Community Dental Assistants
Date - As soon as possible
Hours - Monday to Friday 0800 - 1700
Status - Permanent
Location - Canterbury and South Canterbury community
Salary - Based on the PSA Allied, Public Health and Technical collective agreement
Kia hiwa rā!
Mō te tūnga - About the Role
We - re looking for energetic and enthusiastic Dental Assistants with a - can-do - attitude to join our kapa (team).
Our service delivers dental service to 90,000+ children in the Canterbury and South Canterbury community. We have 14 fixed clinics located around our communities, we have 18 mobile units that visit schools to provide dental examinations and preventative care for children, and 4 towable van clinics around our rural communities. No day is the same!!
You will be working alongside a team of Oral Health Therapist/Dental Therapist, to deliver oral health care in a professional, and friendly environment. You will have an opportunity to complete a Level 4 certificate as a Dental Assistant, through Career Force,
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- Providing chair-side assistance with general clinical care
- Supporting the clinician with managing anxious children
- Processing and completing sterilisation process for instruments
- Managing administrative tasks and scheduling appointments with parents.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to be adaptable with the variety of tasks
- A strong drive to build rapport with children and their whānau
- The ability to work well in a team and communicate effectively with colleagues
- Common sense in decision making
- Intermediate to Advanced IT knowledge and skills with the ability to effectively record patient notes
- A Full NZ driver licence to drive a mobile screening van to local schools;
- Experience in the dental industry is not essential.
Ngā hua - Benefits
- Ongoing training and development
- Te Whatu Ora employee benefits
- Employee Assistance Programme
Mō mātou - About us
From July 2022, Canterbury District Health Board transitioned across to Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand. Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.
Here in Waitaha,
Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in
the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its
principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all
'Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do'
Tono ināianei - Apply Now
Position Ref: PC2269552
Applications Close: Monday 13th February 2023
Kia mau te wehi!
The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.
|Location:||South Island - Canterbury - Christchurch|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
Clinical - Allied Health -
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