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Dental Therapist

SA Health - Adelaide, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • SA Dental, Adelaide Metro and Country Locations
  • Indicative Total remuneration AHP1 $71,596-$87,209 AHP2 $92,017-$106,446
  • Multiple positions - full time and part time, permanent and temporary 

The South Australian Dental is seeking Dental Therapists / Oral Health Therapists to join our Dental Therapist Candidate Pool to fill positions as they become available. The South Australian Dental provides a range of dental services for eligible children and adults at clinics throughout South Australia in metropolitan and country locations.

The starting classification in the Dental Therapist Candidate Pool is at AHP1 level. The starting increment level for a newly qualified Dental Therapist is at the AHP101 increment level. Dental Therapists with 5+ years’ experience will be appointed at AHP105.

Dental Therapists who have been at the AHP105 level for 12 months will be eligible to apply for the AHP2 classification level after satisfactory completion of probation and sustained achievement of clinical and business KPI’s over four consecutive quarters.

As a Dental Therapist you can make a significant difference to the oral health of children and contribute to the development of population and public oral health planning and services. Enjoying the flexible working arrangements when you work for SA Dental, you will provide general and emergency dental care, as well as planning, advice and oral health education/ promotion to eligible clients and groups. Providing referral to other practitioners for care outside of your defined Scope of Practice , you will ensure administration relating to patients records, appointments,co-payments and recall systems are managed as required. As part of your role, you will also provide guidance and direction to Dental Assistants and Dental Assistant Trainees.

Demonstrating a high level of clinical competence in the provision of general and emergency dental care to clients, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will possess effective problem solving skills to provide flexible services that meets the needs of clients, whilst demonstrating empathy and understanding of clients from diverse, cultural, ethic and social backgrounds. Your ability to communicate effectively and provide advice and guidance to staff, clients and professional groups will hold you in good stead for this role.

You will need to have registration or be eligible to register as a Dental Therapist or Oral Health Therapist with the Dental Board of Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

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 3 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: 749419

 The role of Referees - DT selection process October 2020 FINAL.docx

 749419 Dental Therapist AHP1 and AHP2.pdf

Adelaide, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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