Senior Dental Assistant (DA3) - PFT

NSW Statewide, NSW

Permanent Full Time

$79,769 - $82,694

Dental Assistant

:PermanentFull Time
:Dental Assist Gde 3
: $79,769 - $82,694 p.a

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network is a state-wide Specialty Health Network delivering health care to adults and young people in contact with the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems across community, inpatient and custodial settings. An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic applicant to join our professional team in an expanding and dynamic service. Challenge yourself; why not consider working within our unique health care environment.

What you'll be doing

The Senior Dental Assistant is responsible for supporting dental assistants and clinical services within the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (the Network) Oral Health Service. This includes supervision of dental assistants, management of stores, equipment and the maintenance essential to providing high standard of oral health care to patients in New South Wales (NSW) correctional centres, Youth Justice Centres and the Forensic Hospital.
This position supports the provision and coordination of teledentistry and mobile dental unit services and is required to visit several sites across metropolitan and regional areas on NSW.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

See what our past employee’s say about why you should join the Network

  1. Completion of a nationally recognised Dental Assisting course at a Certificate Level IV.
  2. Extensive experience as a dental assistant across a range of dental specialities and settings with an understanding of contemporary issues and priorities in the field of dental assisting within the public oral health system.
  3. Proven experience in the coordination and delivery of dental services, demonstrating an ability to prioritise competing tasks and responsibilities.
  4. Extensive knowledge in infection control and sterilisation procedures.
  5. Demonstrated administrative and organisation skills in managing the operational aspects of dental clinics.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently or within a multidisciplinary team, providing leadership and mentoring to dental assistants.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with a range of individual including patients, the multidisciplinary team and external service providers.
  8. Class C driver licence with the ability and willingness to travel for work purposes.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Jessica Fussell on [email protected]

Applications Close: 5October 2022

Job Ad Reference REQ342074
Date Listed 21 September 2022