Dental Hygienist, Public Health

City Mission
Job ID 2022-21529
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Dental
Posting Date
2 months ago(6/28/2022 4:59 PM)
Employment Type
Relief Part Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
8:30 - 16:30 Tues /Wed /Thurs
Population & Public Health
Salary at Time of Posting
$33.13-$41.43 per hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Effective October 26th, 2021 all staff for all positions across Health Care require full COVID 19 vaccination. All positions, require that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.


Position Highlights

We are currently looking to fill an exciting Relief Part Time position as a Dental Hygienist, Public Health in Mission, BC. This position is available until January 16, 2023 or Return of Incumbent. 


Valued Benefits

A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of professionals in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends and family as a phenomenal place to work! We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


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Detailed Overview

The Dental Hygienist works as part of a Public Health team and is responsible for dental health prevention and promotion services for communities in the assigned areas.


  1. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for the operation and coordination of the regional dental programs in the assigned areas by developing, in conjunction with the Public Health Team and community, a dental program based on identified needs and is consistent with program and policy guidelines.

  2. Identifies targeted groups and develops community strategies that will meet these dental health needs. Participates in data collection, compiles and analyzes dental data for the purpose of program planning, monitoring and evaluation. Prepares quarterly, annual, and other reports.

  3. Teaches dental health lessons and conducts demonstrations in community settings. Develops and coordinates interdisciplinary workshops.

  4. Provides direct service delivery by performing dental health surveys, screenings, counselling, referrals, and follow-ups for individuals in community dental programs.

  5. Identifies and assists high needs children and their families through assessments, counselling support, and referrals.

  6. Provides self-applied or other preventative materials, within legislated scope of practice and supervision guidelines, such as applying fluoride varnish.

  7. Acts as a resource to the community, including Public Health staff, for dental information.

  8. Develops strategies for public health initiatives for universal and targeted populations.

  9. Provides preceptorship and mentorship experiences for dental hygiene and certified dental assistant students.

  10. Participates in orientation and mentoring to new health professionals and provides feedback as requested on individuals' progress and promoting optimal support for clients.

  11. Develops appropriate educational materials and coordinates and participates in the delivery of universal and targeted educational programs.

  12. Represents the Dental Team on local, regional, and provincial committees, as required.

  13. Completes and submits funding applications, as appropriate; and provides input into the preparation and planning of dental budget including treatment funds.

  14. Participates in research projects and surveys, as appropriate.

  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Diploma in Dental Hygiene from an accredited School of Dental Hygiene. Current practicing registration with the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia. Three years' recent, related experience in general dental hygiene practice including one year's recent, related experience in dental hygiene in a community/public health environment.

Valid BC Driver's Licence and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply current teaching and motivational methodology.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals, groups, and interdisciplinary teams using health promotion principles.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate a computer and other related office equipment.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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