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Certified Dental Assistant, FVCC - BC Cancer

Certified Dental Assistant, FVCC

BC Cancer

Surrey, BC



As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


The Certified Dental Assistant participates in the management of patients with medical compromise: performs related booking, chair-side and clerical duties.

What you’ll do


  • Perform all the chair-side duties of a dental assistant and maintains infection control.  Make impressions to fabricate gel carriers; constructs and fits custom gel carriers and instructs patients on how to use.  Fabricate bite blocks and gingival protectors in preparation for radiotherapy procedures.  Provide home care instruction to patients.
  • Participate in management of patients with medical compromise and with possible exposure to medical risk; co ordinates booking for the dental clinic. Assist the Dentist with screening of patients and assessment of dental needs to set priorities for dental visits; schedule appointments by contacting medical and dental offices and laboratories to see if the work is complete; contact patients and arrange appointments.
  • Apply topical chemotherapy.
  • Communicate with medical and dental staff in the Agency and in the community as necessary to adjust appointment schedules, while ensuring that patient care is not jeopardized.
  • Maintain statistical records such as procedures performed and submits summary totals. 


What you bring


  • Graduation from a recognized Certified Dental Assistant program
  • One (1) year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current registration with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. 


You have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Deal with others effectively
  • Physically perform the duties of the position
  • Organize work.
  • Operate related equipment.


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.


  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Regular, Part-Time (0.60 FTE)
Wage: $25.42 per hour
Location: 13750 - 96th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 1Z2
Hours of Work: Mon, Thurs, Fri; 0830-1630 or as operationally required
Requisition Number # 117113E



What we do


BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.


BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). 


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.