**Relocation Incentive is available for this position**
If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.
Under the general direction of the Lead Dental Hygienist, the Community Dental Hygienist is responsible for the delivery of dental health prevention and promotion services for communities in an assigned area, with a focus on the infant and child populations group and other vulnerable groups as well as consultative and educational services to professionals and the community. This position functions in a team environment within the Northeast Health Service Delivery Area.Shift Rotation/Hours of work:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 08:30 to 16:30Fort St. John
is located above the Peace River Valley, and has a diverse population of 21,000 (2021)and serves an area of approximately 69,000. The friendly, small town feel comes with big city amenities and a vibrant arts community. Check out Fort St. John for more information on what this energetic community has to offer.What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, 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
• Relocation Incentive 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 Qualifications
• Graduation from an accredited School of Dental Hygiene with a diploma in Dental Hygiene.
• Licensed as a practicing Dental Hygienist in British Columbia by the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia.
• Two (2) years recent, related experience determined to be reasonable and relevant to the level of work.
• Current valid Class 5 Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for business related purposes.Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to provide effective services in a variety of settings such as daycare, preschool, home, hospital, long term care facilities both on and off reserve.
• Ability to organize and set priorities
• Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
• Ability to guide and motivate others.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to operate related equipment such as computerized software technology within a Windows operating environment.
• Physically able to perform the duties of the position.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.