Supervising Dentist

Location: DALBY, QLD

Supervising Dentist/Team Leader

Our client, who has a long and proud history as well as tradition in offering dental education and research to their students is seeking an experienced dentist who has the skills, knowledge and experience to offer supervision and leadership to their cohort of 4th year dental students who are undertaking their practical clinical placement at the Dalby clinic situated in Rural South East Queensland.

The clinic in Dalby has 5 dental chairs and offers ongoing dental treatment to the public and the local community. Your duties and responsibilities would include and are not limited to supervising the students while they are treating patients and offer clinical advice and mentorship during the clinic hours.  This role will contribute to the clinical education of the undergraduate students within the School of Dentistry.

The role also has a Team Leader function and will see you oversee the direction and guidance of the clinic support staff.  To be considered for this role, you must hold full registration with AHPRA as a general dentist and hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.  Please see below for more details about the criteria for the role and the attributes our client is seeking.

The clinic operates in partnership with Goondir Health Services and the clinic hours are Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4.30pm. Our client will provide motel accommodation for the time which you are undertaking this role.

The dates for this role are from 24 September to 27 September, 8 October to 11 October and 22 October to 25 October 2018.

Clinical Practice

  • Provide oversight, direction and guidance for clinic staff.
  • Provide a consultative and advanced level of dental care for patients of the School of Dentistry.
  • Provide effective assessment of patients and referral to appropriate student clinics for new patients as well as effective management of emergency patients.
  • Provide effective supervision, guidance and management of students through supervision and oversight of clinical work.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge across the specific clinical team and operations this position is responsible for.
  • Contribute to guidelines and processes to enhance efficiency and quality of students’ practical experience and patient’s treatment experience.
  • Work with the Placement Coordinator to ensure clinical practice of students and staff is consistent with course requirements and School Policies.
  • Work with the Course Coordinators on the strategy for clinical teaching within the clinical team’s area of practice.
  • Follow defined service quality standards, workplace health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
  • Implement and monitor the organisation’s quality standards, workplace health and safety policies, procedures and programs and provide clinical governance in the relevant work area.
  • Ensure all risks and incidents are reviewed and assist with the implementation of appropriate solutions in conjunction with the workplace health and safety officer. Ensure the clinical activities comply with relevant legislation, University and School policies and procedures.
  • Perform a range of administrative functions in relation to student feedback for clinical work in consultation with the Placement Coordinator.
  • Undertake other tasks in support of clinical operations and development in non-clinical periods.


  • A degree in Dentistry with extensive experience.
  • Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA) as a general dentist.
  • Demonstrated high level of clinical competence in the provision of general dental services and complex oral health problems.
  • Two years recent general dental practice experience, or in the case of a specialist, two years recent specialist practice.
  • Experience or ability to work collaboratively within an education or training environment.
  • High level interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with colleagues.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and work independently within a given policy framework, applying innovative solutions within legislative boundaries.
  • Exemplary standards of personal integrity and the ability to exercise tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive matters when dealing with students and patients.
  • Excellent organisational, time and workload management skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, work under pressure and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines and required outcomes.
  • Ability to work as part of a professional team contributing to the collegiate goals and organisation of the School.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing the functions of a dental service support team, including performance management and conflict resolution to ensure a culture of high performance, customer service, teamwork and innovation.

For more information about this role and apply, please forward an updated resume detailing your clinical experience along with  your current AHPRA registration and Professional Indemnity Insurance details to Dental Connect Recruitment via email or call Marita Skipworth on 0439 024 878 for a confidential discussion about the role.