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Dental Specialist (Orthodontist)

Multiple locations across Children's Oral Health Service

The Children’s Oral Health Service operates as a component of the Metro North Community and Oral Health Service. As part of the Metro North Community and Oral Health Service (MNOHS), the Children’s Oral Health Service (COHS) provides the following services to eligible patients: Specialist orthodontic treatment for children/adolescents up to 17 years of age from Queensland metropolitan and country areas, comprehensive dental and orthodontic treatment for children and adults with cleft lip/palate conditions and craniofacial deformities, Emergency and supportive dental treatment for inpatients and casualty patients at the Queensland Children’s Hospital; comprehensive dental treatment under general anaesthesia at the Queensland Children’s Hospital for children under the age of 15 years; Dental advisory support to Maternal and Child Welfare Centres; Comprehensive general practitioner treatment to eligible outpatients of all groups who attend the Children’s Oral Health Service. The Children’s Oral Health Service provides teaching support to the University of Queensland University School of Dentistry and other designated institutions, through supervision of components of the graduate programs in orthodontics and paediatric dentistry. The service operates across two sites – one at Queensland Children’s Hospital and one inside the UQ Dental School (the Oral Health Centre). Staff also attend a clinic at a cranio-facial clinic at the Mater Hospital. It is the purpose of this role to: Diagnose and treatment planning of complex malocclusions including cleft lip/palate patients and craniofacial anomaly patients utilizing the highest level of orthodontic knowledge and application. Provide comprehensive specialist orthodontic management and treatment to cleft lip/palate, craniofacial anomaly patients, and eligible patients of the Children’s Oral Health Service at a high level of orthodontic care. Ensure that multi-disciplinary specialist team management is provided to orthognathic surgery patients, cleft lip/palate patients, and craniofacial anomaly patients for a high level of patient care and treatment outcome. Provide orthodontic treatment to eligible patients from the MNOHS orthodontic waiting list, as determined by the Director of COHS.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Part-time
Occupational group Dentistry
Classification DS2
Workplace Location Brisbane - North
Job ad reference QLD/COH391749
Closing date 31-Jan-2022
Job duration Please refer to role description
Contact person Dr Bruce Newman
Contact details (07) 3068 2280
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It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19 (Health Employment Directive No. 12/21and Queensland Health Human Resources Policy B70)

Metro North Health is the biggest and most diverse Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, delivering excellent care underpinned by our values of respect, integrity, high performance, teamwork and compassion.

Metro North Health provides the full range of public sector health services including rural, regional and tertiary teaching hospitals. Our service covers an area of 4157 square kilometres and extends from the Brisbane River to north of Kilcoy.

Metro North facilities include:

- Caboolture Hospital

- Woodford Correctional Centre

- Kilcoy Hospital

- Redcliffe Hospital

- The Prince Charles Hospital

- The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

- Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service

- Community and Oral Health

- Metro North Mental Health

Working within Metro North Health is an opportunity to contribute to providing outstanding health services to Queenslanders. We are committed to best practice and continuous quality improvement and encourages staff to take advantage of training and development opportunities.

Metro North Health promotes a healthy balance between your work and personal life, provides flexible work hours, paid parental leave and study leave options.

For further information please visit the Metro North Health website. This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro North Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

About the Role

  • Diagnose and develop treatment plans for complex malocclusions and the co-ordination of multi-disciplinary case management to ensure that treatment is of the highest standard.
  • Provide specialist orthodontic treatment to cleft lip/palate cases, craniofacial anomaly cases, and eligible standard orthodontic cases at a high level of care for severely complex patients.
  • Provide specialist orthodontic opinions and advice on cases referred to the Children's Oral Health Service.
  • Co-ordinate and participate in orthodontic diagnostic and treatment planning clinic at the Children's Oral Health Service.

Job ad reference number: COH391749 Close date: Monday, 31 January 2022

Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.

Why work for us?

We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Queensland Health employee you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.

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