Dental Hygienist Job Description Sample
If you are committed to providing clinical excellence and have unbridled enthusiasm for the “Dental Arts", we want to hear from you today.
- Active State Hygiene License
- Dental Hygiene Degree from an accredited program
- A minimum of one year of related experience
- CPR Certification
Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Life Insurance, PTO, Paid Holidays, and More.
Under supervision of a qualified Dentist, assesses patient needs, and plans and delivers direct dental care and associated services to clinic patients. Utilizes established dental hygiene protocol and procedures. Performs some clerical duties related to the dental program.
- Certificate or Diploma representing the successful completion of an Associates or Bachelor's degree from a Dental Hygiene program accredited by the American Dental Association Council on Dental Accreditation.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must obtain by date of hire and maintain current throughout employment:
Licensure as a Dental Hygienist in the State of New Mexico.
New Mexico Certification for Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienist.
BLS/CPR certification. Certification must meet the requirements listed in the document "BLS / CPR / ACLS & First Aid Training Resources" posted on Staurolite.
This position requires successful completion of an initial post-offer of employment:
- According to PMS Human Resources Policy 205.006, "Healthcare Personnel Testing & Immunization Requirements," this position must comply with required testing and immunizations. Testing and immunizations including TB, Hepatitis B (consent or waiver), Tdap, MMR, and Varicella, will be available at the employee's PMS health center. Influenza vaccines will be required according to dates set by the CDC and NMDOH.
Dental Hygienists at this practice provide restorative work and anesthetic for pediatric patients ages 0-18 years old. You may also provide some light scaling and cleaning for older patients.
Generous full-time benefits package with 32 hours/week schedule. Office hours are Monday
5:00pm. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Education: Graduation from a Dental Hygiene school.
Experience: Supervisory experience preferred.
Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current WA State dental hygiene license. Current CPR Certification within 3 months of employment.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: Knowledge of established hygiene concepts; basic computer knowledge and skill. Complete understanding of and skilled in the delivery of dental anesthetic and placing restorations; understanding of medical/emergency procedures. Effectively manage patient fears and apprehensions; communicate effectively with young patients and parents as well as clinic personnel; work well with others. Considerable dexterity and coordination. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic serves more than 140,000 people across 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, and 57 programs in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC's patient-centered model of care offers patients the full-spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.
Working at YVFWC
Working at Farm Workers Clinic means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.
At Farm Workers Clinic:
We will consistently TRUST one another to work for the common good.
We will foster INTEGRITY by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
We will demonstrate TRANSPARENCY by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
We will create PARTNERSHIPS to strengthen ourselves and our community.
We will fight for JUST TREATMENT for all individuals.
We will let JOY in.
We have the COURAGE to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.
Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Per Diem Dental Hygienist to join our team of healthcare professionals at Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna, IL.
Under the direct supervision of a dentist, performs technical and advisory services in oral or dental hygiene involving oral prophylaxis. Under the supervision of a dentist, may perform educational and organizational work in promoting oral hygiene.
Sets up clinic as assigned by supervisor.
Scaling and cleaning of teeth as prescribed by dentist.
Assists Dentist in administering fluoride treatments.
Assists Dentist in completing dental x-rays.
Accurately records services in the medical record of the patient and classify dental conditions utilizing APHA standards.
Screens for dental emergencies and sick call.
Checks and maintain instruments, equipment and supplies including ordering replacements and submitting work orders.
Completes oral prophylactic care including set up of instruments, equipment and supplies.
Ensures proper cleanup, packaging and sterilizing of instruments.
Maintains a clean and orderly working environment.
Instructs dental assistant in proper techniques and other training as directed.
Develop oral hygiene education program for residents.
Participate in in-service education.
Curettage and polishing of teeth.
Instructs patients about oral hygiene and proper care of teeth.
Maintains cleanliness and sterile conditions of dental unit.
Assists dentist at clinic sessions.
Ensures continuity of care.
Makes appropriate entries on patient's dental chart.
Supplies data for clinic reports.
Recognizes the symptoms of shock and fainting and provides necessary aid as directed or required.
Responsible for dental office security to include instrument counts. Maintains constant alertness to conditions that might endanger the security of the institution, personnel and residents.
Maintains the confidentiality of inmate records.
Approaches change in a positive manner.
Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the Medical Director and Health Care Unit Administrator.
Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations.
Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned.
Conforms to Wexford Health Sources, Inc., and facility regulations as appropriate, to include, but not be limited to:
Schedule/time sheet/time clock
Safety and security regulations
Procedure for sick leave/vacation time/education seminars
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
LICENSING: Current Illinois license as a Dental Hygienist.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification
EXPERIENCE: Experience working in a dental setting or correctional setting preferred.
EDUCATION: Appropriate education needed to obtain license.
Our Dental Hygienist develops and implements individualized dental care plans for patients; performs patient education, discharge planning, and patient teaching under the supervision of a qualified Dentist.
- Bachelor's degree in a directly related clinical field
- Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Dental Hygienist
Current License as a Dental Hygienist
Current CPR certification
Assesses dental condition and needs of patient, uses patient screening procedures, to include medical history review, dental charting, and perio charting; takes patient vital signs as required.
Delivers direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established dental hygienist procedures; performs routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants and fluorides; and related procedures.
Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients.
Performs patient triage and initiates patient care as appropriate.
