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Dental Assistant 12mth Fixed Term

NZ Defence Force
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Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Job Description

Dental Assistant – Linton Military Camp – 12 month Fixed Term

  •  Twelve month Fixed Term.
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Join a supportive team of like-minded professionals

What you will do
The Dental Assistant is to provide efficient, effective and customer focused administrative service to personnel and clinical staff.
What we need
We are looking for a dental assistant who can bring a few years of good practical experience into this role. You will be providing effective, efficient and accurate chair-side assistance, clinician and administrative support.
This role is in a military environment and involves being able to think on your feet and work as part of a team.  A positive and enthusiastic attitude is required. It's important that you are flexible, adaptable, proactive and show initiative in the role.
Ideally you will have completed the NZDA Dental Assistants course, be qualified to level 4 NZ Resuscitation Council, and have a current sterilisation certificate. Good computer skills are needed and if you have experience with ‘Exact' or ‘Titanium' dental software that would be an advantage.
Please note: If selected for interview you will be required to provide certified copies of your qualifications.
Who we are
Defence Dental Services provide clinical services which are an essential part of holistic health services in the NZDF. In particular, proactive preventive based oral health services with an emphasis on restoring tooth form and function, managing conditions that affect the supporting tissues of the teeth and preventing future oral health problems. The provision of services of this nature ensures that personnel present a low oral health risk in both operational and non-operational settings.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the
defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
Why Us
This is a great role where you will work in a unique clinical environment offering you the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skill base.
Total remuneration for this role is $44,790 to $55,328 inclusive of the 4% employer superannuation contribution.  We offer five weeks annual leave coupled with great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! Click on the link to check them out.
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online', please use the links on this page.

For further information about this role, contact Dr Jason Silk on 027 512 6916, quoting NZDF1804008. 

Applications close at 8pm on Monday April 23 2018.

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

  • most preferably 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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