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Dental hygienist

Government of Yukon’s Department of Health and Social Services based in Whitehorse, YT is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Dental hygienist. Government of Yukon’s Department of Health and Social Services oversees public health and welfare initiatives. It provides healthcare services, social assistance programs, and support for vulnerable populations. By prioritizing accessibility and quality of care, it plays a vital role in enhancing the overall health and welfare of the territory. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Government of Yukon
Department: Health and Social Services
Division: Dental Health
Position: Dental hygienist
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $81258.00 – $94165.00 yearly
Employment Type: Term/Temporary/Full time
Classification: ST13
Union: YEU
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Shift: 75 Standard Hours Bi-weekly
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Job ID: 49076


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have Dental Hygiene Diploma or degree
Experience: Candidates should have experience providing various dental services to children and youth

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should have the ability to work autonomously and effectively plan and manage a large, diverse workload
  • The candidates should undergo TB Screening prior to offer
  • The candidates should be able to utilize personal vehicle within Whitehorse city limits; this is not provided by Yukon Government
  • The candidates should be prepared for extensive travel throughout the rest of the Yukon, which will be required (up to 1-3 weeks per trip); a government-issued fleet vehicle will be provided by Yukon Government
  • The candidates should have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs and should be comfortable working with young children (preschool and school-age)
  • The candidates should be responsible for locating and securing their own housing; this is not provided by Yukon Government

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have current registration with a Canadian registered dental hygiene regulatory authority; this must be clearly marked on their resume
  • The candidates should have experience working in community health or a public health organization and have training and experience with Silver Diamine Fluoride and Interim Stabilization Therapy
  • The candidates should demonstrate understanding and adherence to the Dental Hygienists’ Code of Ethics & Code of Conduct and possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The candidates should exhibit a strong ability to build and maintain effective relationships through collaboration with colleagues and clients
  • The candidates should demonstrate strong ability and confidence to work autonomously and display excellent approach in working with children and families
  • The candidates should have leadership skills that demonstrate aptitude in public health and program/service delivery and adhere to high standards and demonstrate adherence to infection prevention and control protocols
  • The candidates should have a valid class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent and have security clearance with vulnerable sectors
  • The candidates should have a CPR certificate within 6 months of hire and have WHMIS 2015 certification within 1 month of hire
  • The candidates should have a Transportation of Dangerous Goods certificate within 6 months
  • The candidates should register with Yukon’s Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for dental hygiene license prior to hire


  • The candidates should be able to deliver preventative dental procedures such as placing temporary fillings, fissure sealants, and Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) as part of a team dedicated to enhancing the oral health of Yukon children


  • The candidates will get many additional financial and non-financial benefits

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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