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Position Title: Experienced Oral Health Therapist - Community Oral Health Service (Dunedin)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed term Part time (24hours/week)
Date Posted: 15/07/2020
Application Closing Date: 02/08/2020 11PM
Job #: 063438
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Experienced Oral Health Therapist

Community Oral Health Service, Dunedin

  • 0.6FTE – fixed term to 22.12.20


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.

In this fixed term role you will be part of a wider team who is committed to delivering quality health services. You will work alongside a Dental Assistant.


About You

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

To be considered for this 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 hold a full clean NZ Driver’s Licence.


Why Southern?

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: 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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