NSW Government

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Western NSW Local Health District
Job category: Oral Health | Dental Assistant
Job location: Regional NSW / Bathurst & Central West NSW
Job reference number: REQ447214
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: $63723 – $68073
Closing date: 31/01/2024 – 11:59 PM

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, Temporary Full Time (up until 21 December 2025)
Position Classification: Dental Assistant Grade 1
Remuneration: $63,723.00 – $68,073.00 pa (plus super), $32.14 – $34.33 ph (plus super)
Hours per week: 38
Location: Orange NSW

Dental Assistant
Orange Community Dental Clinic

About the role:

This position provides Chairside assistance to Dental Clinicians and provides other support to the dental team including reception / administration duties.

This position is based in Orange but will be required to provide assistance at outreach services to surrounding communities.

All suitably qualified Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for this position. This is a targeted position in accordance with Western NSW LHD Aboriginal Workforce Affirmative Action Framework.

Where you’ll be working:

The Oral Health Service in Western NSW Local Health District has a supportive and friendly culture.

Orange Community Oral Health is a modern 8 chair clinic that provides dental services to the local community.

The clinic consists of Dental Assistants, Dental Officers and Oral Health Therapists

The Orange Region has something for everyone at every stage in life. The region has become the destination of choice for tree-changers looking to swap busy city lifestyles for an authentic life balance. It’s also very affordable to live here, so there is more to spend on the things you love

The region boasts easy access to modern city infrastructure (home to 41,000 residents), services and culture, pristine natural environment and an unspoilt natural beauty in the landscape which enjoys four distinct seasons in the year. The calendar of cultural, food and arts events is full, and being a safe and secure place to live, it’s a great place to raise a family as part of a friendly community.

Regular flights to Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne leave each week and it’s just over a 3 hour drive to Sydney or Canberra.

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.
We are committed to building a workplace that values diversity, inclusion and belonging, by recognising and valuing the skills and strengths each person can bring to our organisation. As a vibrant and diverse region, rich in community and culture, we welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career.
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
  • Access to Salary Packaging to save tax, Fitness Passport and free & confidential counselling services.

How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.

Applications will be reviewed throughout the advertising period and interviews conducted regularly. This position will remain open until vacancies are filled.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Karen Banks on (02) 6850 7314 / 0436 939 936 or Karen.banks@health.nsw.gov.au

COVID-19 Response:
All NSW Health workers are required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role or have an approved medical contraindication certificate.
Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.

Job Closing Date 31 Jan, 2024

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