Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join our professional and supportive Dental Department at MDHS. This position would suit a well presented and highly motivated individual looking to further their experience and career within a community setting. This role ensures that eligible members of the community have access to respectful, high quality and efficient public dental services!
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/23141
Closing Date: 10-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: 16/10/2023 - 31/05/2024
Attachments: Dentist - August 2023.pdf (PDF, 295KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kris Venn or 5461 0455

Position Details

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.


Fixed Term – Part Time to Full Time – up to 80 hours per fortnight

16th October 2023 until 31st May 2024

Classification: DF4 - Dependent on Experience

Award: Victorian Public Health Sector (General Dentists') Multi Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022 (No.2)


You will work within a strong collegial environment, be supported by an experienced team and have diverse continuing education opportunities such as working under general anaesthetic. Providing dental services to both adults and children, you would also be responsible for the provision of a broad range of clinical duties within the scope of publicly funded dental services, including patients with disabilities and complex medical histories. Recent graduates are welcome to apply!

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Bachelor of Dentistry or similar qualification
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Operator's licence to use irradiating apparatus, provider and prescriber number
  • Computer skills and experience with Dental IT software or patient management systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to converse effectively with a wide range of clients, families, staff and health professionals. 
  • High level of client management skills.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to staff development, continuing education and quality improvement.

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a Fixed Term contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Generous Base Salary under the General Dentists EBA with Salary Packaging available.
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centred of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.


Qualifications / Experience

  • Current Bachelor of Dentistry or similar qualification.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Post graduate experience in the Australian Public Dental Sector would be desirable.
  • Operator's licence to use irradiating apparatus, provider number and prescriber number.
  • Victorian Drivers Licence

Specialist Expertise

  • Demonstrated high-level of client management and liaison skills, and the ability to liaise with persons from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a variety of staffing configurations and staffing ratios
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development to ensure working within current scope of practice
  • Computer skills and experience with Dental IT software or patient management systems
  • Good communication skills; interpersonal, written and verbal
  • Ability to be highly organised, efficient and productive

For further information, please contact Kris Venn via or on 5461 0455.

Applications for this position close on Sunday, 10th December 2023. 

Applications are to include:

-          Covering Letter

-          Resume

-          Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.

Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.  NDIS Workers Screening will be required for workers identified as working within a risk assessed role.

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