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Title:

Wildlife Veterinary Nurse

Advertiser:

Endeavour Veterinary Ecology

Location:

Toorbul (Moreton Bay), Queensland

Endeavour Veterinary Ecology is a wildlife consultancy that provides specialised veterinary ecology and population management services. We pride ourselves on innovative and collaborative wildlife solutions, optimal ecological outcomes, and high standards of animal welfare.

We have a unique opportunity for a qualified veterinary nurse with wildlife experience to join our team and be involved in monitoring the health and well-being of koalas being tracked by biotelemetry.

This position is currently available on a part-time basis, with the possibility of extension to a full-time basis in the future. Weekend work and blocks of travel (similar to fly-in fly-out basis) will be required.

The position is mostly clinically based, but some fieldwork (e.g. koala tracking) may also be required. Applicants must have the following:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or equivalent
  • a minimum of 2 years of full-time veterinary nursing experience with native wildlife (koala-specific experience highly regarded)
  • anaesthetic monitoring, surgical nursing and animal husbandry skills
  • a high standard of care to hospitalised animals
  • an ability to keep high quality, detailed and accurate records
  • excellent time management skills
  • ability to work flexible hours (weekends, public holidays and some after-hours)
  • ability to withstand long days in the field in an often-challenging environment
  • a strong interest and passion for wildlife conservation and animal welfare
  • honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic
  • experience working independently and in a small team
  • open Driver Licence
  • willingness to obtain a Construction White Card
  • competency in the use of computers and commonly used programs (Microsoft Office)

Desirable:

  • 10 years of animal industry experience
  • wildlife capture and handling skills (particularly koalas)
  • fieldwork experience
  • current First Aid Certificate
  • experience with Apple computer programs

How to apply:

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Date published:

15-Apr-2021

Closing date:

ASAP