Clinical Manager - Community Dental Team


Your New Company

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board – working for the Community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, ‘whole of system’ approach; where everyone in the health system works collectively to ensure we achieve the highest quality of care for our patients, for our system and for our community. 

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The Canterbury DHB’s Community Dental Service provides dental services to nearly 90,000 children aged 0-13 in Canterbury and South Canterbury and supports our colleagues on the West Coast. There are 110 front-line clinical staff who work with modern equipment in 22 mobile dental units and 13 dental clinics. The Service is undertaking change and a big focus on clinical leadership for our front line clinicians.  We are growing our clinical leadership team and have recruited five Clinical Team Leaders to provide front line leadership. We are looking for a Clinical Manager who will be responsible for leading and supporting improvements to clinical services and the professional development of their teams. As a new leader you will need to be able to inspire teams and work collaboratively with them to implement best-practice solutions to the oral health challenges facing our community, changing our focus and scope of practice, improving access and outcomes for our community.

You will be responsible for overseeing the clinical and operational delivery of this service including budget, quality, and workforce management.

This is a new full time permanent position for a Clinical Manager.

What You Will Bring to the Role

Your history of exceptional clinical practice, your management skills and your dedication to your own professional develop will enable you to bring a strong and detailed vision for this new role and team. 

You will have a strong desire to join, grow and lead a team that will have the ability and desire to deliver an excellent service to the local community.Dedication to continued learning and striving for the best patient outcomes alongside strong communication and interpersonal skills. You will have tried and tested people management skills which will ensure the continued success of this Community Dental Team. You will enjoy the challenges of building teams and being part of change.

Additionally you will have a current practicing certificate and be registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand as a dental or oral health therapist.

What to Do Now

Apply online now!

Enquiries should be directed to Hayley Buick, Recruitment Specialist, and email: 

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application and download a position description. 


Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 232943

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018