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Manager- Oral Health Programs
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister Programs and Standards the incumbent is responsible for Oral Health promotion and prevention programs in Nunavut. This position supervises territorial and community oral health promotion and prevention staff, coordinates clinical service providers in the delivery of the health promotion and prevention programs, and oversees provider contracts.
The key responsibilities of the position include maintaining and expanding primary and preventative care and oral health promotion activities in all the communities of Nunavut. This position also develops educational and promotional programing to meet the needs of current preventive oral health programs.
The Incumbent will have an In-depth knowledge of oral health in Nunavut and associated challenges as well as knowledge of public health principles and practices is required to be successful in the position. Strong communication skills both verbal and written as well as strong problem solving skills are required. The incumbent must also have the ability to balance multiple tasks, meet tight deadlines and to work effectively both independently and in team based environment. Familiarity with accounting, preparing contracts and invoicing procedures are considered an asset. Previous experience in managing dental programs and experience communicating with government and non-governmental stakeholders will also be considered as a strong asset.
The successful candidate will have post-secondary education or experience in program/project management in the dental field. In addition, the candidate will have at least 1 year of experience in project coordination or management and must be eligible for licensure as a Dentist or Dental Public Health Specialist in Nunavut.
Specialty training in Dental Public Health from an accredited program in North America is considered a strong asset
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.