Dental Assistant

  • Full Time/Part time positions
  • Work with leaders in the dental industry
  • A passionate, engaged and supportive team
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Excellent Salary Packaging Benefits
  • Convenient Brunswick location with public transport at hand

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

As a Dental Assistant you should be able to
- Provide a high level of clinical chair side assistance contributing to dental operator efficiencies
- Assist with accurate dental charting into Titanium
- Provide an environment that is safe, comfortable and non-threatening to the client and other staff
- Adhere to Infection Control practice as outlined in the Infection Control Policy
- Ensure storage, packing and collection of its infectious waste/sharps in accordance with Merri Health Infection Control Policy
- Monitor sterilisation procedures in accordance with recognised standards and organise regular auditing of equipment as per relevant national standards
- Ensure the safe use of dental equipment according to manufacturer’s guidelines and reporting to the Senior Dentist or Team Leader concerns when there are equipment failures
- Participate in outreach services including Smile Squad as required
- Provide clinical support for Agency DAs
- Carry out any administrative duties as directed
- Communicate effectively with other team members by sharing information concerning the needs of client and/or service and by participation in team meetings and workshops
- Participate in the service’s health promotion program as a team member as an extension of using a health promotion approach during individual client contact
- Participate in team audits as required
- Maintain and enhance professional knowledge and technical skills by keeping up to date with new developments and relevant trends.

You will be responsible for:

As a Dental Assistant you will be responsible for:

- Providing a high level of clinical chair side assistance contributing to dental operator efficiencies
- Adhering to Infection Control practice as outlined in the Infection Control Policy
- Assisting with accurate dental charting into Titanium
- Monitoring sterilisation procedures in accordance with recognised standards and organise regular auditing of equipment as per relevant national standards
- Participating in outreach services like Smile Squad as required.

What you will need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our patients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

- Certificate III in Dental Assisting or equivalent
- Relevant experience in dental assistant responsibilities and high level of skills including customer service particularly in dealing with internal and external clients from diverse backgrounds and clients with special needs
- Demonstrated high quality communication skills and demonstrated the ability to work as an effective team member

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.
You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position description. If this perks your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you have any questions, contact Harneet at harneet.kaur@merrihealth.org.au, Ph. 0427820278.

When you're ready to apply, email your CV and cover letter to jobs@merrihealth.org.au

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.