Dental Assistant – Southland Hospital

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    15 hours ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Southland
  • Date Advertised: 13-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/CA1086
  • Job Title: Dental Assistant – Southland Hospital
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Southland Hospital

  • Full-time, fixed-term (1.0 FTE – 40 hours per week)
  • Fixed-term to 7 December 2020

About the opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic Dental Assistant to assist our Dental Unit as part of the Oral Health Service. You will assist in the provision of care for inpatient, outpatient and community based patients/clients of Southland Hospital.

This role encompasses a balance of clinical (chair-side assistance) and administrative support (for example preparing patient notes, materials and equipment) and a key focus of this role is ensuring a safe and clean environment is provided for patients, staff and visitors through appropriate sterilisation, maintenance and cleaning.

About you

Our successful applicant will be:

  • very organised and able to manage time/resources
  • a good communicator, with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • confident in using technology (eg computers, databases)
  • willing to learn new systems – for which full training will be provided.

Ideally you will have current experience and be working as a qualified Dental Assistant within a private practice or a hospital setting, however we are willing to train someone who has the right attributes, and who is willing to work towards a qualification in Dental Assisting. You will be required to work rostered shifts between 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

Please note a full current driver’s licence is essential.

Closing date: Thursday, 26 March 2020.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or email:

Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’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.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.