Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

  • Closes 15 Jan 2020
  • Posted 18 Dec 2019

Community Oral Health Service

  • Permanent part-time role
  • Provide chair-side assistance to our clinicians
  • Supportive team

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

At the Community Oral Health Service (COHS) we focus on prevention of oral health disease, reducing inequalities in child oral health, and education to improve the health status of children in our community. The team will tell you they love the relationships formed over the years with children and their families.

This is a permanent part-time position working 64 hours a fortnight. Our usual hours of work are between 8.00AM and 5.00PM (Monday – Friday). Actual days of work will be discussed with the successful candidate.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving over 150,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services.

Etahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

Previous dental and administrative experience is preferred, however comprehensive training can be provided to the preferred applicant.

You will have a good standard of oral and written communication (minimum of Year 11 NCEA English and Maths – or equivalent) and, if not previously attained, you will be prepared to undertake the NZQA Level 3: New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Dental Assistance) which is to be completed within 2 years of commencement in the role. It’s also important that you hold a drivers licence.

Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For role specific information please contact Wendy Shearer, Team Leader at

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.

Ref: N19-632

Applications close: Wednesday 15th January

New Zealand Job Vacancy, New Zealand Part Time