Dental House Officer PGY2 | January 2022

Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care.  Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.


The Role

The second year House Officer undertakes a leadership role of the first year House Officers. They are expected to provide guidance and mentorship and arrange weekly teaching sessions for the first year House Officers. 

You will be rostered on three weekly rotations with the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery as Dental House Officer, plus some nights and weekends.  This involves attending patients with facial trauma and facial infection in the Emergency Department as well as attending operating theatre and oral and maxillofacial clinical sessions. 

The second year House Officer nominates one or two areas of interest and these are rostered into their weekly pattern to extend their knowledge in the nominated areas (e.g. special care or orthodontics).  While we hold the Department of Corrections dental contract, the second year House Officer is expected to attend Christchurch Men’s Prison approximately once per week to undertake a full day clinical session.  The majority of this treatment is relief of pain.

The second year House Officer is also supported to undertake their RACDS Primary Fellowship Exams.  This is a valuable opportunity to undertake the course and examination with the support of your employer.

The role is a full time fixed-term position for 12 months from 10th January 2022.


Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 


Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn’t a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please email

Please direct enquires about the role to: Lester Settle, Clinical Director, Hospital Dental Services

Phone: 0272233254

Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible. 

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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: 240271

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 1 August 2021