Oral Health Therapist
Southern Health
Otago
2d ago

Oral Health Therapist / Dental Therapist

  • Oral Health Clinics Lakes & Central Otago
  • Full time, permanent (40 hours per week)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Live and work in one of the most enviable parts of the country!

    We have an opportunity available for Registered Dental Therapist / Oral Health Therapist to work as part of our Community Oral Health Service covering the Central Otago region.

    You will have the opportunity to work across all of our Central Otago Oral Health Clinics located in Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra.

    About Us

    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.

    About you / the opportunity

    You’ll recognise, diagnose and treat oral abnormalities and disease and where appropriate refer children for further treatment.

    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’ll work alongside a Dental Assistant as part of a wider team who is committed to delivering quality health services.

    To be considered for this role you must be registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand as a Dental Therapist and hold a current annual practising certificate.

    You should have a natural empathy to children and have excellent communication skills.

  • 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.

    Why Southern?

    Queenstown, renowned for adventure sports, is also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns.

    Known for its outdoorsy lifestyle and adventure pursuits Queenstown is vibrant, buzzing with nightlife, restaurants and cafes, a place where you can get away from the drawbacks of city living without losing that lifestyle completely.

    You’ll find hiking and cycling trails; be assured, there’s plenty to keep you busy, whatever you’re interested in.

    The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your family.

    Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site , found here : Pulse >

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