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First Veterinary Nurse: Skills Laboratory -

Employer
University of Pretoria
Location
South Africa
Closing date
Aug 8, 2022

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Sector
Veterinary Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

DEANS OFFICE: SKILLS LABORATORY DIVISION

FIRST VETERINARY NURSE (2 POSTS)

PEROMNES POST LEVEL 9

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for presenting formal scheduled and informal practical sessions for BVSc and BVetNurs students;
  • Responsible for the preparation of and participation in the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) sessions for BVSc and BVetNurs students;
  • Administrative work associated with the Skills Laboratory;
  • Control of stock used for practical sessions;
  • Caretaking of Skills Laboratory assets (mannikins, models etc.); and
  • Responsible for liaison with external stakeholders.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing or equivalent
  • Registration with the South African Veterinary Council as a veterinary nurse; and
  • Two years' experience in veterinary nursing in a small or mixed animal practice.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
  • Proficient knowledge of general veterinary nursing techniques;
  • Interest in veterinary education;
  • Ability to pick up and move heavy items;
  • Good language and communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team (relate to students, colleagues and supervisors);
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety; and
  • Computer skills (MS Office).


ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
  • Evidence of further postgraduate learning;
  • Two years' experience in critical care, mixed practice or equine practice
  • Teaching experience;
  • Practical experience with simulation; and
  • Competent in the UP financial system, ClickUP.


PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:
  • A comprehensive CV
  • Certified copies of qualifications; and
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.


CLOSING DATE: 14 August 2022

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Bernice Nyathela, bernice.nyathela@up.ac.za for application-related enquiries and contact Dr Kate May, kate.may@up.ac.za for enquiries relating to post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 4 November 2022, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to fill advertised positions.
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