Oral Health Therapist/Dental Therapist (501229)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Mar 26, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Department of Health is seeking interest for an Oral Health Therapist/Dental Therapist vacancy.

The role:

In this role you will be required to work across both our Children’s and Adult’s services. Working with both cohorts you will provide dental care for eligible clients in accordance with the scope of practice outlined by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.

Key to being successful in this role will be your experience in a range of activities such as oral health education and promotion, together with experience in providing dental care in similar organisations.

We are seeking applicants with a work ethic that includes the ability to

The Service:

Oral Health Services Tasmania provides dental services to eligible Tasmanians including adults who are holders of a current health care card or pensioner concession card. The children’s dental service is a universal service for all Tasmanians aged 0-17 years.

The service operates from over 30 sites across Tasmania including major centres in Burnie, Devonport, Launceston, Clarence, Glenorchy and Hobart, one and two surgery clinics in urban and rural community health centres and district hospitals and at a number of public school sites, three special care dental units located in the major hospitals, two mobile dental units that service rural areas and three school-based dental vans.

This role is based in the OHST Northern team.

Details of Appointment:

Permanent, full-time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing ASAP

Salary: $62,601 - $95,776 per annum + 9.5% superannuation + access to salary packaging

What's on offer:


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

(image) Generic Oral Health Therapist - Dental Therapist HP1-2 (December 2020) HPRNL WWCT.pdf

(image) Generic Oral Health Therapist - Dental Therapist HP1-2 (December 2020) HPRNL WWCT .doc

Applicant Guide

Department of Health Applicant Guide.pdf

Department of Health Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

For more information (Contact Officer)

Ashlea Furlan
Senior Dental Therapist
Phone: (03) 67771107
Email: [email protected]

Important information

The email account you provide when submitting job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.job.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details

Department of Health provides a high quality, safe and sustainable health services system for all Tasmanians. It is actively engaged in positive reforms to provide care and services for patients and clients in the best possible way through an integrated system that is people focused and supports individuals and communities to be active in their own health and wellbeing management. Our commitment is to work together with patients, clients, partners, and the community.

The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

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