued by mental health issues among vets.
Professionally, we offer a little of something for everyone. We currently have three residents, with a third year resident finishing soon, so for those with a passion to teach our residents are eager to learn. We also currently have three prospective research projects running, so for those who want to dabble in research we have opportunities to be involved in some current and future studies. Some of our staff also have adjunct positions at one of the Veterinary Schools so there are also some opportunities for teaching collaborations with tertiary institutions. Clinically, we have state-of-the-art endoscopy equipment, we have in-house CT, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and are set-up to do some interventional work. We have an interesting blend of cases ranging in complexity and we are also wanting to expand our repertoire of clinical services, so if you have an idea we are all ears.
About our hospital
Our hospital is both a referral centre and a 24/7 emergency centre and we offer both medicine and surgical referrals. Our modern facilities provide an outstanding environment within which to do your best work. You’ll enjoy the aesthetic of a recent custom fit out with onsite parking, cafes, gyms and shops surrounding, our location is not only incredibly accessible but also very convenient. Our fully equipped facilities (including state of the art endoscopy, inhouse CT machine, ultrasound and fluoroscopy) will enable you to perform extensive interventional work for your patients and clients.
We have a visiting dermatology service every two weeks, an in-house physiotherapist and have a visiting cardiologist. We also have an ophthalmology service.
The ideal candidate:
With a natural ability to lead, organise and time manage you will be a key motivator in assisting the medicine team to not only grow, but to improve efficiencies so it can reach its full potential.
You appreciate that the success of a patient’s treatment not only depends on your level of knowledge and skills, but also on your ability to communicate with the owner, the team and the referring vet.
Examples of these attributes favoured:
- Attention to detail
- High emotional intelligence
- Ability to multitask under pressure
- Calmness under pressure
- You will hold a current registration with the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board or be able to register.
- Should be an ECVIM or ACVIM diplomate of ANZCVS Fellow or be eligible to sit their certifying examinations within a year of employment.
- Should have a passion for clinical care within a supportive team environment
- Should be flexible and adaptable – we are growing, and we want someone to be part of this exciting phase
- Whilst not mandatory – a sense of humour would be very advantageous.
Hours and Remuneration
Most of our veterinary staff work a four-day week – but we can look at other hour structures as long as it supports everyone’s needs and ensures continuity of care. Currently, we medicine clinicians are on-call one in four weekends and share afterhours responsibilities with the residents. We offer a competitive salary and could also assist with visa sponsorship for overseas candidates. We would also provide relocation support as well as assistance with temporary accommodation whilst you find the best spot to live. We have many families on staff that can advise as far as schools and best suburbs to live.
How to apply?
The position will remain open until it is filled.