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Dental Hygienist/Therapist

NZ Defence Force
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Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Dental Hygienist / Therapist
Have you considered providing comprehensive, preventative based general dental hygienist services in a unique environment?

A full-time fixed term position (up to ten months to cover a parental leave) has become available for an experienced Dental Hygienist to work for Defence Dental Services at the Linton Military Camp and from time to time work at satellite clinics within the region.

The Dental Hygienist is responsible for the provision of oral health education and the prevention of oral disease to promote healthy oral behaviours. The Dental Hygienist's primary task is in the prevention and non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease and provides guidance in relation to patients' personal care to maintain sound oral tissues as an integral part of their general health. The Dental Hygienist is responsible and accountable for their own clinical practice but practices in a team situation with clinical guidance provided by a practicing dentist or dental specialist.

The Dental Hygienist may provide supervision to subordinate staff as appropriate, including the provision of training and guidance to the Dental Assistant in regards to oral health disease prevention.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to be a registered Dental Hygienist with the Dental Council of New Zealand; and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate.

Your ability to successfully interact with a wide range of people and effective communication skills will be essential, along with your time management skills. Your proven ability to work within a multidisciplinary team will be vital, along with your commitment to continuous personal and professional development. Your success will be supported further by your working knowledge of Dental patient computer systems, along with relevant health and safety experience.

Please quote NZDF-1706025 in all correspondence.

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Dr Jason Silk on (06) 3519584 on quoting NZDF-1706025.

Applications close at 4:30pm on August 4 2017.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • a NZ citizen who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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