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Vet Nurse Educator

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Organisation : Lort Smith Animal Hospital

Location : Melbourne (North Melbourne)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Animals

Salary Type : Hourly

Application Closing Date : 19 Mar, 2019

About the Role

In this newly created position, you will report directly to the General Manager of Nursing Services. Your daily duties will include:

  • Collaboratively manage clinical cases with fellow team members and build rapport with clients
  • Assist with medical and surgical cases
  • Providing expert clinical education, expert advice and hands on educational support to nursing staff
  • Coordinating internal/external nursing education programs
  • Implement and maintain a schedule of competency assessments for nursing staff
  • Identify gaps and ensure best practise programs are available
  • Provide support to clinical policy development
  • Performance management of nursing staff including goal setting and the creation of development plans
  • Manage the nursing education budget as required

 You will have:

  • Formal qualifications in Vet Nursing
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • Minimum of 4 years veterinary practice and/or experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience mentoring staff in a veterinary practice and/or hospital
  • Experience tailoring training and learning activities
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work a roster which may involve a variety of shifts
  • Strong organisation and communication skills
  • A flexible, friendly and positive attitude
  • Ability to work sole charge

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a contribution to the professional development of a large dedicated team of nurses.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Lort Smith Animal Hospital

An exciting and unique opportunity exists for a Vet Nurse Educator with a high level of vet nursing and mentoring experience to provide clinical services as well as training, educating and mentoring current nursing staff.

 Who we are:

Lort Smith is Australia’s largest not for profit animal hospital with a clear vision as the recognised leader in Australia for animal health and wellbeing. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s hospital and health precinct in North Melbourne, Lort Smith has a significant 80 year history having grown from humble roots. Today Lort Smith reaches deep into the community through three streams - in our hospital by providing exceptional veterinary care and preserving the human-animal bond irrespective of a person’s circumstance; in our adoption centre by providing sanctuary, rehabilitation, welfare and a new home for animals; and through our community outreach programs by promoting responsible pet ownership and nurturing the human-animal bond.   To learn more about Lort Smith go to:

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Charmaine Lowe

Phone : 0392876407

Email :

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Vet Nurse Educator via Pro Bono Australia.


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