Veterinary Emergency Clinician

  • (HEO7) $89,399 to $99,987 plus an annual employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply. 
  • Shift loadings may apply with Overtime paid at penalty rates (no TOIL).
  • Annual leave entitlement of 5 weeks.
  • SA Veterinary Registration and Radiation License paid by the employer.
  • Three opportunities available. Two fixed term contracts available for twelve months, and one continuing contract available.

The University is seeking to employ three veterinarians in the Companion Animal Health Centre to provide emergency and critical care services for small companion animals and to provide clinical mentoring and guidance to final year veterinary students.

Here is your opportunity to work in a friendly closely-knit team of experienced Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) and GP clinicians, supported by specialists and superb nursing and support staff. You will be a clinical mentor to students, and your high standard of clinical and professional behaviour will provide a valuable professional role model for them.  Working with their enthusiasm to get involved with case management, you will help to educate the upcoming generation of veterinarians.

The ECC team aims to provide 24/7 emergency and critical care services for a varied and dynamic caseload of small animal patients with on-site ultrasound, X-ray and CT imaging and the support of a dedicated radiographer. A few seconds away is the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, invaluable for fast turnaround of clinical pathology samples and direct contact with pathologists for case discussion.

This is a great environment in which to study for your own ANZCVS membership or similar. Further study and continuing professional development activities are encouraged and supported with time off and up to $3,000 per annum available to spend on your choice of CPD. Other benefits include free full access to international journals through the University Library plus VIN membership. All that and this too: the CAHC, located on the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus, is surrounded by great lifestyle opportunities including the Barossa Valley, beaches, sporting activities, benchmark schools and shopping facilities.

To be successful you will need:

  • Qualification in Veterinary Science acceptable for Veterinarian registration in South Australia.
  • Demonstrated veterinary experience in first opinion general practice and/or emergency services will be an advantage, but recent graduates will be considered.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of clients and team members.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and experience in assisting, teaching or mentoring others.
  • Demonstrated high level written communication skills, including the ability to keep detailed, accurate medical records and write professional referral letters and client correspondence.

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. 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.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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, swimming pool 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 have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

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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.

These opportunities remain open for application until positions are filled.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Anne Peaston
Clinical lead, Companion Animal Health Centre, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
P: +61 (8) 8313 1999 - 1

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

Bill Savas
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 8313 3170

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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