Dental Assistant Trainee - Portland

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: South West - Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1320451
Closing Date: 04-Mar-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DENTAL - Trainee Dental Assistant Jan 2018.pdf (PDF, 104KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for an excellent communicator with demonstrated work ethic to join the South West Dental Services group as a Dental Assistant Trainee. This full time temporary (12 month) position is based in our Portland clinic, however travel to other sites may be required. 

 You need to be able to commit to 12 months of training, including week blocks of study at RMIT in Melbourne, have strong computer and literacy skills and a willingness to learn from experienced clinicians. 

We will provide you with a supportive team in which to develop your Dental Assisting skills including Dentists, Oral Health Therapist and experienced Dental Assistants combined with the education required to succeed in this diverse career.

The focus of the role is to assist with direct chair side client care in accordance with Southwest Healthcare and DHSV clinical standards and policies. It will also assist with the administration of the office and computer systems.

 A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers. 

For specific enquiries regarding this role, please contact Corey Grapentin (Manager – Regional Dental Services) on 5564 4250 or email 

The successful applicant must hold a current Working with Children (WWC) Check and will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy. 

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 4 March 2018.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

 Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.

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