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

  1.  Current Authority to practise as a Dental Practitioner, (Division/Registration type: Dental Therapist or Oral Health Therapist) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), OR applicants who will be suitability qualified through course completion within four months of application closure may apply pending graduation and registration.
  2. Evidence of good clinical and patient management skills in the provision of dental care to children, and adults where appropriately trained.
  3. Commitment to work in rural NSW and understanding of issues related to working in Aboriginal communities and with rural communities.
  4. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain positive and professional interpersonal communications.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective and collaborative member of a multidisciplinary dental clinic team in a range of settings including but not limited to public dental clinics and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
  6. Sound understanding of evidence-based oral health promotion and preventive dental programs and demonstrated commitment to same, across all age groups.
  7. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a digital dental environment, including but not limited to electronic oral health records, digital imaging and telehealth systems.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to provide regular outreach clinical services, including an ability and willingness to travel for work purposes, including driving long distances, occasional travel by light aircraft and some overnight stays. Evidence of a minimum NSW Class C Drivers Licence is required.

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  • Find out more about applying for this position
  • For role related queries or questions please contact Leanne Hope on Lea.Hope@health.nsw.gov.au or (02) 6330 5259 / 0417657289

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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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