Casual Dental Therapist / Oral Health Therapist – Greymouth / Westport

Come and experience life on the beautiful West Coast.  We currently have casual opportunities available working in Greymouth and Westport for experienced Dental Therapist / Oral Health Therapists (DT / OHT) with a current Annual Practicing Certificates (APC).

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength  of one, it is the strength of many


Mō te tūnga - About the Role

As an experienced practitioner, you will be providing dental therapy to our tamariki / children.

You’ll be working from brand new hospital dental clinics and at community school settings (mobiles) and with children and their whanau / family.  You will have the opportunity to work with diverse patient groups, managing a wide variety of oral health problems. You need to be a reflective practitioner who embraces innovation and advances in clinical practice and will enjoy working in a team alongside other skilled DTs / OHTs and Dental Assistants.  Some travel within the region may be required.

The position requires from you a minimal of a month’s commitment.  Te Tai o Poutini West Coast will provide your travel and accommodation.

Ko wai koe | About You

  • Committed to providing high quality oral health care appropriate to the physical, social and cultural needs of pre-school and school age children
  • Participate in team meetings, in-service training and quality improvements as required

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience

  • Registration with the NZ Dental Council and current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Recent clinical experience as a Dental Therapist / Oral Health Therapist
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Ability to communicate across our multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates a drive and energy to problem solve
  • An Understanding of IT, PMS experience e.g. Titanium is essential.

Mō mātou | About Us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference. As an organisation we are committed to help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development.

This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Apply online our careers website, or for any further information please contact us on

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

For additional information about this role please contact Jenny Bailey, Recruitment Partner on

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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Job no: PC2422902

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Apply Now!