Oral Health Therapist / Dental Therapist
Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ - 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 region 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.
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
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 Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ 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.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
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.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be consider for this role: If you have a current annual practising certificate and a full driver’s licence, we’d encourage you to apply.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
• Whakamana – Give and earn respect
• Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
• Mauri Pai – Fair play
• Whakapakari – Growing the good
• Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
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 email@example.com
Closing date: 18 February 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
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