Dental Assistant (525308)

TAS Statewide, TAS

Full Time, Part Time

Salary: $59,694  - $63,154 per

Dental Assistant

Department of Health are seeking applications from suitably qualified Dental Assistants to join the team in Oral Health - South

Applicants area advised that in accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Directions, all employees of the Department of Health must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

The Role:

The Dental Assistant is responsible for maintaining clinical standards in dental assisting by:

  • Providing a range of support including clinical chairside assistance, administrative and clerical activities, and sterilisation and infection control practices.
  • Providing training and assistance to less experienced staff undertaking a traineeship.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.


  • Join a friendly and supportive contemporary team.
  • These positions are based in the South

Details of Appointment

  • Permanent, full time, day work,position working 76hours per fortnight commencing ASAP.
  • Multiple fixed term, full and part time, day work positions working up to 76 hours per fortnight for periods up to 10 months

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Salary:$59,694- $63,154per annum + 10% superannuation+ access to salary packaging


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Certificate III in Dental Assisting or equivalent qualification
  2. Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Current Driver’s Licence
  2. Current First Aid Certificate Level I

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

You will also be required to upload a copy of your Certificate III in Dental Assisting or equivalent qualification to your application.

Please Note:

  • We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.
  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For More Information

Lauren Devine

Position: Senior Dental Assistant
Phone: (03) 6166 5472

Important Information

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The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

Job Ad Reference 1073709
Date Listed 11 January 2022