About RSPCA WA

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) WA is the state's leading voice in animal welfare.  On an average day, we employ around 100 staff and we have the support of an amazing group of volunteers.  Together, our team works diligently toward preventing animal cruelty.

About this opportunity

The veterinary clinic based at the RSPCA WA shelter in Malaga provides services for the shelter animals and the RSPCA WA Inspectorate. As we do not offer a veterinary service to the public, there is no reception work.

This permanent, part-time role will be three 7.6-hour days, aimed at a Veterinary Nurse who is able to work unsupervised and does not require supervision from a veterinary surgeon for general, and more complex, nursing tasks. We also encourage people to apply who may be looking for either full-time or alternative working hours to apply as we may have other options that become available.

Duties

Carry out all nursing tasks without instruction including (but not limited to):

  • Preparation of animals for surgery
  • Anesthetic monitoring
  • Conduct radiography under instruction from veterinarian, and help with more junior staff members
  • Provide assistance to volunteers and other nursing/support staff as required and maintain a friendly, helpful manner at all times
  • Provide general animal care, including feeding, cleaning, exercising of animals in care, without requiring any veterinary supervision or requiring additional assistance
  • Be willing to assist or handle a wide variety of animals, with appropriate training as required. Advise other team members on how to do this safely and do this in a manner to reduce potential for harm to both persons and animals at all times
  • Comply with workplace policies and procedures, including Occupational Safety and Health and Equal Opportunity legislation.

Skills and experience

  • Certificate IV qualified and registered Veterinary Nurse.
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of animal husbandry.
  • Have the ability to plan and organise tasks to ensure all essential tasks are completed daily.'
  • The ability to work within a team environment.
  • Have the ability to prioritise tasks efficiently and utilise down time appropriately.

How to Apply

To view the Position Description, please click here: Position Description - Veterinary Nurse

Please apply via SEEK: Veterinary Nurse

Your application must include:

  • a cover letter that explains the relevant skills and experience you would bring to the role and your salary expectations
  • a concise CV