The Region of Durham is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within its community and organization, and strongly welcomes and encourages applications from Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, women, persons who live with disabilities, people from 2SLGBTQI+ communities and people from diverse communities.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided
throughout the recruitment process to applicants who live with disabilities.
This position is located at 200 John Street West in Oshawa, Ontario.
Reporting to the Director of Oral Health, the incumbent will:
- Manage the clinical programs in the Oral Health Division ensuring Ontario Public Health Standards requirements are met
- Manage activities related to infection prevention and control, scheduling of patients, clinical continuous quality activities,
referral of patients to outside providers, audit documentation for accuracy and compliance with statutory obligations
- Manage multi-disciplinary team including dentists, denturists, registered dental hygienists and dental assistants and
- Work with the Social Services Department to support the oral health needs of their clients
- Have full human resources responsibility for the clinical team members as well as be responsible for health and safety
activities in the clinic
- Ensure compliance with relevant legislation, professional standards of practice and collective agreements
- Conduct all aspects of performance management for assigned staff including coaching, mentoring and staff
- Ensure continuous quality improvement for public health programs and services
- Conduct gap analysis within the program, reviewing existing resources and identifying necessary revisions
- Conduct research on new and emerging issues in clinical dentistry that may necessitate additional resources
- Assist in the preparation of annual budget documentation and review/approve requests for program materials
- Review urgent cases, ensuring timely follow up and appropriate treatment is received
- Liaise with community partners and external stakeholders to promote oral health and access of services in priority
- Represent the Oral Health Division on inter-divisional, departmental and external stakeholder committees
- Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and guidelines to facilitate program and divisional operations
The successful applicant will possess:
- A Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university
- A Master’s Degree or a Master’s Certificate in Public Health Dentistry, Public Administration or Public Health is
considered an asset
- A valid certification to practice dentistry in Ontario, from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and must maintain the certification throughout their employment
- A minimum of 5 years dental public health experience and a minimum of 1 year management experience in a public health, academic, or hospital setting\
- Sound knowledge of applicable legislation including the Ontario Public Health Standards, Ontario Health and Safety Act, Municipal Freedom of Information Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, and Regulated Health Professions Act
- Sound knowledge of the practice of dentistry, the relationship to general health, as well as knowledge of the various Government funded programs and relevant legislation governing them
- Proven ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs
- The ability to facilitate a problem-solving process and work collaboratively in a team environment
- Excellent supervisory, interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with effective multi-tasking, and conflict resolution
- Demonstrated presentation and report writing skillsFluency in a second language will be considered an asset
Prior to the start date, the successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check dated within two (2) months from date of hire. Proof of education, qualifications and any other job bona fide requirements will also be collected.
In addition, all new hires must be fully vaccinated upon hire to meet the Region’s Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy. As required, exemptions will comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
How to Apply
Come find a home where exciting and rewarding careers are balanced with your lifestyle. We thank all applicants;
however, only those being considered will be contacted. Please apply online (www.durham.ca) no later than midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date indicated on the Job Posting (11:59pm May 17, 2023).
The Region of Durham is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require accommodation, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us at: RecruitingHelp@durham.ca and a Recruiter will provide appropriate assistance
pursuant to the Region’s Accommodation and Accessibility policies. Please note that resumes should not be sent to RecruitingHelp@durham.ca.