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Position Title: Oral Health Therapist / Dental Therapist
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 11/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 28/02/2021 11PM
Job #: 060118
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Oral Health Therapist / Dental Therapist

  • Full time, permanent (40 hours per week)
  • Monday to Friday 

About the opportunity
We have an opportunity available for Registered Dental Therapist / Oral Health Therapist to work as part of our Community Oral Health Service covering the Invercargill and surrounding area.  

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 this role 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 licence. 

An experienced therapist is preferred however new graduates are welcome to apply. Don’t hesitate, come join our team today! 
About Southern DHB
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.

The Location 
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 and for what the region - and we - can offer you.

Closing Date: Sunday, 28 February 2021 
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 Theonette Ramsden, 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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