Dental Assistant - Eastern Bay of Plenty Team
Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Whakatane, NZ
4d ago

Dental Assistant, Eastern Bay of Plenty Team

Mō Tātou About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more.

Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.

The BOPDHB is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We have a permanent full-time position available for a Dental Assistant to join our Eastern Bay team. The Dental Assistant supports the Dental / Oral Health Therapist in providing high quality dental services for children in the Bay of Plenty.

The role includes meet and greet, chairside assistance, infection prevention and control, administration duties with personal and professional development opportunities.

You will be fully supported initially through an orientation programme as you begin in the role.

He Korero mōu - About You

The ideal candidate will :

  • have previous experience working in a dental environment
  • demonstrate an understanding and commitment to culturally safe practices
  • participate and comply with health and safety in the workplace
  • hold a minimum of a restricted Drivers Licence
  • comply with BOPDHB Shared Expectations and Manaakitanga CARE values
  • Ko o tatou painga Our Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • SWEAT, our onsite gym at Whakatāne Hospital
  • Discounts (with local businesses)
  • Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi Our Values

    At the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.

    Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say.

    Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

    Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

    You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click APPLY NOW

    For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal.

    The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.

    It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

    Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Bay of Plenty DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker.

    Evidence of your vaccination status will be required at offer stage. If you do not meet this criteria, we are unable to progress your application.

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