Dental/Oral Health Therapist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty, Bay of Plenty
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Full or part-time hours available
- Registered Dental/Oral Therapist with current APC
- Provide dental therapy to our tamariki (children)
He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
We are recruiting for two permanent full-time positions for a Dental Council New Zealand registered Dental/Oral Health Therapist to join our team from January 2024 here in the sunny Western Bay of Plenty. Both positions are 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week) Monday – Friday, and we will consider part-time options please state in your cover letter how many hours per week you wish to be considered for.
We are seeking experienced (minimum 12 months post graduate experience) Dental/Oral Health Therapists; however, we will consider new graduate Oral Health Therapists or suitably qualified overseas candidates with Dental NZ registration for both vacancies.
Our patient group in the Western Bay of Plenty is 0 – 13 years of age. You will work as a member of a team on Mobile Units or fixed site clinics. The service offers ongoing professional development for team members and additional external learning opportunities by application.
The Annual Practicing Certificate fee will be reimbursed, and a professional association membership fee is paid manually.
He Korero mōu - About You
Upon start, the candidates will:
- Have a current registration with Dental Council New Zealand and a current 2023/2024 Annual Practicing Certificate.
- Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to culturally safe practices.
- Hold a minimum of a Restricted Drivers Licence
Mō Tātou – About Us
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers with over 4000 staff.
Ko ō tatou painga – Our Benefits
- In-House career development
- Flexible working practices (e.g., we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
- Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
- Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
- Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership and wellbeing support
- Free onsite staff parking
- Free flu vaccination
- Discounts (with local businesses)
Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai - Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
Our name, Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system.
At Te Whatu Ora we acknowledge and respect our people's diversity and spiritual needs, ensuring a safe workplace that is a whānau orientated and supportive environment. We are working towards a system that better meets the complex demands of a growing population, addresses the persistent inequalities experienced by Māori and ensures greater access, experience and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Māori, Pacific and Disabled People.
Tō tūranga i roto i Te Whatu Ora - Your place in Te Whatu Ora
When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a life-time change, that will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations. We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of our life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter.
We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW”. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal.
Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.
Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty|
|Location:||Bay of Plenty|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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