Dental Assistant Trainee

Earn while you Learn with BRHS
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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Bairnsdale - Outer Gippsland area
Reference: VG/DENTALTRAINEE1750106
Closing Date: 11-Oct-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description - Dental Assistant Traineeship Sept 2023.pdf (PDF, 544KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Kellie Ringberg
03 5152 0278

Position Details

The traineeship includes on the job training, mentorship and paid study time to complete a Certificate III in Dental Assistance. In a supported environment, our Dental Assistant trainee will learn to provide clinical chair side assistance to dentists and dental therapists, prepare and provide equipment for patients according to dental treatment, manage the supply of store items and assist with oral health promotion activities.

This traineeship is Full time for a fixed period of 12 months. 76.00 hours per fortnight.

As a trainee at BRHS you will benefit from:

  • Paid employment
  • No course costs - the Certificate III course fees are paid for by BRHS 
  • A supported study component
  • Valuable on-the-job training
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Employee benefits including access to discounted gym membership, health and wellbeing  program and an employee assistance program
  • Experience working for East Gippsland's Largest Employer

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Genuine desire, commitment and capacity to undertake a Dental Assistant traineeship
  • An understanding of, and genuine interest in, the duties of a Dental Assistant Trainee and the skills required
  • Previous work experience in a fast paced environment is desirable
  • Work experience, volunteering or study in the health industry is well regarded (but not mandatory)

Please see the Position Description for other key selection criteria.

About BRHS & The Team:

As East Gippsland's largest healthcare provider and employer, BRHS offers a rewarding work environment providing challenge, variety and opportunity. You will join our dedicated team of health professionals and support staff who are committed to delivering a high quality experience to all. With a strong focus on continuous improvement, professional development and innovation, you can pursue your career goals whilst enjoying a fantastic work/life balance as part of a friendly, regional community.

The Oral Health Program provides a range of oral health services to clients of all ages in the East Gippsland area. The Oral Health Service consists of a well-equipped 6-chair surgery located within the Community Health Complex in Ross Street, Bairnsdale. The program also offers dental outreach services under a subregional model including the Smiles 4 Miles and Smile Squad initiatives.

Interested? Applications close: Wednesday 11th October 2023

For further information please contact Kellie Ringberg, Oral Health Services Manager on 03 5152 0278 or

Applications are to be submitted by selecting “Apply Now” below and are to include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume (including two recent referees)
  • Response to the full key selection criteria (as listed in the attached position description)

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In accordance with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of full COVID19 vaccination prior to commencement.

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