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Position Details
Reference Number 431358
Position Title Senior Dental Officer (Level 3) - Perm F/T
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity South Western Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Campbelltown, Ingleburn, Narellan, Rosemeadow
Advertised Award/Classification Dental Officer Level 3
Salary $137,489.00 - $144,289.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

 

This position carries a full clinical load with work locations rotated between Rosemeadow,

Rosemeadow and Ingleburn clinics based on clinical need. Corporate functions are managed by Service Manager, Oral Health.

The Level 3 Senior Dental Officer is responsible for the provision of a high standard of

clinical services in general dentistry with a focus on medically compromised patients . The Dental Officer is responsible for the provision of adult and paediatric general practitioner dentistry within the scope of publicly funded dental services including restorative, preventive, endodontics, exodontia, radiology, minor oral surgery and denture prosthetics. The Level 3 Dental Officer will have the majority of the following duties and

attributes: (i) highly advanced skills in managing most of the difficult clinical situations,

complex medical histories and those with disabilities. (ii) widely recognised for their exceptional competence in general dental work and has a proven record for carrying out a broad range of advanced and complex dental procedures. This may include the attainment of a Fellowship or Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) or equivalent organisation as recognised by the Ministry of Health.

(iii) experienced clinician who demonstrates advanced clinical reasoning skills; (iv)

duties and responsibilities involving planning, implementing, evaluating and reporting

on services; (v) responsibility for identifying opportunities for improvement in clinical

practice, develop and lead ongoing quality improvement activities with other staff; (vi)

conduct clinical research (vii) acts as a mentor to other clinical staff and teaches

undergraduate students (viii) may be responsible for providing clinical supervision and

support to level 1 and 2 dental officers, technical and support staff; (ix) responsible for

components of clinical governance; and (x) participate in the provision of clinical

development in-service education programs to staff.

Selection Criteria Full unrestricted registration as a Dentist with AHPRA

Excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills and a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with a range of individuals including the general public

Demonstrated highly advanced clinical skills and clinical reasoning abilities in managing most of the difficult clinical situations, complex medical histories, children and those with physical and mental disabilities.

Demonstrate an earned recognition of their exceptional competence in dentistry and have a proven record for carrying out a broad range of advanced and complex dental procedures, as well as, ideally, be experienced in performing procedures under oral
sedation, relative analgesia and general anaesthesia.

Demonstrated high level proficiency in provision of clinical care including molar endodontics, complete and partial denture prosthetics and oral surgery.

Demonstrate the ability to lead a multidisciplinary clinical team, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, act as a mentor to other clinical staff, teach undergraduate students as well as assume responsibility for providing clinical supervision, advice and support to all dental practitioners within the team.

Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for improvement in clinical practice, develop and lead ongoing quality improvement activities with other staff, as well as conduct clinical research.

Experience in the mentoring of other clinical staff or the training of students.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Kathleen Fitzgerald
Contact Number 02 8788 4266
Contact Email kathleen.fitzgerald1@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 11/10/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view