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Dental Assistant - Huntly/North Waikato

Waikato District, Waikato
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Where you’ll be working: Community Oral Health, Huntly/North Waikato

The details: Casual hours as and when needed


About the role:

We are seeking a Dental Assistant to join the Northern Pod. The position involves working on mobile dental units in Huntly/North Waikato surrounding areas and occasionally in fixed facilities. You will provide assistance with dental care to pre-school and school age children. Trainings and service needs are sometimes required within Hamilton.

Dental assistants support and assist dental therapists in all aspects of care and clinic administration. This casual position is Monday-Friday and works within the school terms, though some school holiday work is available at times.


Required skills & experience:

The position would ideally suit someone who has had dental assistant experience or has a work history in office administration, working with children, customer service or health care.

• A full current driver’s licence.

• The ability to prioritise effectively

• Good communication and leadership competency

• Computer skills

• Conscientious and reliable



The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.


Why us:

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. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver 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 serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.


Your application:

Please apply directly online including a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role.

Click here to review the position description.

Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Elysia Koretz in the Recruitment Team


Application closing date: 24 July 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


Waikato District, Waikato