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 Team

The Hospital Dental Service is a large team of 57 staff including Dental Specialists, Dental Officers, Dental House Officers and Clinical Dental Technicians all being supported by a large team of Dental Assistants and Administrative staff.

Two Paediatric Dental Specialists and two Senior Dentists provide treatment to children under sedation or general anaesthetic. With more than 1,200 paediatric referrals received each year, being organised and being able to manage a high volume of patients is important. The paediatric dental team at Hospital Dental Service provides specialist level clinical care for children and adolescents with chronic medical and orofacial problems that may preclude them from receiving routine dental care elsewhere.

The Role

We are looking for a Paediatric Dental Specialist to join our team on a full-time, fixed-term, 12 month maternity leave basis, starting March 2020.

The patient group at Christchurch Hospital includes children who are medically compromised, have special needs, and/or congenital or acquired malformations of orofacial, anxiety or complex dental trauma or severe dental caries requiring comprehensive dental treatment under conscious sedation or general anaesthetic.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position and we are interested to hear from Paediatric Dental Specialists or Dental Officers with experience in paediatric dentistry.

To be considered for this position you must be eligible for registration with the Dental Council of New Zealand and able to practice dentistry in New Zealand as a Specialist or Dental Officer.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
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.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland - Recruitment Specialist.

Email: Tracey.Sutherland@cdhb.health.nz

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