Dental Officer

Job Summary

Department: Ministry of Health

Salary: $220000- $220000

Grade: R0 - R0

Allowances: N/A

Deadline Date: Thursday January 9, 2020

Days Left: 33

About the Job

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Dental Officer in the Ministry of Health and Social Services.


Job Purpose


To provide clinical dental services on island


Main Responsibilities include:

·       Assesses patients and determines the most appropriate oral treatment to administer;

·       Advises the Dental Nurses and Dental Assistants on more complex cases;

·       Exercises judgment while performing minor surgery and other treatment to patients;

·       Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and chooses the most appropriate;

·       Diagnosing periodontal disease, determining and performing treatment on clients;

·       Practicing highly intricate clinical procedures e.g. Root Canal therapy.

·       Prioritizing and targeting user groups in public education campaigns to improve oral health;

·       Determines and recommends policy to support the equitable and quality delivery of dental services;

·       Appraises and determines training needs by the dental team and provides that training where applicable.



Person Specification/Key Skills Requirements (Qualifications, Experience and Interpersonal):

The Applicant should possess the following:

·       Minimum of BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) or its equivalent that meets the requirement for registration to practice Dental Surgery in Montserrat

·       Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures

·       Proven working experience with at least five (5) years as a Dental surgeon

·       Excellent technical, analytical, verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills

·       Knowledge of and ability to provide the following services:

o   Diagnostics, charting and treatment planning

o   Permanent multi-surface restoration comprising silver amalgam alloy or composite plastic or glass ionomer cements or acrylic material

o   Temporary restorations and treatment dressings comprised of zinc oxide or other cement

o   Extractions – permanent and deciduous teeth

o   Periodontal therapy

o   Provision of drug treatment and issuing of prescription as required

o   Root canal therapy

o   Other palliative and emergency treatment/management

o   Performance and interpretation of Dental radiographs of teeth

o   Prophylaxis or scaling and polishing of teeth.


Terms of Appointment

·       Appointment will be on a contractual basis for a period of two years.

·       Eligible to receive a gratuity of 12.5% of the basic salary upon successful completion of the contract


Remuneration Package

Total remuneration package including allowances for the above captioned post is $220,000.00 ECD (taxable)



Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at (Click on ‘Forms’). Application forms can also be obtained from the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to or by telephone at 1 (664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at 1 (664) 491-6234.

Applicants must provide all of the following information:


ü  A completed Application Form with a covering letter

ü  A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and copies of relevant academic qualifications. 

ü  Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies

ü  A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well qualified for the position

ü  Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees


Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.



Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a selection process that involves attending one or more interviews and/or assessment centres.  These interviews are designed to assess the skills, competencies and attitudes of the applicant and may be conducted via SKYPE or in person.  The Interviews and/or Assessment Centres allow the Selection Panel to draw on more evidence about the applicants than can be derived from the written application.


The deadline for the receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 09, 2020


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