Entry level is DO1. DO1 level dentists will be eligible to apply for the DO2 classification after satisfactory completion of probation and sustained achievement of clinical and business KPI’s over four consecutive quarters.
The South Australian Dental Service is seeking Dentists to join our Dentist Candidate Pool to fill positions as they become available. SA Dental Service has clinics across a range of metropolitan and country locations.
As a Dentist you will utilise your high level of clinical competence and provide general and emergency oral health care to eligible clients of SA Dental Service. Assessing clients presenting with dental diseases and oral health problems, you will provide referral to dental specialists for care outside the scope of a generalist dentist when required. Working together in partnership with other team members to achieve common goals, you will provide clinical guidance to members of the dental team. This will include giving mentoring and advise to less experienced dental operators, and may also include opportunities to supervise and teach undergraduate students for dentists interested in this option.
Working for SA Dental Service, you will be able to experience real job satisfaction as you make a significant difference to the oral health of children and eligible adults. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of population and oral health planning and services, in addition to enjoying flexible working arrangements.
You will need to have registration or be eligible to register as a dentist with the Dental Board of Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (please note: registration under the PSDWS is no longer available effective as at 1/1/20).
You will need to demonstrate clinical competence in provision of general dental services and be an effective problem solver who can help meet the needs of the clients, and the ability to communicate effectively with patients and all levels of staff. You will possess effective problem solving skills to provide flexible services that meet the needs of clients, whilst demonstrating empathy and understanding of clients from diverse, cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds . In addition to demonstrated understanding of the Dental Board of Australia policies, codes and standards and code of ethics for the South Australian Public Sector, you will be committed to working as part of a clinical team and work well with other health professionals.
Note: All candidates are required to list the name and contact details of 2 relevant referees in their application, for more details please see attached document titled ‘The role of Referees’.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Working with Children’s Clearance
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 733538
The role of Referees – Dentist selection process 2020.docx