Oral Health Therapist / Dental Therapist
Waikato DHB Community Oral Health Service - Expressions of interest
Do you want a career opportunity that effects positive change in the oral health of children, while advancing your clinical skills?
Apply below to register your interest in joining our community oral health team. We will contact you as opportunities become available.
Waikato DHB’s Community Oral Health team strives to be a leader in preventive care and elimination of health inequalities in our community. We work with whānau to include them as part of our team approach to care.
About the role:
We are searching for registered Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists who are interested in joining our oral health team of 120 staff - working in both fixed facilities and mobile dental clinics across the Waikato region.
You will need to be flexible, well organised, self-motivated and demonstrate that you can work effectively with whānau 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 need to align with the Waikato DHB values and culture with a focus to grow a successful oral health team.
Our aim is to be pro-active instead of reactive while responding to the needs of our population. We encourage creativity and innovation across our clinical practices. Four-handed dentistry forms part of our standard practice.
Some highlights of our clinical environment include:
- the ability to refer to our Nitrous clinic located in Hamilton City
- access to secondary care services for children
- the ability to refer and work in the Hamilton Clinic with an OPG X Ray machine.
- modern ergonomic equipment including mobiles and multi chair facilities
- opportunities to participate in innovative oral health promotion and prevention programmes
- opportunities for continuing professional development and reflective practice
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 and use of Te Reo Māori within our services.
If you have a current annual practising certificate and a full driver’s licence, we’d encourage you to apply.
Waikato District Health Board
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. You can read about our vision, strategy and values here.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering 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 service. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values, to apply, and would like to encourage applicants who have a Māori world view.
To register your interest please submit an application with your CV and a cover letter. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.
If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Mackereth on 021356315 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Application closing date: 1 September 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
North Island - Waikato -
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Dental - Dental Therapist|
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