The Salmon Arm Health Centre has a Registered Dental Hygienist opportunity.
This permanent, part-time position is based with Interior Health’s Public Health and is responsible to provide dental health prevention and promotion services to children ages 0 to 18 months and persons with intellectual disabilities. Some travel required within Salmon Arm and throughout the surrounding communities. Days of work are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
The Registered Dental Hygienist has duties and responsibilities related to:
• Delivering programs and taking a leadership role for the operation and coordination of the regional dental services in the assigned areas.
• Developing strategies for targeted populations to meet their dental health needs utilizing community development and health promotion models.
• Providing clinical best practice and directing dental service.
• Performing dental health surveys, screenings, referrals, counseling and follow-up for individuals in community dental services.
• Teaching dental health and conducting demonstrations in community settings.
• Identifying, promoting and supporting opportunities for interdisciplinary practice by liaising with other Public Health staff, other health care sectors and community partners.
• Applying an evidence-based approach to clinical problem solving.
Reasons to Join Interior Health
• Comprehensive employer-paid benefits package and generous vacation entitlement.
• Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.
• Relocation Allowance assistance.
• Access to our in-house learning and development centre to complete training courses to allow you to build on and develop your skills.
• Employee Health and Wellness programs are available to employees and family members.
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for IH staff.
• Diploma in Dental Hygiene from an accredited School of Dental Hygiene.
• Current practicing registration with the BC College of Oral Health Professionals.
• Minimum one (1) year recent, related dental hygiene experience including experience in a community health organization or the equivalent working with children, youth and their families.
• Current valid BC driver’s license.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.