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Position Title: Oral Health Therapist
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE / 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 22/11/2019
Application Closing Date: 04/12/2019 11PM
Job #: 060118
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Oral Health Therapist
Community Oral Health Service 

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

About the Team
We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going personal and professional development. You will be part of a high functioning team committed to the best outcomes for our patients.

About the Role – what’s in it for me? 
You’ll be responsible for maintaining the Oral Health of children in our clinics, educating children and their families on Oral Health and the prevention of Oral Health disease. You will recognise, diagnose and treat oral abnormalities and disease and where appropriate refer children for further treatment. New Graduates will be considered for this position.

You will work alongside a Dental Assistant as part of a wider team who is committed to delivering quality health services.

About You
You should have a natural empathy for children and have a friendly nature with excellent communication skills.

To be considered for this fulltime permanent role you must be registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand as a Dental Therapist / Oral Health Therapist and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate. 

You will need to have the flexibility to be able to cover rostered evening shifts. You will also need to be able to work in other clinics throughout the District; on occasion this may see you staying away overnight.

You will also need to hold a full clean NZ Driver’s Licence. 

Living in the Southern region offers you some of the best beaches, mountains and the best wine. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your family.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019

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

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