Career opportunities at Vetboard Victoria

Technical Officer (Veterinary) - Part time, Melbourne VIC
Applications close Friday, 30 April 2021

Are you looking for a different way to use your up-to-date clinical knowledge, experience, and well-developed communication skills to enhance the veterinary profession? The Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria (''the Board'') is a values-driven statutory body with a mission to protect the public and the health and welfare of animals by regulating veterinary practitioners in Victoria. A new role has been established for an experienced veterinary practitioner to support the work of the Board and its staff in undertaking its regulatory duties.

About the role

Reporting to the Compliance Manager and working closely with the General Manager & Registrar, the Technical Officer (Veterinary) will play a key role in maintaining appropriate veterinary professional standards across Victoria, by guiding the technical focus of staff responsible for investigations and compliance matters and crafting meaningful, relatable information to assist the public and the veterinary profession.

Primary objectives include:
  • Support the Board, Preliminary Investigations Panel members and fellow team members in the interpretation and analysis of technical and clinical veterinary information and the provision of industry-based guidance as it relates to the Board’s functions under the Act.
  • Actively support communications and preventative initiatives, working closely with the Board and communications staff to develop educative and insightful information materials for the public and the veterinary profession.
  • Monitor regulatory investigations outcomes including, but not limited to, health-related monitoring under section 29 agreements and monitoring the completion of further education.

About you

You have recent practice experience, preferably with small animals, and a solid understanding of the Board’s purpose and functions under the Veterinary Practice Act 1997. You thrive working collaboratively in a small team and demonstrate refined interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and compassionately. You will maintain excellent records, be well-organised and will have the professionalism and emotional intelligence to build positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders.

You have a recognised veterinary degree and hold or are eligible to hold general registration as a veterinary practitioner in the State of Victoria. A national police check and full eligibility to work in Australia is also required.

This role will be offered part-time on a term contract and will be based at the Board's conveniently located, central Melbourne CBD offices, with potential for flexible working arrangements.

For a confidential discussion about the role, to obtain a copy of the position description or to apply (by sending a copy of your current CV along with a cover letter), please contact the Board’s General Manager & Registrar, Ms Michelle Cunningham at [email protected].