Dental Assistant (Casual) Nelson

Community Oral Health Service

Location: Nelson

  • Casual position covering staff leave working on an as required basis
  • Bring your enthusiasm and customer service skills to support better oral health outcomes for children in the Nelson/Tasman region

About the role

At the Community Oral Health Service 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. 

If you have are interested in dental assisting and administration work we have a casual position available. Please note that there are no guaranteed hours of work for casual staff, as you will be assisting by covering staff leave. Our service operates between the hours of 8.00AM and 5.00PM Monday to Friday.

About you

Previous dental and administrative experience would be an advantage, although not essential. You will have a high standard of oral and written communication and will enjoy working in a supportive team, demonstrating enthusiasm and the willingness to be versatile and adaptable. It will also be important that you hold a full drivers licence.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Find out more about us

How to apply

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Wendy Shearer – Team Leader Community Oral Health Service via

Ref: N19-229

Applications close: Sunday 26th May


Job no: N19-229

Location: Nelson Region, Nelson Community, Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 May 2019