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Chief Dental Officer

NZ Defence Force
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Wellington - Wellington
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Job Description

The Chief Dental Officer is a highly influential senior New Zealand Defence Force health role that is responsible for developing, organising, synchronizing and integrating a coherent oral health strategy and supporting oral health plans and initiatives in order for the New Zealand Defence Force to generate a sustainable and healthy workforce in an environment of leadership excellence.
This is a unique opportunity for an oral health management professional.  You will need to build on our existing strengths while leading the development of oral health strategy that delivers an oral health aware workforce and along with a trusted oral health care system.  Close collaboration with your military colleagues will be crucial as they make sure that the oral health system meets all the demands for deployment to military missions.

To be successful in this role you need to have in-depth experience of public health and clinical practice management including quality management and performance mechanisms.  Your experience in leading change processes will be essential, maintaining the strengths of the current organisation while simultaneously identifying improvement opportunities and designing and implementing solutions.  Building and maintaining alliances with internal and external stakeholders is an essential success factor for this role. 

If you are looking to make a positive impact on oral health services in our unique environment then we would like to hear from you today!

The remuneration band for this position is $191,696 to $220,564, inclusive of a 4% employer superannuation contribution.

This is a two year fixed term agreement.

For further information on this opportunity, contact Mike Duncan on (021) 935 004, quoting NZDF-1707034.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Thursday 31 August 2017.

Please quote NZDF-1707034 in all correspondence.

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page.

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:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level

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

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