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Dental Therapist/ Oral Health Therapists

Southern District Health Board
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Otago - Dunedin
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Oral Health Service

Otago District

  • Full-time, part-time and fixed-term positions

We have an opportunity available for Registered Oral Health Therapists to work as part of our Community Oral Health Service In Dunedin and Wanaka.

We are flexible about full-time or part-time hours of work. Please state in your covering letter your preference for days and hours.

You'll be responsible for maintaining the Oral Health of children in our clinics, educating children and their families on Oral Health and the prevention of Oral Health disease. You will recognise, diagnose and treat oral abnormalities and disease and where appropriate refer children for further treatment.

You will work alongside a Dental Assistant as part of a wider team who is committed to delivering quality health services.

You should have a natural empathy for children and have excellent communication skills.

To be considered for either of these positions, you must be registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand as a Dental Therapist/Oral Health Therapist and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate. Experience is preferred.

You will need to have the flexibility to be able to cover rostered evening shifts. You will also need to be able to work in other clinics throughout the District; on occasion this may see you staying away overnight.

You will also need to hold a full clean NZ driver's licence.

Closing date: Sunday,12 May 2019.

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor - Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate and Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability (Southland), Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

To apply: We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

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