NSW Government

Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands in which our facilities are located. We pay our respects to Elders, Community members and Community-controlled sector who partner with us to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our district.

  • Location: Armidale Community Health Service
  • Discover the charm of Armidale, where vibrant cultural experiences, lush natural beauty, and a welcoming community converge.
  • Provide quality dental care, be responsible for a modern dental clinic, and help nurture more recent graduates.

Job Title: Dentist – Clinic Manager
Location: Armidale Community Health Service
Employment Type: Full-time Permanent.
Position Classification: Dental Officer Level 2 with management allowance.
Remuneration: Total full-time package of at least $181,403 – consisting of $136,108 (Year 1) to $143,416 (Year 2) per annum, 11% superannuation contributions, $20,000pa dentist incentive, and $7,319pa management allowance
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ465608
Applications Close: Feb 29, 2024

Dentist – Clinic Manager
Armidale Community Health Service

For more information on this role contact Lanny Chor at or call 0407 918 107

About the job:

  • Join our esteemed dental practice where you’ll have the opportunity to deliver comprehensive dental care to a diverse range of patients. Your expertise can significantly impact their dental health, allowing you to prioritize and tailor treatment plans for optimal patient outcomes.
  • We offer a complete spectrum of general dentistry services to our patients in appropriate cases, providing you with a platform to showcase your proficiency across various dental procedures. As a seasoned professional, you will play a pivotal role in guiding and mentoring our recent graduates, contributing to their professional development.
  • As a valued member of our district-wide team, you will have the chance to participate in outreach services, administer treatment under general anaesthesia, and collaborate with aged care facilities. This position not only offers a fulfilling clinical experience but also provides opportunities for professional growth and community engagement.
  • If you’re a dedicated and passionate dentist looking to make a meaningful impact in dental care, we invite you to be part of our dynamic team where patient well-being and professional development are at the forefront of our mission.

Our District:

  • You will work with a dedicated team of over 200 people across the district, including dental assistants, other practitioners, and support staff.
  • We are supported by a group of visiting specialists and offer opportunities to be involved in in-house CPD activities and workshops.
  • You will be supported by a large organisation with a strong values-based culture and a commitment to excellence in patient care.
  • We deliver quality dentistry, positive patient experiences, and a harmonious working environment.
  • We are part of the Rural Dental Graduate Partnership. In this partnership, you will have clinical support and educational opportunities across Hunter New England, Mid-North Coast, Northern NSW, and Western NSW Local Health Districts. Be part of a true rural community of dental professionals.

About you:

  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience post registration in Australia or equivalent. (AHPRA registration is obligatory.)
  • Are you an overseas candidate? Please see the requirements for AHPRA registration here:
  • Adequate experience as a general practitioner dentist to perform the full range of duties and manage dental health problems of greater than usual difficulty.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated sound clinical reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making ability.
  • Demonstrated application of current concepts in clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team setting.
  • Evidence of ability to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrated computer skills for clinical and associated applications.

Where you’ll live:

  • Armidale allows for direct community impact, offering opportunities for personalized healthcare initiatives and community engagement.
  • Enjoy the benefits of a relaxed lifestyle in Armidale while being close to the amenities of nearby Newcastle for professional growth and additional resources.
  • The smaller healthcare community fosters hands-on leadership opportunities, collaboration, and innovative approaches, contributing to the professional development of a Public Health Dental Officer/Clinic Manager.
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As one of the largest employers in the region, we can offer you a great range of benefits, including:

  • Up to $20k Dental Officer Rural Incentive Scheme pa
  • $7,316pa management allowance
  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 13 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging – Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

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Information for Applicants:

  • This position is full-time; however, part-time/job share arrangements may also be considered.
  • The start date for this position is flexible.
  • An eligibility list will be created for this position; however, you also may be considered for other similar positions.
  • Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit:
  • To be eligible for permanent employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • Stepping Up Website is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit:


  • This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive

for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.

  • All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.
  • Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting

via or 1300 40 25 23. * HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of
such as allocated days off (ADO) for full time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.

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