The Australian Dental Council is seeking applications from Dentists and Community members for the Assessment Committee - The Australian Dental Council

The Australian Dental Council is seeking applications from Dentists and Community members for the Assessment Committee

The Australian Dental Council is seeking applications from Dentists and Community members for the Assessment Committee
4 December 2023 [email protected]

Overview

About the Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee is a standing Committee of the ADC that makes recommendations and advises the ADC Board on matters relating to its assessment and examination processes.  The Committee:

  • develops and implements valid, reliable and defensible assessment/examination processes to determine the knowledge level and competency of those dental practitioners who are international graduates and others, as required
  • monitors the performance of examinations monitors, reviews and evaluates examination procedures and outcomes for quality improvement purposes.

The Assessment Committee meets twice per year either virtually or face to face. Committee members are paid an allowance in the form of a sitting fee for each meeting attended.

For more information on the Assessment Committee, a copy of the Committee Charter can be found here.

About the vacancies

We have two upcoming vacancies:

  1. Community member

We are looking to appoint a suitably experienced community member. This position will become vacant in May 2024.

You will have a commitment to maintaining and improving the standard of dental assessment processes and a willingness to apply your experience as a healthcare consumer when discharging your responsibilities on the Committee.

  1. Dentist

We are looking to appoint a suitably experienced dentist. This position will become vacant in June 2024.

You will have a commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of dental assessment processes and a willingness to apply you experience and knowledge as a dentist when discharging your responsibilities on the Assessment Committee.

Selection criteria

Community member selection criteria

A community representative must not at any time have been registered as a dentist or oral health practitioner or have a direct professional involvement with the clinical practice of dentistry/oral health.

All applicants are required to provide a written response which outlines any skills and experience in the below areas:

  • Experience contributing to collective decision making and an appreciation of the need for quality and consistency.
  • Appreciation of the role of the Assessment Committee from the community’s perspective.
  • Understanding of the health sector broadly and how professional assessment relates to it.
  • Assessment knowledge in a heath care profession with high level decision making.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate impartiality, open-mindedness, sound judgment, and fairness.
  • Ability to critically evaluate a wide range of information to make informed and reasoned decisions.
  • Previous board, tribunal, panel hearings, committees and/or senior management experience.
  • Tertiary qualifications or involvement with the tertiary education sector would be an advantage.

However, experience or skills in the above areas is not mandatory, and applicants should not be discouraged from applying if they do not have experience in all areas.

Dentist selection criteria

All applicants are required to provide a written response which outlines any skills and experience in the below areas:

  • Hold current registration with the Dental Board of Australia (DBA).
  • Significant experience as a dentist in general dental practice with a passion for assessment
  • Person of professional good standing and without prior disciplinary restrictions on practice.
  • Previous experience and proven engagement and active involvement in committee work.
  • Ability to present the professions’ expectations and views on assessment and contemporary dental practitioner practice.
  • Experience contributing to collective decision making and an appreciation of the need for quality and consistency.
  • Capacity to demonstrate impartiality, open-mindedness, sound judgment, and fairness.
  • Ability to consider a wide range of information to make informed and reasoned decisions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders.
  • Previous board, tribunal, panel hearings, committees and/or senior management experience.

Application Process

To apply, find out more about the vacancies, or to express your interest in being considered for a Committee member position with the ADC, please contact Laura Malone, Director, People and Culture at [email protected]

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter (max 2 pages) that identifies the skills, background and experience you will bring to the ADC as a committee member and demonstrates your alignment to the ADC’s values
  2. Full Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two professional references with contact details
  4. All applicants must complete the applicable Skills Matrix by copying the below URL and pasting into a browser.

Assessment Committee skills matrix:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/assessment_Committee

Applications close 5pm, 15 January 2024.

Suitable applicants will be invited to attend a virtual interview. Interviews shall be held over 24th and 25th of January 2024.

 

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people of all ages, abilities, religious and linguistic backgrounds and identities, genders, sexes and sexual orientations.

The ADC will provide reasonable adjustments for qualified individuals with disabilities.