Employment and Volunteer Vacancies
Employment and Volunteer Vacancies
Employment and Volunteer Vacancies
National Trust of Australia Queensland (NTAQ) is a membership-based community organisation and registered charity that works to protect, conserve and celebrate the Environmental, Built and Cultural heritage of our State, affiliated with the Australian and international National Trusts. The NTAQ collection includes Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and the renowned Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The Wildlife Hospital seeks to provide gold standard care to injured native local fauna and sanctuary animals. We are on show to members of the public who can view our surgical theatre and treatment areas. The Vet Hospital team see in excess of 12,000 wildlife cases a year and we aim to treat, rehabilitate and release as many of those animals as we can as a free service to the community. We are currently seeking a passionate and experienced Veterinary Nurse to join our team within the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. Position details & dutiesResponsible for providing an exceptional standard of health monitoring, clinical nursing and husbandry care to the Hospitals native wildlife and exotic patientsDemonstrate and undertake safe capture and restraint techniques of both native and exotic speciesAssist veterinarians during examinations and clinical/surgical proceduresUndertake laboratory diagnostic procedures, including sample collection and storageCalculate, prepare and administer medications, including anaesthetics, under veterinary instructionMaintain veterinary medical and surgical equipment; keep associated maintenance records - reporting on issues as requiredUndertake associated administrative duties including recording and maintaining clinical treatment files, laboratory diagnostic test results and booking appointmentsDemonstrate a strong commitment to wildlife/exotic clinical nursing educationAssist with the teaching of Clinical EMS, Veterinary Nursing/Tech students, and volunteersLiaise with carers, and members of the public with regards to the animals in your careThis is a casual position that requires the successful candidate(s) to be available for casual shifts on a regular basis and sometimes at short notice.Pay rate and conditions are under the Amusements, Events & Recreation Award 2020, with the pay grade dependent upon level of experience and qualifications.Non-smokers are preferred Selection Criteria:Holds Certificate 4 of Veterinary Nursing or equivalent recognised qualificationStrong understanding, knowledge and practical clinical nursing skills of zoo, exotic & native wildlife speciesIdeally 2 years’ post qualification experience in the Veterinary industry with 1 or more of those years working (preferably exclusively) with wildlife and exotic speciesCan demonstrate a highly flexible, cooperative and positive attitudeHas high level of time management and organisational skills with a genuine ability to multitaskHas a professional approach to duties and standard of personal presentationMust be comfortable undertaking media tasks, tours of the hospital/presenting to small groupsMust have very capable computer skillsCan liaise and communicate in a friendly and effective manner with all key contacts including internal department staff, volunteers, external local community groups and associated veterinary contactsA knowledge and understanding of the key elements of Currumbin Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is desirable. How to ApplyPlease apply online. 25 AUD Currumbin 4223