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Casual Dental Assistants

Southern District Health Board
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Dental unit - Southland Hospital

We are looking for enthusiastic Dental Assistants to assist our Dental Unit as part of the Oral Health Service. You will assist in the provision of care for inpatient, outpatient and community based patients/clients of Southland Hospital.

About the role

This role encompasses a balance of clinical (chair-side assistance) and administrative support (for example preparing materials, equipment and making appointments) and a key focus of this role is ensuring a safe and clean environment is provided for patients, staff and visitors through appropriate sterilisation, maintenance and cleaning.

Our successful applicants will be:

  • very organised and able to manage time/resources
  • a good communicators, with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • confident in using technology (e.g. computers, databases)
  • willing to learn new systems - for which full training will be provided.

About you

Ideally you will have current experience and be working as a qualified Dental Assistant within a private practice or a hospital setting, but if not, we are willing to train someone who has the right attributes, and who is willing to work towards a qualification in Dental Assisting. The normal hours of work are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Please note a full current driver's licence is essential.

About the Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers-patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.

Closing date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

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