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Dental Therapist / Oral Health Therapist - Whakatāne Hospital - Full time

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Click this link to read more about living and working in Whakatāne! 

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.  We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki.  Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We have two opportunities available for permanent full-time Dental/Oral Health therapists to join the team based in Whakatāne. 

Our patient group in the Eastern Bay are mostly 0 to 13 years of age, however some 13-to-18-year-olds are seen by the service in remote locations in remote locations where the service is delivered. 

You will work as a member of a team. We are committed to Māori Health equity and increasing Māori Pasifika participation in our workforce. 

He korero mōu - About You

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have current registration with Dental Council of New Zealand and a current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to culturally safe practices
  • Participate and comply with health and safety in the workplace 
  • Hold a minimum of a restricted drivers license 

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits 

  • In-house professional development
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership 
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Discounts (with local businesses)

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.

Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal. 

Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

New employees of Te Whatu Ora will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your application so we can discuss this with you further. 

https://recruitment.bopdhb.govt.nz/vacancies/005002629



 

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