Oral Health Therapist
Southern Health
4d ago

Oral Health Therapist - Community Oral Health Service


  • Experienced or New Graduates are welcome to apply
  • Fulltime, permanent (80hours / fortnight)
  • We have an amazing opportunity available for a Registered Dental Therapist / Oral Health Therapist to work as part of our Community Oral Health Service covering the wider Invercargill area.

    About the opportunity

    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.

    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 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. Therefore, you will also need to hold a full clean NZ Driver’s Licence.

    About Southern DHB

    Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.

    We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


    Now is also 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.

    Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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