Fairfield Oral Health Therapist
Where you’ll be working: Hamilton City Central – Oral Health
The details: Permanent, 80 hours per fortnight (1 FTE)
Do you want a career opportunity that effects positive change in the oral health of children, while advancing your clinical skills?
About the service:
Caring for the oral health of children is incredibly important for their long term health and wellbeing and is a deeply rewarding experience to those providing care. Waikato DHB’s Community Oral Health team strives to be a leader in preventive care and eliminate health inequalities in our community. We empower whānau and include them as part of our team approach to care.
About the role:
We are searching for a registered Dental Therapist / Oral Health Therapist to join our oral health team working in a fixed facility and mobile dental unit in the mighty Waikato, prodominatly in Hamilton and surrounding areas.
You will need to be flexible, organised, self-motivated and demonstrate that you can work effectively with whanau to improve oral health. You will be a team player who understands the importance of partnering with dental assistants and who values support, friendship, and development. You will have an appreciation of the Waikato DHB values and culture that form our successful oral health team.
Our aim is to be pro-active instead of reactive while responding to the needs of our population and we encourage creativity and innovation across our clinical practices. We are supported by a dedicated call centre which allows for less administrative work for therapists. Four-handed dentistry is standard practice for us.
Some highlights of our clinical environment include:
• access to secondary care services for children
• an OPG X Ray machine for oral health therapist
• modern ergonomic equipment including mobiles and multi chair facilities
• opportunities to participate in innovative oral health promotion and prevention programmes
Our staff are fully trained, mentored, and are encouraged to attain continued professional development (as we are verified by the Dental Council to provide CPD). We also advocate for the sharing of cultural experiences, including speaking Te Reo Māori to whānau when appropriate.
If you have a current annual practising certificate, broad/dual scopes of practice, and a full driver’s licence, we’d encourage you to apply.
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.
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.
Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. To discuss this role, please contact Elysia Koretz in the Recruitment Team on Elysia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application closing date: 7 July 2022
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
• Give and earn respect - Whakamana
• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
• Fair play – Mauri Pai
• Growing the good – Whakapakari
• Stronger together – Kotahitanga
|Location:||North Island - Waikato - Hamilton|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Dental - Dental Therapist|
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