Animal Nursing Assistants – Traineeship — Townsville, Townsville Region

JCUVet is the Clinical Small Animal Teaching Hospital for James Cook University in Townsville. We are looking to appoint four Animal Nursing Assistants in full time paid employment with the opportunity to sign up to Certificate II in Animal Studies traineeship. These are open to mature age and school leaver applicants. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who have a passion for animals and who intend to obtain their Certificate II Animal Studies. Upon signing up to a traineeship there is a gap fee payable by the individual to the RTO and depending on eligibility, individuals may be eligible for government subsidies. You will be engaged on a full-time basis in paid employment in a busy and diverse animal hospital while attaining your certification. Our Animal Nursing Assistants are a vital part of our team, providing essential support to nurses and vets, and within the Hospital. Duties include maintaining hygienic surgery theatres, wards, consult rooms and cages, maintaining stock levels, cleaning and sterilising instruments, cleaning, washing and folding laundry…. all while learning the techniques of animal handling and husbandry. These placements will last 12 – 14 months, depending on when your employment commences. Preferably you will be able to commence in December, or otherwise in January. Following a successful probation period, you will sign up to the Certificate II Animal Studies and start your exciting journey toward becoming a veterinary nurse. Through your placement, you will be supported by our Veterinary Nurse Educator, and you will have the opportunity to learn industry specific clinical skills that prepare you for entry into a trainee veterinary nurse role. At the end of your contract, you may be invited to apply for our Trainee Veterinary Nurse Program, which is a further 2-year Certificate IV program and full-time paid employment. What you will offer: The enthusiasm, commitment and financial ability to embark upon Cert II Animal Studies Ability to work a combination of shifts which span between 6am – 10pm Mon-Sun A high level of flexibility, initiative and a willingness to learn new skills Courteous, supportive and a collaborative team member Enthusiastic; with a positive attitude to work, problems and challenges Excellent observational skills and attention to detail Well-developed organisational skills, with the ability to multitask efficiently Sound arithmetic skills and ability to carry out basic calculations (e.g., Grade 12 skills) Sound communication and interpersonal skills Compassionate and caring approach to animals and their owners The ability to meet the inherent physical requirements of the role In return we offer: Full time paid employment with competitive hourly rates A pathway to becoming a veterinary nurse A fun and friendly team who encourages you to grow your skills In-house training by our talented multi-disciplinary teams Encouragement and mentoring by our Nurse Educator For further information about JCUVet, Townsville and are amazing opportunities, check out our website Please apply to: Elizabeth Bertram Clinical Support Manager JCUVet

Applications close Sunday, 31 December 2023
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