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Position Title: New Graduate Oral Health Therapists
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): Various
Date Posted: 14/09/2020
Application Closing Date: 04/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 060118
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New Graduate Oral Health Therapists
Oral Health Service
Southern Region

  • Your new career begins here…..Oamaru, Dunedin, or Invercargill!
  • Fulltime, part-time, permanent, fixed-term positions!

About the opportunity
We have a variety of opportunities available for Registered Dental Therapists / Oral Health Therapists to work as part of our Community Oral Health Service covering the wider Southern DHB District.  

These positions are based across the Southern District and we have a number of different opportunities, both full time, part time, permanent and fixed term. 

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.

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 excellent communication skills.

To be considered for any of these roles you must be able to 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. 

Please specify in your covering letter what hours of work, and which locations you would like your application to be considered for.  

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, affordable housing 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.

Closing Date: Sunday, 4 October 2020
Please note
we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you’re interested, don’t delay applying! 

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. 

How to Apply  
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