Company Name:
The Alex
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Health
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Certification
Contact:
Sandy Radjo
ID
5574
376

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist
Dental Health Bus 

The Alex: Changing Health. Changing Lives. 

The Alex Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.

Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have provided preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment, moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.  Using a multidisciplinary team approach, we focus care on assessment, intervention and promotion of all aspects of health. We embrace a model of healthcare that is accessible, responsive and participatory. In addition to its two Health Centers, we run a Youth Centre, two Mobile Community Health Buses, one Community Dental Bus, three Housing Programs, a Breast Feeding Clinic, a Community Food Centre and a Bottles4Health Program. 

The Alex’s Dental Health Bus provides mobile dental care primarily, but not exclusively, for children and youth in need, ultimately improving quality of life for some of Calgary’s most vulnerable populations. We are currently seeking a Dental Hygienist to be an integral member of our Dental Health Bus Team. You will be assessing clients' oral health and providing dental health prevention services, primarily on the Alex Dental Health Bus. In addition, you will participate in health promotion, and educational initiatives as required. 

The scope of work and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate well with team members
  • Physically able to carry out the duties of this position
  • Operate related equipment
  • Plan, organize and prioritize
  • Work with children and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of techniques and standards of preventative and restorative clinical practice.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Sterilize and maintain instruments and clinic environment according to IP+C standards
  • Patient oral health education
  • Schedule patient appointments and record dental procedures
  • Perform intra-oral duties: as per hygiene scope of practice, includes, but not limited to, x-rays, oral health exams, scaling, prophylaxis, pit and fissure sealants, and fluoride applications 

Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills, knowledge of dental software an asset
  • Graduation from an accredited school, registered in good standing with the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta
  • Local anesthetic module preferred
  • Atraumatic Restorative Therapy an asset
  • Minimum three years of clinical experience, public health experience an asset
  • Travel is a requirement of this job.  Travel arrangements must meet the requirements of this program
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal 

Please submit your resume to:  [email protected]

Deadline to apply: Until suitable candidate is found 

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information about The Alex and its programs, we encourage you to visit our website at www.thealex.ca

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