About the Role
Vacancy for a full time dentist to service the Ngaanyatjarra Lands communities. Services will be delivered from the Warburton clinic and mobile services will be delivered in Warakuna and Blackstone. <br/>
The successful candidate will provide care and maintenance for the general health of Aboriginal patient's mouth and teeth. Diagnose and treat health problems affecting the mouth and teeth. Offer services to increase number of patients visiting practice, typically providing care under the Ngaanyatjarra Health Service (NHS) or through private insurance. <br/>
Dentist Job Duties: <br/>
• Instruct Aboriginal patients on how to care for their mouths and teeth on their own <br/>
• Increase Aboriginal clients through marketing services and creative practice options <br/>
• Examine and diagnose Aboriginal patients via routine check-ups and tools such as x-ray machines <br/>
• Consult with patients about dental options to discuss treatment of the mouth and teeth <br/>
• Keep accurate records of Aboriginal patient visits, diagnosis and treatment <br/>
• Implement clinical treatment of mouth and teeth conditions such as gum disease and tooth decay <br/>
• Managing and training other dental staff or dental practice managers <br/>
• Plan and manage budgets of Aboriginal dental practice <br/>
• Purchase equipment and maintain equipment inventory as needed <br/>
• Recommend both prescription and non-prescription products, such as toothpaste, mouthwash, etc., for optimal care of patients' mouth and teeth <br/>
• Stay updated on patient care, new technology and new products that can improve or treat patient conditions or improve overall health <br/>
• Keep all certifications, registrations and insurance current in accordance with national laws and regulations <br/>
• Maintain sanitary environment for patient care and examination <br/>
Experience & Skills
General, unrestricted AHPRA registration as a dentist. Postgraduate experience working as a dentist. The ideal candidate will have experience working as a sole dentist in remote communities. Experience working with Aboriginal patients will be highly regarded. <br/>
Friendly and Courteous Manner with Patients, Extensive Knowledge of Conditions and Mouth of Teeth, Approved Degree in Dentistry, Ability to Communicate in Technical and Nontechnical Terms with Aboriginal Patients, Observant, Analytical, Good Customer Service Skills, Marketing.
What's on Offer
12 weeks on/1 week off roster is preferred though up to negotiation. <br/> Accommodation is available at no charge.
Full Time / Part Time
Negotiable depending on experience.
The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.
The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.
The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.
About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.