Dentistry Practitioner (Lecturer & Senior Lecturer)

Updated: 28 days ago
Job Type: PartTime

  • Part-time, Fixed Term Contract until end of 2025 with the possibility for extension

  • Professional Practitioner in Dentistry- Oral Health or Dental Hygiene or Dental Prosthesis

  • Academic level B or C + 17% superannuation 
     


  


 About the opportunity 


 The University of Sydney School of Dentistry (Sydney Dental School) is ranked amongst the top dental schools internationally and is one of the largest dental schools in Australia. It has campuses in the Sydney Dental Hospital (in inner-eastern Sydney) and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health at Westmead Hospital (in western Sydney), and outreach service-based teaching is undertaken across the state of NSW. 


 


The Practitioner in Dentistry Level B (Lecturer) will prepare students in clinical skills required to meet eligibility requirements for completion of a degree leading to professional registration. They will exercise professional judgement on routine clinical matters to teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those on clinical placement. They should have a very strong clinical experience combined with an educational or management focus and may require or seek collaborative consultation for supervision from senior staff when performing novel, complex or critical tasks. 


 


The Practitioner (Level B, Lecturer) roles in the Sydney Dental School are for dentists with less than 3 years of experience or Oral Health Therapists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Prosthetists, Dental Therapists with more than 3 years’ experience who have already developed skills and competencies. They will generally hold primary employment (including self-employment) outside the University in public or private health settings. 


 


The Practitioner in Dentistry Level C (Senior Lecturer) significantly contributes to clinical teaching and learning by applying their extensive clinical experience in developing and implementing contemporary, relevant and best-practice clinical skills teaching and assessment with a focus on coaching and developing students in the provision of best-practice patient care within a real or simulated clinical setting (including training in professional standards of the discipline) and related or incidental activities. They will teach and supervise mainly postgraduate students, but may also be involved in undergraduate teaching, including students on placement. They may be required to supervise/support Level 1 & 2 Practitioners and technical support staff as required. 


 


The Practitioner (Level C, Senior Lecturer) roles in the Sydney Dental School are for Dental Specialists or Oral Health Therapists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Prosthetists, Dental Therapists in leadership roles. They will generally hold primary employment (including self-employment) outside the University in public or private health settings. 


 


Your key responsibilities will be to: 


  


Level B: 


 


  • undertake teaching and training of students in clinical setting (which can include some but not solely teaching in a simulated clinical setting), applying clinical experience and expertise to inform best practice teaching

  • deliver professional standards training and education to students to prepare them to meet eligibility requirements for completion of a degree leading to professional registration

  • applies clinical knowledge and experience to inform high-quality patient care whilst also supervising the training of pre-registration students

  • engage in high-quality clinical teaching and learning experiences which meet the University’s expectations and standards for clinical education staff. This may involve delivering teaching to students whilst also delivering treatment to patient

  • provides advice, mentoring, and guidance relevant to the stage of training to students to prepare them for engaging in clinical practice

  • contributes to innovative clinical education practices to improve educational outcomes

  • applies expertise in clinical practice to provide training and support to other academic staff on effective, innovative and contemporary clinical practice

  • provide mentoring and guidance to students and Level 1 Professional Practitioners, role modelling effective patient interaction and care

  • supervise undergraduate or pre-registration students on observational or clinical placements, or students undertaking internships/work experience

  • contribute to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled

  • maintains an understanding of the University’s strategic agenda and actively contributes to furthering that agenda

  • appropriately represent the University in partner organisations, clinical settings, and the community, maintaining productive links between the university and clinical or industry partners

  • undertake other duties and contribute to projects appropriate within the classification level as required. 


 


Level C: 
 


  • demonstrate professional standards to students to prepare them to meet eligibility requirements for completion of a degree leading to professional registration or specialist registration

  • ay contribute to the development and evaluation of innovative practices in clinical teaching and learning, and assessment materials, with a view to improving educational outcomes

  • undertake independent teaching and training of advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students (including those on placement) within a simulated or real clinical setting, applying clinical experience and expertise to inform best practice teaching

  • engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences which meet the university’s expectations and standards for education

  • apply specialist or advanced clinical knowledge and expertise to inform high-quality patient care whilst also supervising the training of pre-registration and specialist students

  • supervise students as they deliver treatment to patients

  • engages constructively with student feedback and evaluations of teaching practice

  • applies best practice in clinical training, in line with contemporary clinical practice

  • provides appropriate advice and guidance relevant to the stage of training to students to prepare them for engaging in clinical practice

  • provides mentoring and guidance to students, Level 1 and 2 Professional Practitioners and technical support staff (where required), with a focus on role-modelling effective patient interaction and care

  • contributes to creating a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled

  • develops, nurtures and maintains productive links between the University, the profession and the University’s clinical and or industry partners

  • undertake other duties and contribute to projects appropriate within the classification level as required. 


 


About you 


 


Level B 
 


  • APHRA registered 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field 

  • qualified health professional or practitioner with more than 3 years clinical experience who have already developed skills and competencies

  • significant experience working in a clinical setting and proven ability to apply expertise and knowledge to inform clinical practice teaching

  • experience in clinical or simulated teaching and learning in a tertiary environment (or clinical placement), as evidenced by student coaching and skills development

  • demonstrated success in implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives with a clinical and patient care focus

  • a network of relationships with key academic, clinical and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders. 


 


Level C 


  • APHRA registered 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field 

  • demonstrated excellence in clinical activities relevant to educational design and practice 

  • demonstrated understanding of contemporary clinical best-practice 

  • a dental specialist or highly qualified health professional or practitioner with an extensive clinical experience who have developed specialist or advanced skills and competencies 

  • have deep and broad experience in effective clinical teaching and learning, as evidenced by high-quality student outcomes 

  • demonstrated excellence in clinical activities relevant to educational design and practice 

  • demonstrated applied understanding of contemporary clinical best-practice 

  • significant experience in supervising and or mentoring students 

  • extensive knowledge and understanding of contemporary teaching practices and assessment in clinical and/or simulation settings. 


 


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Pre-employment checks 


 Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment. 


 


  EEO statement  


 At the University of Sydney, our shared values include, diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a university community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.  


 How to apply 


 Applications (including a cover letter specifying which level position that you are applying, CV, your APHRA registration number and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. 


Please note that we may begin the shortlisting and interviewing while the position is still open.  


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 For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Jenny Seo [email protected] 


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Applications Close

Thursday 27 June 2024 11:59 PM

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