Dental Assistants - Garrison Health


Dental Assistant

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Who We Are

Medibank's Garrison Health Services (GHS) delivers a national integrated healthcare service to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Through Medibank's extensive network GHS provides access to seamless quality healthcare to over 80 000 uniformed ADF personnel from point of injury or illness to recovery. The GHS team manages and coordinates over 1100 on-base primary healthcare experts, over 4000 medical specialists, 255 hospitals and over 8000 allied health professionals working in collaboration across all states.

The Opportunity

We are looking for permanent part time and casual dental assistants to join our teams based on site across Victoria, these vacancies may have the opportunity to lead into permanent full-time positions.   The locations of our Victorian sites include Albury, Puckapunyal, Westernport, Laverton, Sale, Melbourne and Yallambie. The Dental Assistant is responsible for the provision of chair-side assistance to the Dentist/Dental Specialist/Hygienist in the delivery of dental services to Entitled Personnel in accordance with Defence Policies and Procedures.

As a Dental Assistant you will be required to perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks including but not limited to:

  • Chair-side assistance to Dentists/Dental Specialists/Dental Hygienists;
  • Promotion of oral health to patients where qualified;
  • Take dental intra-oral/extra-oral radiographs where licensed;
  • Implement infection control procedures within the dental surgery;
  • Implement infection control procedures on the reprocessing of dental instruments and equipment; and
  • Pouring of dental models as directed, where trained;

About You

As Dental Assistant you will hold have a minimum 2 years full time chair-side dental assisting experience.

Other Qualifications include:

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting;
  • Current first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification; and
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver a high standard of care to patients and work with limited supervision within a dental surgery.

What We Offer

In return for your hard work we offer a range of great benefits, including subsidised private health insurance, travel and pet insurance. Furthermore, we take the health and wellbeing of our employees seriously encouraging wellbeing at all levels of life.

Medibank is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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