DENTAL LAB ASSISTANT
DENTAL LAB ASSISTANT
REF NO: SG 03/21/14
SALARY: R173 703 per annum (Level 05)
CENTRE: 2 Military Hospital, Dental Laboratory, Cape Town
REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12 with prior experience or exposure. Must be an RSA citizen currently staying in Cape Town area. Special requirements (skills needed): Applicable experience working in production section of a dental laboratory of at least one year. Knowledge of and experience with all dental laboratory equipment, instruments and materials utilised in a dental laboratory production section and plaster room. Knowledge of safety regulations and handling of hazardous materials. Ability to conceptualise and initiate new and innovative approaches to optimise the laboratory assistant service provided to dental technicians and laboratory manager. Planning, organising and problem solving in a dental laboratory production section. Proven ability to persevere despite high work load and difficult circumstances. Able to work together with other dental laboratory assistants and work for dental technicians.
DUTIES: The principal duty is to undertake dental laboratory preparation work. These duties include but are not limited to all plaster work in connection with artificial denture or dental appliances, flasking and deflasking of dental prosthesis or appliances using either plaster or stone, the separating of dental flasks and the boiling out of wax contents, the polishing only of plastic and metal dentures, the packing of acrylic dentures and the manufacturing of record blocks and special trays. The main product of this function is to relieve the dental technician from the tasks of preparatory work, to enable the technician to concentrate on the production and finishing of prosthetic appliances. Additional duties include infection control management in the lab, lab practice administration, lab reception work, capturing data on a computer or in a register and mentorship of junior dental laboratory assistants.
ENQUIRIES: Major N.E.D. Parring Tel No: (021) 799 6654
APPLICATIONS: Department of Defence, SAMHS, 2 Military Hospital Private Bag X4, Wynberg, 7824, or may be hand delivered to 2 Military Hospital, Hospital Road, Wynberg, Cape Town.
CLOSING DATE: 22 October 2021