Dental Assistant/Administrator

  • Company:
    New Zealand Army
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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What you will do

In this role you will provide efficient, effective and customer focused administrative service to military personnel and dental staff.

As a valued member of the dental team you will provide general administration support which includes reception, taking calls, maintaining the dental appointment schedules, ordering stationary and dental supplies all while providing excellent customer service to the centres patients. Another aspect to this role is to provide backup chair-side assistance when needed.

You are a real people person and enjoy dealing with patients and the wider NZDF team. Always happy to go the extra mile to make sure anyone visiting the centre has a great experience.

This is a Monday to Friday role, standard business hours.

What we need 

We are seeking a person who has good administration skills combined with experience as a dental assistant. You will have excellent time management skills and be able to prioritise effectively. In terms of computer skills you have an intermediate level across the Microsoft Office Suite and great knowledge/use of dental patient computer software.

As an experience dental assistant you will bring experience as a chair side assistant including techniques and dentist support, experience in infection control and particularly cross infection control while maintaining knowledge of regulations and standards.

Suitable qualifications are an NZDA Dental Assistants Course, and or an NZDF Dental Assistants Course, qualified to level 2 NZ Resuscitation Council and a current Sterilisation Certificate.

Please note: If selected for interview you will be required to provide certified copies of your medical qualifications including your practicing/registration certificate and a statement of good standing.

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

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

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  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities.