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Northern Health

Dental Hygienist

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** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you a registered Dental Hygienist looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to Hazelton Health Services.

The Dental Hygienist is responsible for instructing and motivating patients in good oral health habits. The Dental Hygienist assesses dental hygiene, makes a treatment plan and implements hygiene therapy techniques needed to obtain good oral health. The Hygienist works collaboratively with the Dentist, Clinic staff and Dental Clinic Manager to carry out and maintain good oral health.

Starting salary will be approximately from $74,618 to $93,273 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions. The salary for part time positions will be prorated.

The communities that make up what is collectively known as the Upper Skeena, The Hazeltons , are situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Gitxsan Nation. The Gitxsan people have lived on these lands for 10,000+ years and along with the Wet'suwet'en Nation to the east, established the precedent setting Delgamuukw court decision in 1997.

Some of the communities included in the Upper Skeena are the incorporated municipalities of Hazelton and New Hazelton, unincorporated settlements of South Hazelton, Two Mile, Suskwa Valley, Miskinish (Cedarvale), Kitwanga Valley, Andimal and the Kispiox Valley, and the 7 Indigenous villages of Gitanyow, Gitwangak, Gitsegukla, Hagwilget, Gitanmaax, Sik-e-dakh, and Anspayaxw. Some would say the natural beauty of the land is unparalleled - it certainly holds a central place in health and wellbeing for many of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who live on these unceded lands.

Check out The Hazeltons , known as the historic heartland of northwest BC.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

Qualfications
• Grade 12.
• Graduate of a recognized dental hygiene program.
• Current registration and licensure with the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia.
• 365 day rule exempt is an asset.

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrates good communication skills and the ability to develop rapports with staff and patients.
• Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to carry out duties required and lift more than (5) kilograms.
• Ability to work either self-directed or as part of a team.
• Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency in electronic charts and dental software programs.
• Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with all other staff to provide a positive experience for the patient.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

About Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system for all Northerners will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. We are also dedicated to optimizing the expertise of our staff and building relationships with regional educational institutions for training opportunities such as new physicians, nurses, and paramedical professionals. Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-19

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