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Title:

Wildlife Veterinary Nurse

Advertiser:

Endeavour Veterinary Ecology

Location:

Gold Coast, Queensland

Salary etc:

Full-time.

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 koala experience to join our team and be involved in managing the health and well-being of koalas being tracked by biotelemetry. This full-time position will primarily be based on the Gold Coast and may include weekend work and occasional remote-area deployments for short periods (1-2 weeks). Although you will be based in our clinic, some fieldwork (e.g. koala tracking) may also be required. A generous remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Applicants must have the following:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years of veterinary nursing experience (koala-specific experience essential).
  • 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).
  • 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 (MicrosoftOffice).

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.

Date published:

05-Jan-2022