Dental or Oral Health Therapist at Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Huntly/North Waikato and surrounding area
The details: Part time, Permanent 40 hours per fortnight
Do you want a career opportunity that effects positive change in the oral health of children, while advancing your clinical skills?
Caring for the oral health of children is incredibly important for their long term health and wellbeing and is a deeply rewarding experience to those providing care. Waikato DHB’s Community Oral Health team strives to be a leader in preventive care and eliminate health inequalities in our community. We empower whānau and include them as part of our team approach to care.
About the role:
We are searching for a registered Dental Therapist / Oral Health Therapist to join our rural oral health team working in a mobile dental clinic in the Huntly, North Waikato and surrounding area.
Working in rural locations provides opportunities for developing autonomy and responsibility. It’s also an opportunity to follow up on your own patient care. Our region offers a diverse population and patient mix. You are also supported by our main office – you aren’t just a number!
You will need to be flexible, organised, self-motivated and demonstrate that you can work effectively with whanau to improve oral health. You will be a team player who understands the importance of partnering with dental assistants and who values support, friendship, and development. You will have an appreciation of the Waikato DHB values and culture that form our successful oral health team.
Our aim is to be pro-active instead of reactive while responding to the needs of our population and we encourage creativity and innovation across our clinical practices. We are supported by a dedicated call centre which allows for less administrative work for therapists. Four-handed dentistry is standard practice for us.
Some highlights of our clinical environment include:
• Access to secondary care services for children
• An opg x ray machine for oral health therapist use in hamilton
• Modern ergonomic equipment including mobiles and multi chair facilities
• Opportunities to participate in innovative oral health promotion and prevention programmes
Our staff are fully trained, mentored, and are encouraged to attain continued professional development (as we are verified by the Dental Council to provide CPD). We also advocate for the sharing of cultural experiences, including speaking Te Reo Māori to whānau when appropriate.
If you have a current annual practising certificate, broad/dual scopes of practice, and a full driver’s licence, we’d encourage you to apply.
The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
Please apply directly online.
Applications are not able to be accepted via email. To discuss this role, please contact Elysia Koretz in the Recruitment Team on +64 07 839 8687 or email Elysia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application closing date: 1 August 2022
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• Stronger together – Kotahitanga
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton)|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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