- Full time, Ongoing
- Attractive salary packaging
- Above award salary (Dentist Level 5 (Clinical) DQ4. $162,234.46 plus above award payment of $37,765.54)
- Culture that supports work-life balance
Sunraysia Community Health Service (SCHS) is a dynamic organisation promoting health, wellbeing and independence in a social model of health. The organisation is a source of primary and preventive care for our community members who are at risk of poor health outcomes, and experience acute health disparities. SCHS understands the influence of the Social Determinants of Health upon health inequities experienced by community members and work with consumers and community members, to structure their care around the context in which they live and work.
The Dental department of Sunraysia Community Health Service services the Loddon Mallee area. We are equipped with state of the art facilities to meet dental needs of the clients ranging from simple to surgical extractions and restorations under local anaesthetic. The clinic also provides endodontics, crowns/bridges, full or partial dentures, mouthguards, and nightguards.
Our facilities include a modern eight-chair clinic with onsite OPG facilities and digital radiography. We offer opportunities for continuing professional development and are affiliated with LaTrobe University Dental School where we provide training to students in various procedures.
This is a senior role whose primary focus is clinical leadership.
The individual is recognized for exceptional competence in general dental work and has a proven record for carrying out a broad range of advanced and complex dental procedures as outlined in SCHS Dental’s model of care. This includes a broad range of oral health clinical services within their scope of practice, to children, adults, including patients with disabilities and complex medical histories and ensure a high standard of clinical service delivery.
The Senior Dentist will have a high level of understanding of dental public health principles and working effectively within an interdisciplinary team to deliver SCHS’s model of care
Clinical Leadership entails that the senior dentist will actively participate as a leader in the dental team and will provide comprehensive high level support in clinical decision making to other members of the team comprised of oral health practitioners, oral health educators, dental assistants, sterilization staff & administrative staff.
Central to this role is the setting learning priorities for dental &/or oral health students to ensure the promotion of excellence in clinical practice and patient safety ensuring improved patient outcomes.
Teaching, mentoring and supporting students and other junior dentists working at Sunraysia Community Health Services is a key responsibility of this lead role and integral to the professional development of dental and oral health students resulting in confident and competent graduates at the end of their course.
We welcome applications from experienced Dentists to live and work in idyllic Mildura, on the banks of the mighty Murray River.
Primary objectives of the position include:
- Providing efficient, effective and high quality clinical services within the scope of public dental services to our eligible patients;
- Facilitating and supporting individual and community activities to promote oral health, well-being and independence.
- Located in Mildura, Victoria, a safe, regional community offering great work-life balance.
- Healthy lifestyle and great weather to suit anyone who loves the outdoors.
Working with SCHS
We offer a supportive culture and working environment that embraces professional development, building individuals capabilities and support staff to maximise their health and wellbeing. Other benefits include:
- Full Chair side electronic medical records
- Full scope of dental procedures including Chrome Cobalt’s and Crowns
- Multidisciplinary team
- Salary packaging benefits
For a confidential discussion, please contact Norman Elder at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 5022 5444.
This position will remain open until filled.
As part of SCHS’s workplace inclusion and diversity strategy, we strongly encourage suitable applications across all cultural backgrounds, genders and abilities.
PLEASE NOTE: SCHS is committed to the application of the Child Safe Standards. All positions are subject to thorough credentialing and safety screening prior to commencing employment. This includes reference checks and National Police Check for all SCHS employees. Any prospective employee who has resided and worked overseas in the past 10 years for a continuous period of 12 months or more will be required to undergo an International Criminal History Check. Where applicable, employees may also be required to hold a current Working With Children check issued in the state of Victoria and have a current NDIS Clearance (NDIS Worker Screening Check).
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Department of Health Guidelines for Immunisation of Health Care Workers require all staff to demonstrate immunity to specific preventable diseases. As part of the recruitment process, the preferred applicant is required to provide evidence of immunisation (and/or serology) to confirm they are protected from risk, including COVID vaccinations.