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Dental Assistant, Child & Adolescent Oral Health Service, Otaki-Horo Based (VID: 6572)

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Service: Dental Services - School Dental Service
Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 26/03/2023
​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date. 
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date. Don’t delay applying if you think you’re the right fit to join the MidCentral team!
MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.


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We currently have a permanent position available for a Dental Assistant to support service provision working across Horowhenua and Otaki, with occasional need to travel further.
The hours of work will be 8 hours a day (up to 40 hours a week) Monday to Friday.

We offer comprehensive training, mentoring and on-going support. If you have previous experience that’s great, but not essential if you are enthusiastic and willing to learn.
We’re a team, so the successful applicant will be part of the Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service working across the MidCentral Health region.
The successful applicant will require a full driver’s licence.

MidCentral is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Childrens Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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