Posted Sep 9, 2019 at 10:00 pm Closes Sep 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Under the direction of the Director of Health, the Dental Hygienist will be responsible to implement and deliver the “Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI)” program, which focuses on children from ages 0 – 7 years of age. COHI is a community based initiative to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health among the 11 KTC First Nations children.
The overall goals of the COHI are: To reduce and delay dental decay among First Nation children; to reduce the need for children to undergo extensive dental treatment involving general anesthetic; to work with community partners such as Aboriginal Head Start and Maternal Child Health programs and schools to bring proven early interventions to First Nations communities, and to improve families’ understanding of their role in promoting oral health as part of a healthy lifestyle
Ensure the collection of appropriately completed permission/consent forms
Provide dental screenings and surveys to determine the oral health status and preventive treatment needs of each child
Provide pit and fissure sealants for children
Apply as required, fluoride varnish to children
Painless procedures used in cavities to limit further decay
Refer children who require urgent care
Provide one-on-one oral hygiene instruction
Oral health education and promotion activities
Collect, complete and submit data in a timely fashion (ie. Dental Screening forms and Dental Services Daily Records)
Maintain appropriate records (ie. COHI lists, referral lists, etc.)
Train and provide indirect supervision of the Dental Worker Aide
Develop, implement, coordinate, evaluate and maintain preventive and health promotion programs
Travel within our Tribal area is essential.
Others as deemed necessary
A written application with a detailed resume, including at least two references with written permission to contact the references and your latest immeditate supervisor, should be submitted to:
Lisa Beardy, Office Manager
Keewatin Tribal Council Inc.
23 Nickel Road
Thompson, Manitoba, R8N 0Y4
Fax: (204) 677- 0256
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019. We wish to thank those that apply for this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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