This position will work closely with other members of the dental team (Dentists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants and Administration) to ensure that members of the community have access to respectful, high quality and efficient public dental services. ï· To assist with client care in accordance with Dental Health Services Victoria clinical standards & policies, and Swan Hill District Health's policy & protocols. ï· To assist with client care within scope of a Dental Assistant/Nurse role. ï· Provide clinical chair-side assistance to dental operators. ï· Prepare, maintain and manage the dental facility to ensure efficient patient throughput. ï· Assist dental operators to provide dental education and promotion. ï· Prepare and provide equipment, dental materials and instruments for each patient according to dental treatment. ï· Undertake the management and maintenance of dental instruments and equipment within the dental facility. ï· Ensure Dental Health Services Victoria and Swan Hill District Health's Infection Control Policies and Procedures are followed. ï· Ensure storage, packaging and collection of infectious waste/sharps in accordance with Swan Hill District Health's Infection Control Policy. ï· All interactions with clients and staff show appropriate responses to their needs and demonstrate the application of Swan Hill District Health's values.. ï· Undertake duties related to patient care including recording of dental examinations on dental charts, ensuring patient record details are available for daily appointments ï· Maintain records in accordance with appropriate standards. ï· Undertake duties related to service delivery including arranging and recording patient appointments, confirming appointments and assisting with inquires ï· Undertake duties related to data collation for the monitoring and evaluation of programs as directed including assisting the dental operator with recording of treatment statistics. ï· To work with other Dental Department staff to optimize functionality of the database patient management system to maximize patient access. ï· To actively participate in Dental Department meetings. ï· Ensure the use of resources is aligned with activity ï· Actively participate in any capital or minor works equipment planning. ï· All interactions with clients and staff show appropriate responses to their needs and demonstrate the application of Swan Hill District Health's values. ï· Actively participate in reviewing and providing advice on strategies to increase efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. ï· Promote oral health promotion and education to patients and parents inthe clinical setting. ï· To undertake other duties and responsibilities as may be reasonably required. Key Selection Criteria: ï· Minimum Year 11 Education ï· Effective communication skills, both with adults and children ï· Ability to work harmoniously in a team environment ï· Capacity to maintain confidentiality at all times ï· Demonstrated ability to use electronic communication tools and to learn dental software programs ï· Demonstrated ability to observe and assist in a clinical environment ï· High level of motivation ï· The ability to follow instructions and to learn new skills
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