Casual Dental Assistant

NSW Statewide, NSW


$32.45 - $35.73

Dental Assistant

Location:Broken Hill NSW

About the Opportunity

We’re seeking casualDental Assistants to support and assist our Dental clinicians in the provision of high quality oral health services at the Broken Hill Health Service. In addition to four-handed chair side assistance, you will also provide clerical and administrative duties for the clinics to ensure efficient management of Dental service across the Far West Local Health District.

You will get the exciting opportunity to help deliver oral health promotion activities to children, adults & community groups and participate in the provision of outreach services in a variety of clinical settings in Far West NSW; this will be by travel in a motor vehicle or RFDS aircraft and may require overnight stays. Are you up for a new, exciting career path in the beautiful Aussie Outback? Are you ready for all the benefits of country living including no traffic, affordable housing and a lifestyle that supports balance and wellbeing? Then this is the position for you!

About Broken Hill

A true “Oasis in the Outback”, Broken Hill is a thriving regional town in far west NSW full of diversity, history and character. Being Australia’s first city to be Nationally Heritage Listed, Broken Hill is a culturally rich town with a vibrant art scene with over 20 galleries! The unique attractions, festivals and beautiful natural landscapes see tourists flock from all over, but the ones who stay quickly fall in love with the place and its liveability.

With a population just shy of 20,000, Broken Hill is small enough to allow for a relaxed country lifestyle, while big enough to provide all the desired facilities of a regional hub including major supermarkets and retail stores, excellent schools (7 primary & 2 high), multiple gyms & aquatic centre, well-known fast food franchises and a plethora of trendy restaurants, pubs and cafés.

The beautiful Murray-Riverina region is just 2.5 hours from Broken Hill, and after a short, 5-hour drive you can enjoy the beautiful Barossa Valley - South Australia’s internationally acclaimed wine region. For a town so unique, it’s really not that far away with just a short 1hr15m flight from Adelaide, a 2hr flight from Melbourne or a 2hr30m flight from Sydney.

Broken Hill truly is a town like no other with a supportive community that will welcome you with open arms. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Selection Criteria

  1. Certificate III in Dental Assisting or equivalent work experience. Dental Assisting Certificate IV required for appointment at Grade 2.
  2. Certificate III in Sterilisation Services or demonstrated capacity and commitment to work toward achieving this qualification.
  3. Highly effective communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate well to adults, children and other health professionals.
  4. Demonstrated experience in infection control, instrument reprocessing and dental assisting.
  5. Demonstrated ability to plan own work, manage priorities, use initiative and to problem solve.
  6. Effective computer skills for communication and use of dental patient administration and management systems (eg: Titanium). Proficient in the use of Word and Excel.
  7. Class C drivers licence with the ability and willingness to travel for work purposes.

About the Far West LHD

TheFar West Local Health Districtis the westernmostLHDunder NSW Health, providing high quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW. Our vision is to create"excellence in rural and remote healthcare". The key to our successis our diverse and inclusive workforce. We employ over 800 clinicians and support staff across 9 health facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.We encourage you to consider joining our friendly team for a meaningful and rewarding career in rural and remote healthcare.

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Applications Close:18/8/2022

Job Ad Reference REQ332698
Date Listed 04 August 2022