Dental Assistant
REQ136528 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position ClassificationDental Assist Gde 1
Remuneration: $57,389.00 – $61,534.00 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ136528
Number of FTE: 1.00
Location: Dubbo NSW
Applications Close: 15 Nov 2019 - 11.59pm

About the opportunity

This position provides chairside assistance to dental clinicians, and provides other support to the dental team including instrument reprocessing and reception/administration duties.


If you’re considering a tree change, Dubbo provides one of the best Australia has to offer.

It is a place where cafes and farms are within minutes of each other; where the people are relaxed and welcoming – and really mean it when they ask how you are. The community of about 40,000 people is growing with economic development, such as our
Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment.

With boutique shops, major chain supermarkets and retailers, weekend markets, wineries and parks, affordable housing and property prices, the iconic Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Charles Sturt University, TAFE Western Campus, 16 private and public schools, early learning and child care and so much more, life in Dubbo really is a package deal.

There are so many opportunities in the region. Find out more about all of the exciting things to do and see in Dubbo by visiting


The Oral Health Service in Western NSW Local Health District has a supportive and friendly Culture. The Dubbo Community Dental Clinic is a 6 chair facility and provides services to outreach clinics.

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Monthly ADOs for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with My Health Learning and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working

Oral Health Service – Dubbo Community Dental Clinic, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

For more information about the Western NSW Local Health District, watch our video!

To apply for this position, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. Certificate III in Dental Assisting or equivalent and/or significant recent experience as Dental Assistant.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of infection control principles and demonstrated capacity to adhere to clinic infection control protocols and procedures.
  3. Proven effective communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate well to adults, children and other health professionals.
  4. Ability and commitment to work harmoniously in a team environment, showing motivation and willingness to acquire new skills.
  5. Demonstrated computer literacy with capacity to effectively utilise electronic patient administration and management systems
  6. Demonstrated capacity and commitment to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  7. Ability and willingness to travel for work purposes. This may involve travelling long distances and occasional overnight stays.
  8. Current licence to drive in NSW

Need more information?

  • View the Position Description for this job
  • Find out more about applying for this position
  • For role related queries or questions please contact Heidi Ryan on Heidi.Ryan@health.nsw.gov.au or (02) 6885 7418

Help with your application

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit our website page.

Talent pool

If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.

Targeted role

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information about this please contact Chantal Bates from the AES on 0458 301 956 or via email chantal.bates@aes.org.au or Abbey Orcher from the AES on 0408 663 482 or via email abbey.orcher@aes.org.au. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

Working visas

Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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