Trainee Dental Assistant

NSW Statewide, NSW

Temporary Full Time (Up to 1 Nov 2019)


Dental Assistant

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (Up to 1 Nov 2019)
Position Classification: Trainee
Remuneration: $18,377.00 - $34,218.00 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ63206

Number of FTE: 1.00
Dubbo NSW
Applications Close: 13 Sep 2018 - 11.59pm

What we can offer you
  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Monthly ADO’s for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working
Oral Health Services - Dubbo, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website 
Western NSW Health Careers.

What you'll be doing
Completing a one year traineeship as a dental assistant by undertaking a certificate III via distance education and providing chair side assistance to dental clinicians and supporting the dental team.   
To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria
  1. Demonstrated ability and willingness to undertake Certificate III in Dental Assisting.
  2. Demonstrated ability to observe and assist with clinical procedures (such as tooth extraction and oral surgery).
  3. High level of motivation, the ability to follow instructions and to learn new skills.
  4. Good manual dexterity.
  5. Effective communications skills, both with adults and children.
  6. Ability to work harmoniously in a team environment at all times.
  7. Capacity to always maintain confidentiality.
  8. Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Word and electronic communication tools, and to learn dental software programs.

Need more information?
This is a re-advertised position. If you are a previous applicant who wishes to re-apply please note you will need to update your original submission. You can do this by logging in to your account and clicking on the “My Submissions” icon. Please advise the Hiring Manager once you have completed this step.

Identified Role

This is an identified position in accordance with Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply to this role. For more information please contact Ashleigh Knight or Katelyn Atkinson on (02) 6882 8100, or at the Dubbo Western NSW Area Office. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases
If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009
. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

Merit Selection
NSW Health follows a merit-based recruitment and selection process per Policy Directive
PD2017_040. To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit:

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list may be created from which these suitable candidates may be chosen and directly offered employment in other similar roles (permanent and temporary) in the near future.

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