Dental Assistant

An exciting opportunity exists for a qualified Dental Assistant to join the Dental Team at Maryborough District Health Service. This position is responsible for providing high quality dental assistance support to client groups and their families. The dental assistants will work closely with Dentists, Dental Therapists and other Dental Assistants.
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/24015
Closing Date: 17-Mar-2024
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Dental Assistant - Smile Squad February 2024.pdf (PDF, 202KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kris Venn
kvenn@mdhs.vic.gov.au 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.

Dental Assistant – Smile Squad - Permanent Full Time

Classification: DY12 – DY17 (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Award: Victorian Public Health Sector (Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2021 - 2025

An exciting opportunity exists for a qualified Dental Assistant to join the Dental Team at Maryborough District Health Service. This position is responsible for providing high quality dental assistance support to client groups and their families. The dental assistants will work closely with Dentists, Dental Therapists and other Dental Assistants.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Experience as a qualified Dental Assistant
  • Experience and understanding of dental radiography processes
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible in a changing work environment
  • Excellent Ability to work in a team environment

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a Permanent 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 Victorian Public Health Sector 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 Centre of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Qualifications / Experience

  1. Experience and well developed skills as a qualified, accredited Dental Assistant, or willingness to undertake training
  2. Experience with and/or an understanding of Infection Control and sterilisation standards within Dental practice.
  3. Understanding and experience of Dental radiography processes.

Specialist Expertise

  1. Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
  2. Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  3. Willingness to undertake a broad range of clinical and non-clinical duties.

Personal Qualities

  1. Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  2. Demonstrated commitment to staff development, continuing education and quality improvement

For further information, please contact Kris Venn via kvenn@mdhs.vic.gov.au or on 5461 0455.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 17th March 2024.

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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