Children Oral Health Initiative and Patient Travel Assistant

Gitsegukla Band - Hazelton, BC (6 months ago)

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Reporting to the Health Manager, the COHI / Patient Travel Assistant supports two main programs: The Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) and The Patient Travel Program, both funded through the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).

General duties include:

COHI Support

  • Obtains authorization from families to enroll children in COHI
  • Applies fluoride varnish to children’s teeth
  • Organizes and participates in community events to promote dental health, including but not limited to the brushing program with the school and daycare
  • Provides dental care education to families, including giving one-on-one oral health education to children and adults (e.g. pre-natal advice packages)
  • Works with the Dental Therapist and/or Dental Hygienist when they are in the community, support includes: Sterilising, cleaning before and after each client, Prepping the dental room before patients, Filing charts, helping with charting when required, Scheduling appointments
  • Attend annual refresher training provided through the FNHA for varnishing
  • Collect and submit data in a timely fashion
  • Maintain accurate records and charts

Patient Travel Support

  • Supports the Patient Travel Clerk with various activities, including, but not limited to: Client intake activities, Various paperwork, Filling, Data entry
  • Helps respond to patient travel emergencies


  • Completes time sheets accurately and in a timely matter
  • Participates in all staff meetings

Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned by the Health Manager and Patient Travel Clerk.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise
  • Ability to organise, multitask, prioritise and work under pressure
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software application, including Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must enjoy working with children
  • Must be comfortable working in the mouth

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Proven working experience in similar roles
  • High school degree
  • FNHA COHI Aid training completed – or willing to obtain

Other Requirements

  • Professional Appearance
  • Must review and follow all Gitsegukla Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to successfully and periodically undergo an appropriate criminal records review and police record check is required

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter through Indeed

Do not call or email the Band Office, Band Administrator or Councillors regarding this or any other job posting, doing so will result in disqualification.

Applications will only be considered from those eligible to work in Canada. All applicants who require a work permit or sponsorship for employment in Canada will not be considered.

Please note only candidates considered for the interview process will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Working with Children: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Secondary School (Preferred)