Dental Assistant - Whitianga Area (casual)
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, New Zealand
5d ago

Where you’ll be working : Dental Assistant, Whitianga

The details : Permanent , Casual.

You may just be the person we are looking for

About the role :

We are seeking a Casual dental assistant to join the mobile dental staff in the Whitianga area and will be part of the Eastern dental Pod.

The position involves working on a mobile dental unit in the Whitianga area and surrounding schools (Te Rerenga, Tairua, Whenuakite etc).

Travel to Hamilton for trainings and service needs is sometimes required.

Responsibilities of the role :

  • Dental assistants support and assist dental therapists in all aspects of care and clinic administration.
  • Provide dental assistance with dental care to pre-school and school age children.
  • Perform routine activities to improve oral health for patients under the delegation and direction of a registered health professional.
  • Required skills & experience :

  • A full current driver’s licence.
  • The ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Good communication and leadership competency.
  • Computer skills.
  • Conscientious and reliable.
  • The position would ideally suit someone who has had dental assistant experience or has a work history in office administration, customer service or health care.
  • Why us :

    The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

    We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

    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.

    Your application :

    Please apply directly online, and to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

    For any queries about the role please contact Taylor Spence in the Recruitment Team through email; Taylor.Spence

    Application closing date : 30 November 2020


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