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Position Title: Dental Assistant
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 18/04/2019
Application Closing Date: 26/05/2019 11PM
Job #: 055917
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Dental Assistant
Community Oral Health Service-Southland

  • Fulltime permanent position

We are looking for an enthusiastic Dental Assistant to assist our Dental / Oral Health Therapists as part of the Oral Health Service. While located within the school or mobile dental units and working closely with therapists, there may be times where you’ll be asked to provide assistance to the Dental Unit working closely with Dentists and other Dental Assistants.  

This role encompasses a balance of clinical (chair-side assistance) and administrative support (for example preparing patient notes, materials and equipment) and a key focus of this role is ensuring a safe and clean environment is provided for patients, staff and visitors through appropriate sterilisation, maintenance and cleaning.

Our successful applicant will be:

  • Very organised and able to manage time/resources 
  • A good communicator, with well-developed interpersonal skills 
  • Confident in using technology (e.g. computers, databases)
  • Willing to learn new systems – for which full training will be provided

Ideally you will have current experience and be working as a qualified Dental Assistant within a private practice or a hospital setting, however we are willing to train someone who has the right attributes, and who is willing to work towards a qualification in Dental Assisting. You will be required to work rostered shifts between 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

Please note a full current driver licence is essential. 

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 May 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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