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Dental Officer & Senior Dental Officer

Scout Talent - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Fantastic opportunity in a well-respected, fully integrated rural public health service in VIC employing over 630 staff
  • Excellent competitive salaries circa $84,000 - $95,000 Dental Officer and $131,000 - $136,000 Senior Dental Officer PLUS super!
  • Enjoy private fee bonuses, salary packaging, relocation assistance and more!
  • Beautiful Swan Hill location - a thriving modern city with the heart of a friendly country town

About Swan Hill District Health

Swan Hill District Health (SHDH) is one of regional Victoria's most impressive healthcare success stories.

Located on the Murray River, approximately 4 hours north-west of Melbourne, Swan Hill District Health is a 145 bed (including Aged Care) fully integrated rural public health service, employing 630+ staff and servicing a 100 km radius with an estimated catchment area of around 35,000 people.

SHDH provides a wide range of services including Medical and Surgical, Obstetrics, Aged Care, Community and Primary Health, Renal Dialysis, chemotherapy, Radiology and Pathology diagnostic services, Emergency Department operating 24/7.

The Primary Health Medical Centre is located in close proximity to the hospital and was established to provide a base for high quality Medical Care and as a resource to ensure on-call services to the hospital. SHDH has strong university connections, operating as a training centre for healthcare professionals and working in close proximity with both resident and visiting specialists.

For more information about the organisation, visit the Swan Hill District Health website here.

About the Opportunity

SHDH now has an exciting opportunity for an AHPRA registered Dental Officer and Senior Dental Officer to join their progressive Medical Centre on a full-time basis.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will be providing direct patient care assessing and treating patients within a half hour appointment system, with longer appointments made as needed Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

The majority of patient work will be conducted in the dental clinic, however the ability to treat patients under general anaesthesia is provided at the Swan Hill Hospital located across the road on a monthly basis. You will be on a rotating roster for emergency call-out services for the hospital to provide direction on how best to treat acute dental issues presented after hours.

The Dental Officer will assist in providing leadership and work closely with other members of the dental team (Dentists, Clinic Coordinator, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants and Administration) to ensure eligible members of the community have access to respectful, high quality and efficient public dental services.

The Senior Dental Officer will provide advanced clinical leadership to other dental staff and less experienced dentists in accordance with DHSV clinical standards and policies to ensure the implementation, maintenance and provision of high quality and efficient services for patients.

To view the full Dental Officer position description, please click here.

To view the full Senior Dental Officer position description, please click here.

About You

The ideal candidate for the Dental officer will have a minimum of two years post graduate experience, and a minimum of three years experience as a Dental Officer for the Senior position.

You will have a current Radiation Licence to carry out Dental Radiation Practice and an understanding of and adherence to the legislation and regulations that govern Dentists in Victoria.

Both successful candidates will have well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with patients from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and patients from various special needs groups. A true team player, you will be able to work within a tight knit team and be excited to positively contribute to the community.

The Senior Dental Officer will have demonstrated high level knowledge of the management of dental public health programs including ability to provide leadership for dental staff.

Please note: To be considered for this position you must be registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), full Australian working rights and consent to a police check.

About the Benefits

This is an amazing opportunity for experienced dentists to experience a taste of regional practice, with access to modern facilities and equipment. Enjoy the diversity and complexity of presentations as part of the hospital that you wouldn't see elsewhere.

The Dental Clinic is a team orientated, supportive and inclusive centre staffed with 3 dentists and 8 highly skilled dental nurses and a supportive Management and Reception team.

Swan Hill District Hospital Dental Clinic functions as a public practice that also offers private treatment, and provides 20% of private fees as a bonus on a fortnightly basis on top of your regular wage.

Competitive salary packages on offer circa $84,000 - $95,000 Dental Officer and $131,000 - $136,000 Senior Dental Officer negotiable on experience, plus super and bonus.

Additional benefits include:

  • 5 weeks annual leave;
  • Salary packaging;
  • Relocation assistance; and
  • Monthly acquired days off (ADO).

Life in Swan Hill

If you've never experienced Swan Hill before, you are in luck! Families move to Swan Hill and never look back. It’s a combination of factors that make the region a sought after lifestyle change - close proximity to the Murray River, plenty of sunshine, and a welcoming community has a lot to do with it! There are also fantastic sporting clubs and recreational facilities to suit everyone. It all adds up to a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Located on the Murray River in Victoria's north-west, Swan Hill and its surrounding population of 30,000 enjoy a temperate climate and fantastic offerings of the food and wine produced in the region. With multiple primary and secondary schools, shopping precinct and multiple restaurants to choose from, residents enjoy the ease of modern living with a small town feel. Access to Melbourne is easy with a 4 hour drive or daily train services. Outstanding golfing, tennis and aquatic sporting facilities are easily accessible and along with a natural river environment, facilitate a relaxing lifestyle among very friendly people.

Swan Hill itself has matured over recent years into a thriving, modern city, but at the heart of it, you’ll still find a friendly country town with people and values to match.

To register your interest, don't wait - apply now.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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