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Experienced Dental / Oral Health Therapists

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

Community Oral Health Service

Invercargill / Oamaru / Dunedin

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

About the team

We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going personal and professional development. You will be part of a high functioning team committed to the best outcomes for our patients.

About the role - what's in it for me?

Due to internal movement we have a vacancy based in Oamaru, Dunedin and Invercargill.

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.

About you

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

To be considered for either of these roles 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.

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.

Living in the Southern region offers you some of the best beaches, mountains and the best wine. Check out for what the region, and we, can offer you and your family.

Closing date: Sunday, 8 September 2019.

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