Ability to perform a full range of established dental hygienist protocol and procedures.
The above responsibilities are a highlight of responsibilities and not a full list. Other responsibilities may be performed as assigned.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be licensed to practice as a Dental Hygienist in New York State
Any current in title Dental Hygienist or
Anyone currently reachable on the Civil Service List.
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a Dental Hygienist, you would perform any of the allowable services in accordance with Section 6606 of the New York State Education Law, under the supervision of a licensed dentist. You would perform oral examinations, do oral prophylactic work, and assist a dentist in a dental office or clinic located at a state-operated facility.
Other Duties as Assigned.
Additional Comments Please note:
For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice
Here at Kool Smiles, our teams don't just shape smiles -- they shape the lives of families every single day. Working at Kool Smiles means being challenged, having fun, and being proud of what you do. It means being a mentor, being a friend, and being part of a change that starts with a child. We are the nation's leader in general dental care to underserved kids, teens, and adults. Our compassion and drive make us the best at what we do every day. Currently, Kool Smiles is operating in over 125 locations, with more opening every year. This is the time to join not just an amazing company, but a place where you will be a part of making smiles happen every day.
Kool Smiles is looking for a Hygienist ready to make a difference in the lives of families. Although below is a description of what your job would entail, we want to emphasize that working at Kool Smiles is more than just a job. Kool Smiles is not your typical dentist office and working here is not your typical experience. You will thrive here if you are someone who wants to grow professionally while serving your community at the same time.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The Hygienist is responsible for delivering direct dental care and associated services to patients under the general supervision of a dentist and for providing general support to the office.
Deliver quality and compassionate care to every patient
Deliver direct patient care to patients, including scaling and prophylaxis, x-rays, application of sealants and fluoride, and related procedures, under the general supervision of a dentist
Participate in local community affairs and events to include school screenings, presentations, events, and any opportunity to promote a positive image of Kool Smiles
Provide excellent customer service by looking for opportunities to offer Same Day Care
Educate patients and parents in oral hygiene instruction
Assess the dental condition and needs of patients and review patients' medical history
Responsible for adhering to all government regulations and company standards
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Guide parents and patients through Kool Smiles entire treatment process
Assist with dental and perio charting; when necessary
Take x-rays and save into patient charts, when necessary
Assist with other office duties as needed
Education, Training and/or Experience
Current licensure as a Dental Hygienist.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
Must love working with children
Compassion and high level of service for our patients, parents and staff
Integrity, always doing the right thing
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Professional manner and appearance at all times
Computer skills: computer literate
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
- State specific dental hygienist license in good standing
Experience in the provision of dental care to children
Nature of work requires an ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with patients, their parents, and staff. Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift/carry up to 30 pounds and be able to twist, turn, bend and stoop.
Majority of work performed in a clinical environment. Requires availability for extended hours during peak periods. Hours may change to meet the business needs.
We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package as well as growth opportunities to our full --time employees. Our Full-Time dental hygienists receive company paid malpractice insurance and Continuing Education reimbursement. Other Kool Smiles benefits include: medical, dental, vision and optional life insurance. We also offer short and long term disability, 401K, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, company holidays and much much more!
Kool Smiles team members find inspiration, challenge, and reward every day at their job. Do you?
License and CPR
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Broward Health is Broward County's largest healthcare services provider and is one of the nation's top public health systems. We are seeking a qualified professional to join our team.
FULL-TIME - MONDAY - FRIDAY - DAYS - WEEKEND REQUIREMENTS: AS NEEDED
Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene, State of Florida Dental Hygienist license, BCLS healthcare provider, BLS-CPR and one year of experience required. Under general direction of Dentist, assists in providing oral health care to patients by performing such tasks as cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth, taking x-rays and applying fluoride to teeth. Advises patients on oral hygiene including selection and use of toothbrushes and other teeth cleaning devices, as well as instruction about the relationship between diet and oral health.
Thank you for your interest in Broward Health. Broward Health is an EO/AA procurer of goods/services, M/F/D/V.
With Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, you'll serve the over 50 rural communities in the Yukon Delta Region who come to us for care. You'll grow your skills and expertise in a challenging environment, and experience a community environment within a community that will embrace you as one of their own.
Serving the people of Southwestern Alaska, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Hospital is a 50-bed general acute care medical facility. Fully accredited by JCAHO, services include adult med/surg, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency room, as well as outpatient family medicine clinics, pharmacy, lab, and imaging.
Responsible for providing dental hygiene treatment to patients and to actively participate in the YKHC dental disease prevention program.
Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene or a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene required.
Two years Dental Hygiene experience preferred.
Valid Drivers License
Must possess Alaska License to practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist, or a Registered Dental Hygienist serving as a Commission Corps Officer. Current BLS and CPR certified.
Dental equipment, Dental instruments, Clinical Product Suites, Telemedicine
Dental Hygiene, Public Health preferred
Supervise Dental Assistants I and II
Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
Ten paid holidays
Comprehensive healthcare coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
School loan repayment eligibility
Tort Claims coverage
Employee Wellness Center
For more information, please contact YKHC Recruitment at: 1-800-478-8905.
YKHC applies Alaska Native/American Indian (under PL 93-638), EEO, and Veteran Preferences. Under federal and state laws, YKHC performs criminal history and background checks to ensure customers are protected.
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