Oral Health Therapists / Dental Therapists, Nelson and Marlborough

Nelson and Marlborough,  are you an Oral Health Therapist or Dental Therapist looking for a role in a beautiful location? Are you a new graduate or an experienced practitioner? Are you looking for flexible working hours? Are you looking for short term contracts or casual work? 

Community Oral Health Service, we are looking for Oral Health Therapists to join our teams in either Nelson or Blenheim. No matter how many hours you want to work each week, we can design an appointment to suit your needs, whether you want part-time hours, full-time hours (up to 80 hours per fortnight) or casual employment. 

We understand the need for a good work/life balance and can help you to create what is right for you. We have a number of locations to choose from: Nelson, Stoke, Richmond, Motueka and Blenheim. Our facilities are modern and computerised, using Titanium with digital radiography. We employ 1:1 ratio of dental assistants to therapists with reception staff to support. Whether you are a new/recent graduate or an experienced practitioner you will be supported by your own assigned Professional Advisor as we tailor our orientation to your needs. 

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position) The role offers you a great team environment providing dental services to some of the 23,000 children across the region who are enrolled from birth. Our staff will tell you how much they love the relationships formed over the years with children and their families/whanau. In this role you will be committed to prevention; sealing all permanent molars, with dental assistants applying fluoride varnish between examination appointments. We encourage the use of Hall Crowns and provide all therapists with the full range of restorative options; including rubber dam when required. 

If you are looking to relocate to the area, we will offer you a relocation package to assist with all of the expense involved. We will help to make the process as smooth as possible. The top of the South Island offers a unique and beautiful way of life. Connected to the magnificent parks of Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes and the marine reserve of the Marlborough Sounds, we can offer you a lifestyle to envy, away from the stresses of major city living. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team) Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the South Island. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. We have five central locations and are spread across the region's communities with our mobile services. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA 

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?) For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274 Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Kirsty Rance - Team Leader via Kirsty.Rance@nmdhb.govt.nz Please apply online via our careers site at https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz 

Important: Please indicate your preferred location and hours of work, in your covering letter. For the health and safety of staff and patients all NMH staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, including boosters. N22-423. Applications are open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. 

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence. He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.


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