Dental Officer (Correctional Health) SVHN

Position Title: Dental Officer (Correctional Health) Employment Type: Maximum Term Part Time up to 6 years Hours per week: 24 Hours per week (6 hours x 4 days) Department Name: Correctional Health Location: Parklea Corrections Complex, Parklea
St Vincent’s is contracted by leading service providers MTC Broadspectrum to deliver health services to Parklea Correctional Centre – a major Sydney prison with capacity for 1,816 male inmates.
The provision of healthcare is a vital part of an inmate’s life. We’ve established St Vincent’s Correctional Health Services because of the unique difference corrective health professionals can make.
In 1838, when the Sisters of Charity who founded St Vincent’s arrived in Sydney from Ireland, they immediately went to the Parramatta Female Factory, where they made an important difference to the lives of hundreds of women convicts there. Similarly today, St Vincent’s Correctional Health aims to make a major difference by providing multidisciplinary healthcare to inmates at Parklea Correctional Complex.
St Vincent’s has an excellent track record in running health services and we are currently offering exciting opportunities to work within our Correctional Health team. With a major focus on professional development, we offer an array of employee benefits as well as the opportunity to develop a diverse array of skills to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.
What we are looking for: St Vincent’s Correctional Health Sydney is seeking highly experienced and motivated Dental Officer (Correctional Health) with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our progressive and supportive team.
Roles and responsibilities: As a Dental Officer (Correctional Health) you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on an individual and the community. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • To provide professional dental care in the field of dentistry including related clinical procedures;
  • Referral and liaison with key treatment providers (including GPs) and active participation in a multidisciplinary setting;
  • Participation in teaching and research duties;
  • Promotion of good patient care and the good reputation of the department.
  • Provide clinical leadership and support to the Correctional Health service clinicians in the management of custodial patients oral health needs;
  • Maximise patient participation in decision making and choices in the care planning process.
This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website

What we offer:
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Additional payments in the form of a environmental and productivity allowance
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Opportunity to network with fellow colleagues across St Vincent’s Health Australia
  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Passport
Applicant will be required to obtain a Corrective Service Clearance NSW to be able to take up this role.
The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.
About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney: St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.
St Vincent's Health Network Sydney has an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) approved salary packaging scheme in place to increase the take home pay of staff. For information about the scheme go to
Application Instructions: St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.
Apply via the St Vincent's Employment Opportunities Portal
When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below.
Selection Criteria
  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Akenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.
  • Registered or eligible for registration with AHPRA and possess Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as a dental officer.
  • Experience in general restorative dentistry and in minor oral surgery.
  • Effective written verbal and computer skills and demonstrated ability to work autonomously and in a team.
  • Detailed knowledge of infection control procedures.
  • Demonstrated capability in patient assessment, clinical skills and adult oral health education and knowledge of quality improvement principles.
***Please note that the job posting will come down from career sites at 11:59pm the day before the job posting end date***

Contact Details: Katya Issa, Operations Manager, St Vincent’s Correctional Health on Email: or Phone. 9676 9131