Monday , May 20 2024

Wits Vacancies 2023 – Senior Veterinary Nurse

Website University of the Witwatersrand

Job Description:

The Wits Research Animal Facility (WRAF) is a controlled animal research environment in which biomedical research is carried out. The staff include veterinary and para-veterinary personnel as well as laboratory animal technicians. All research within the unit is strictly controlled and approved by the Animal Research Ethics Committee of the University of the Witwatersrand. The work and function of the unit is guided by the principles of the 3R’s for animal-based research as well as compliance with the South African National Standards (10386:2008) and the University’s Welfare and Ethical guidelines for research.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Administrative duties – maintain records, produce reports, and study protocols for procedural planning.
  • Assist with anaesthetics, surgical operations and post-surgical care.
  • Weekend duties on rotational basis (overtime remuneration).
  • Prepare theatre for surgical procedures and assist with procedures.
  • Responsible for sourcing and ordering medication and veterinary consumables.
  • Assist the WRAF Veterinarian with veterinary care and animal husbandry.
  • Managing equipment maintenance, radiology, in-house lab, theatre and post-mortem room.
  • Ensuring ongoing refinement and compliance of trial protocols.
  • Assist researchers with approved veterinary procedures.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of one year experience in veterinary nursing
  • Good communication skills, numeracy and computer skills.
  • Recognised Diploma in veterinary nursing
  • Good standing with and current registration with SAVC

Job Details:

Company: University of the Witwatersrand

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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