Dental Assistant

Metro North, QLD


$30.99 - $32.58 p/h

Dental Assistant

Work as part of the dental team and provide a high standard of assistance as needed in the treatment of patients by Metro North Oral Health Services (MNOHS) staff by providing efficient and appropriate service.

It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19 (Health Employment Directive No. 12/21and Queensland Health Human Resources Policy B70)

Metro North Health is the biggest and most diverse Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, delivering excellent care underpinned by our values of respect, integrity, high performance, teamwork and compassion.

Metro North Health provides the full range of public sector health services including rural, regional and tertiary teaching hospitals. Our service covers an area of 4157 square kilometres and extends from the Brisbane River to north of Kilcoy.


Metro North facilities include:

- Caboolture Hospital

- Woodford Correctional Centre

- Kilcoy Hospital

- Redcliffe Hospital

- The Prince Charles Hospital

- The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

- Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service

- Community and Oral Health

- Metro North Mental Health

Working within Metro North Health is an opportunity to contribute to providing outstanding health services to Queenslanders. We are committed to best practice and continuous quality improvement and encourages staff to take advantage of training and development opportunities.

Metro North Health promotes a healthy balance between your work and personal life, provides flexible work hours, paid parental leave and study leave options.

For further information please visit the Metro North Health website. This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro North Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

About the Role

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with Queensland Health's core values, as outlined above.
  • Ability to prepare instruments and materials utilised in a variety of dental procedures including knowledge and understanding of the stages within a dental procedure and the ability to pre-plan and adapt as treatment proceeds.
  • Knowledge and ability to use FDI Palmer Notation, dental specific language and terminology. Process and mount radiographs. Understand the use of radiography and study models as diagnostic tools. Assist in the prevention, identification, and management of medical emergencies.
  • Knowledge of all relevant standards relating to the dental facility. Maintain contemporary knowledge of policies and procedures relating to the provision of dental assisting including medico-legal responsibilities, ethical practice, codes of practice and relevant standards.
  • Ensure equipment and surgery satisfy Infection Control Standards through utilising standard and additional precautions, decontamination procedures, barrier wrapping, utilise protocol for managing blood and body substance spills. Ensure the use of Infection Control protocols and relevant standards for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilising reusable medical devices and for the disposal of surgery waste

Job ad reference number: COH445495 | Close date: Thursday, 06 October 2022

Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.

Why work for us?

We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Queensland Health employee you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at Metro North here:


Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Applicants are to apply online. If the information requested in the ‘how to apply’ section is not provided you may not meet the requirements for further consideration of your application.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Job Ad Reference QLD-COH445495
Date Listed 21 September 2022
ContactKaren Reddicliffe
0428 023 245