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Dental Assistant

St Vincents Hospital

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Job Description:

Position Title: Dental Assistant
Employment type: Max-term, Part-time ( 16 hours/week) Monday and Friday
Position Grade: 1/2
Salary: 57,389.0 to 69,226.84 pet annum, to be pro-rata'd per hours of work
Enterprise Agreement: The NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Professional and Associated Staff Agreement
Department Name: Dental Department

Position Summary:
A vacancy exists in the above unit for a highly motivated Dental Assistant with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care. The successful applicant will be expected to be able provide professional chair-side assistance to the Dentist and also Reception duties.

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

Where a candidate engages in secondary employment St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) will require a risk assessment be undertaken and take steps to mitigate the risks and SVHS reserves the right to decline the application for secondary employment.

Candidates should take this into consideration prior to applying. The risk assessment questionnaire is available here. Reference to your risk assessment, if applicable, should be make in your application.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria

  • Completion of Dental Assisting Certificate (Level II) or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience working in a Dental Clinic or private Dental Practice involving administration and reception duties
  • Effective written, verbal and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • Detailed knowledge of infection control procedures
  • Demonstrated capability in patient assessment, clinical skills, adult oral health education.
  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the The Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries
  • Knowledge of quality improvement principles

An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application. Please ensure you review the instructions on how to upload this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

Applications close at 23:59 of the day before the job posting end date

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

Review the following documents:

How to upload and address the Selection Criteria

PD Dental Assistant SNDS - Capability Level 1

Dental Assistant Job Demands Checklist and Health Declaration Form 2020

Contact Details:

Gaynor Beardsworth, Nursing Unit Manager, gaynor.beardsworth@svha.org.au

Alternate Contact:

Closing Date:

24 September 2020 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

View Reconciliation Action Plan

Code of Conduct:

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