Dental Clinics Faculty of Science

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Dental Clinics

Faculty of Science

Position Number


Nature of Employment

Fixed term contract

Employer Contribution to Superannuation

superannuation guarantee rate

Date Last Reviewed

October 2015

Organisational Environment
The University’s multi-campus clinics are dedicated to the teaching-training of its dental and oral health therapy students and at the same time the provisions of dental services to regional communities.
CSU offers both private and student dental clinics to the general public. The dental clinics are run by the Faculty of Science in collaboration with the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences.
The School of Dentistry and Health Sciences was formed in 2008. The School brings together CSU’s rich history of health professional education in Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics, Oral Health and Dentistry.
Staff are focused on innovative and high quality education, using vibrant new learning spaces to encourage collaboration and support of new methods of teaching and learning.

Organisational Chart

Reporting Relationships
This position reports to: Clinical Director

This position supervises: Nil

Position Overview
The position will provide a high standard of general oral health care including oral health education to a diverse range of patients.
In addition, the position will provide support and clinical supervision to dentistry and oral health therapy students of the Charles Sturt University School of Dentistry and Health Sciences.
The position may at times be required to work at an alternate CSU Dental Clinic.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Patient Care

  1. Provide a high standard of contemporary general oral health care to allocated patients, in compliance with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of practice;

  2. Comply with the Charles Sturt University Dental & Oral Health Clinics’ Policies and Guidelines relevant to the provision of patient care;

  3. Undertake a thorough oral examination, including examination of soft and hard tissues, for each patient allocated to you;

  4. Develop an appropriate treatment plan for each patient under your care, after informing and discussing with each patient his/her treatment needs, treatment options and consequences of treatment/non treatment. Consent must be obtained for this treatment plan prior to the commencement of treatment;

  5. Seek advice from senior clinicians, when appropriate, to assist in the development of these treatment plans;

  6. Refer patients for specialist management / consultation, when appropriate;

  7. Take overall responsibility for the management of each patient allocated to you, including follow-up of patients who you have referred for specialist care;

  8. Adopt a team approach to the management of patients by utilising the skills of Dental Assistants for oral hygiene education, when appropriate;
  9. Be knowledgeable of each patient’s medical history prior to commencing treatment and modify treatment accordingly;

  10. Educate each patient under your care on dental health;

  1. Infection Control

  1. Maintain a high standard of infection control in accordance with the Charles Sturt University Dental & Oral Health Clinics’ Infection Control Policy;
  2. In accordance with the NSW Health PD2011_005: Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy Directive comply with the need for and documentation of vaccination against infectious diseases;

  3. In accordance with the NSW Health PD2005_162: HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C – Health Care Workers Infected be aware of your blood borne virus status through annual serology testing and testing in the event of exposure;

  1. Data quality management and Dental / Medical Records

  1. Document all information relevant to the treatment of each patient under your care in the patient’s dental record and /or in the computerised Patient Management System;

  2. Record all radiographs in the Digital Imaging System;

  1. Clinical Productivity

  1. Ensure your appointment time is rostered and booked effectively and personal clinical targets are met;

  2. Ensure patients are billed appropriately for the treatment provided utilising the Charles Sturt University Dental & Oral Health Clinics’ schedule of fees;

  1. Communications

  1. Liaise with support staff to ensure efficient delivery of services to patients;

  2. Treat patients and other staff with courtesy and respect at all times;

  3. Demonstrate good communication skills with patients and other members of staff;

  1. Supervision, Training and Continuing Education

  1. Ensure your clinical knowledge is current;

  2. Provide supervision in the Clinics of the Charles Sturt University School of Dentistry and Health Sciences as rostered;

  3. Act as a mentor and provide clinical supervision, as necessary, to other clinicians including dentists, oral health therapists and students;

  4. Actively participate in any evidence-based trials or research activities within Charles Sturt University School of Dentistry and Health Sciences;

  5. Provide professional guidance and share professional knowledge, contributing to the overall development of and support for dental assistants and clerical staff;

  1. General Duties

  1. Assist with the treatment of other clinician’s (including students) patients, as needed;

  2. Actively assist in the management and resolution of patient complaints;

  3. Provide co-ordination of your dental team on a day to day basis;

  4. Actively contribute to and promote improvements in the workplace;

  5. Participate in personal and professional development programs as identified in your Employee Development and Review Scheme;

  6. Maintain registration with AHPRA, and licensing with the NSW Environment Protection Authority as required;

  7. Work in the Dental & Oral Health Clinic and from time to time, as required, provide oral health care at other Dental & Oral Health Clinic of CSU or external locations, including aged care facilities, residential homes, domiciliary sites or schools;

  8. Perform other duties, appropriate to the classification, as directed by the Clinical Director.

Selection Criteria
Applicants are expected to have the following requirements to be considered for this position:

  1. Registered as a Dentist, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA);

  2. Demonstrated sound clinical and diagnostic skills in general dentistry including the management of patients with chronic medical conditions and complex dental needs;

  3. Demonstrated ability to exercise advanced clinical reasoning, independent judgement and problem solving in a clinical situation;

  1. A demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary oral health team including experience in the mentoring of other clinical staff or the training of students;

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with a range of individuals including the general public;

  2. Knowledge of and a commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO), work health and safety (WH&S), ethical practices, confidentiality and privacy legislation, and continuous quality improvement;

  3. A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and education;

  4. Current Class C Driver’s Licence or equivalent.


  1. A postgraduate qualification in a field relevant to dental clinical service delivery;

  2. Experience within a University teaching environment.

Further information is available from
Dr Heather Cameron

Clinical Director

Phone: 02 6365 7647


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Information for Prospective Staff

Your Application
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If intending applicants are unable to access this website, please contact the HR Service Centre on 02 6338 4884.

Staff Benefits
CSU is committed to providing an employment environment that fosters teamwork, innovation, reflective practice, continual learning, knowledge sharing and opportunities for staff to achieve their full potential. CSU

is committed to providing a flexible working environment that encourages employees to live a balanced lifestyle, combining work and family responsibilities.

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Essential Information for Staff

  • All employees have an obligation to comply with all the University’s workplace health & safety policies, procedures and instructions and not place at risk the health and safety of any other person in the workplace;

  • All employees are required to be aware of and demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equal opportunity in the workplace;

  • All employees are to ensure the creation and maintenance of full and accurate records of official University business adheres to the University’s Records Management Policies;  and

  • All employees are expected to undertake an induction program on commencement.

Further information regarding the policy and procedures applicable to Occupational Health and Safety and Equal Opportunity can be found on the CSU website

Further information regarding the policies and procedures of CSU can be found in the CSU Policy Library at:

The following links are listed from CSU Policy Library on relevant specific policies:

  • Code of Conduct

  • Staff Generic Responsibilities Policy

  • Delegations and Authorisations Policy

  • Outside Professional Activities Policy

  • Intellectual Property Policy

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