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Position Title: Oral Health Therapist (Oamaru)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 14/07/2020
Application Closing Date: 02/08/2020 11PM
Job #: 063437
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Oral Health Therapist, Oamaru
Community Oral Health, Southern DHB

  • Fulltime, permanent position

About us
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 opportunity
This fulltime position is based in beautiful Oamaru, largest town in the Waitaki District; home of the little blue penguins, limestone architecture, incredible restaurants and artisan shopping close by. 

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

Working within our Community Oral Health Service, you will be based in Oamaru, but will also cover the wider Southern DHB District.

About you
You should have a natural empathy for children and have excellent communication skills. You must be registered with the Dental council of New Zealand as a dental therapist and hold a current annual practising certificate. It is essential that you have a full clean NZ Driver Licence.

Why Us?
Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Sunday, 2 August 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. 

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