Located in the charming village of Leura, just 90 minutes from Sydney CBD, Blue Mountains Animal Health (BMAH) is an after-hours emergency, small animal clinic servicing the Upper Mountains area.
We are looking for a Permanent Part-Time or Full-Time Veterinarian who is interested in working in the beautiful Blue Mountains. The region is renowned as a haven for hiking, rock-climbing, canyoning, mountain biking, horse-riding, photography, yoga and meditation, and more generally for its culture of work-life balance and well-being.
BMAH is a joint venture clinic providing after-hours emergency services to several local veterinary clinics. The joint venture clinics have traditionally rostered their veterinarians to cover the BMAH after hours shifts, but BMAH has now grown to a point where permanent veterinarians are being sought to cover the weekend shifts and help continue to grow the practice.
A weekend on-call shift typically runs from Friday night to Monday morning (excluding Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30) , with the veterinarian being on-call i.e. answering the emergency phone and then attending on any genuine emergency cases or in-hospital patients needing to be treated after hours.
This is a sole-charge position with an experienced nurse always on call. The nurse is on the premises during the day to help with in-patients and is available to transport critical cases to a 24hours facility if required. Back-up is available from the local referring veterinarians where necessary. The caseload is exciting and rewarding, and is very manageable for one on-call vet (average 4-5 consults per weekend and 1-2 hospital cases, seasonally variable). We have a lovely client-base who are particularly appreciative of our local vet emergency services.
The frequency of shifts can be customised to suit the candidate’s individual needs and to optimise his/her work-life balance. The regularity of work could be for instance:
– one weekend in four;
– one weekend per fortnight;
– three weekends in four; and
Remuneration is attractive and includes a set wage, as well as the use of on-site accommodation and of a car for the duration of your stay (the car and on-site accommodation are also available during the week if working consecutive weekends. (The arrangement could also be packaged to include alternative accommodation at a separate, self-contained private apartment nearby in Katoomba.)
If additional work is desired then additional weeknight on-call shifts are available. We can also help organise day shifts at one of the five participating clinics.
The Blue Mountains is well serviced by rail and road allowing easy access to Sydney and the surrounding area.
If this sounds like something you might be keen on, please let us know!