Parental leave -dental assistant
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, Waikato
5d ago

Job Description

  • Parental leave -dental assistant (HAM01005)Parental leave -dental assistant : HAM01005
  • Where you’ll be working : Oral Health Service

    The details : Fixed Term covering parental leave, 40 hours per week

    We are seeking a Dental Assistant to join the Oral Health Service- in the Thames / Coromandel region. This position is fixed term for up to 6 months - covering parental leave.

    The position involves working and on assessment units, fluoride vans and in a fixed facility in Thames and the surrounding areas.

    You will provide assistance with dental care to pre-school and school age children. You need to be competent in using word and excel on computers / laptops.

    Training and orientation is provided on site and through modules. Infrequent training in Hamilton is also provided

    Dental assistants support and assist oral health and dental therapists in all aspects of care and clinic administration.

    For this role you must have :

  • A full current driver’s licence.
  • The ability to prioritise effectively
  • Good communication and leadership competency
  • Computer skills
  • Cultural and community awareness
  • Conscientious and reliable
  • Meet the DHB health and safety vaccination criteria
  • Pass police vetting criteria
  • The position would ideally suit someone who has had dental assistant experience or has a work history in office administration, working with children, customer service, Maori health service or health care.

    COVID-19 :

    The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy.

    The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

    Why us :

    Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres.

    Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction.

    Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

    We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.

    To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

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