Dental/Oral Health Therapist

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    7 days ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 14-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/PC1092932
  • Job Title: Dental/Oral Health Therapist
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent, full or part-time opportunities
  • NZ registered Dental/Oral Health Therapists and New Graduates
  • Work in community and school settings, with children and their families/whānau

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The Canterbury DHB’s Community Dental Service provides dental services to nearly 90,000 children aged 0-13 in Canterbury and South Canterbury and supports our colleagues on the West Coast. There are 110 front-line clinical staff who work with modern equipment in 22 mobile dental units and 13 dental clinics.

You will be working in community and school settings, with children and their families/whānau, you’ll have the opportunity to work with diverse patient groups and manage a wide variety of oral health problems. You will be a reflective practitioner who embraces innovation and advances in clinical practice and will enjoy working in a team alongside other skilled dental/oral health therapists and assistants.

We currently have permanent full or part-time opportunities located at either or Rangiora, Christchurch Central or Timaru clinics.

Please clearly identify in your cover letter how many hours you would like to apply for (minimum of 0.6FTE) and which locations.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing high quality oral health care within scope of practice appropriate to the physical, social and cultural needs of pre-school and school age clients
  • Attending meetings, in-service training and courses relevant to the needs of the Dental Service and individual Dental/Oral Health Therapist
  • Participating in team meetings and the service quality improvement process

Your skills will include the following:

  • Current Annual Practising Certificate in Dental/Oral Health Therapy and Dental Hygiene, inclusive of diagnostic radiography in Dental Therapy Practice
  • A degree in Dental therapy and Dental Hygiene
  • A full NZ driver’s licence, or be able to provide evidence that you are working towards this
  • Previous dental experience is advantageous

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on for additional information.