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Dental Hygienist

Location
Conowingo, Maryland
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
30 Aug 2022

West Cecil Health Center is looking to add to their Dental Practice Team! WCHC is looking for a friendly, driven, PRN Dental Hygienist who is passionate about their work, wishes to make a difference in their community and is interested in continued development.

DENTAL HYGIENIST POSITION SUMMARY: Provide quality dental care and associated services to patients under the general supervision of a dentist and using established dental hygiene procedures. Assist other staff in a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. Perform broad responsibilities for clinic and community dental health education activities

If you re looking to work for an organization that offers great benefits, growth opportunities and a positive atmosphere, this is the job for you!

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities
  • Company Sponsored Events
  • Employee Engagement Committees
  • WCHC offers a compressive benefit package including:
    1. Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
    2. Health Reimbursement Arrangement
    3. Employer paid Life and AD&D and Disability insurance
    4. 401K with employer match
    5. Generous Paid Time Off and Volunteer time
    6. Paid Holidays
    7. Education reimbursement

DENTAL HYGIENIST ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

1. Provide direct patient care and dental services as trained, licensed, and assigned.

2. Assess dental condition and needs of patient using approved patient screening procedures, including medical history review, dental charting, and periodontal charting.

3. Evaluate overall oral health, examining oral cavity for signs of periodontal disease or possible cancers, including recessed & bleeding gums, and oral lesions.

4. Expose, process and mount radiograph films.

5. Document dental history or chief complaint; record and report pertinent observations and patient reactions to dentists as appropriate

6. Document lab procedures and ensure follow up on results.

7. Follow through with oral hygiene procedures in accordance with treatment plans prescribed by the attending dentist. Procedures may include: prophylaxis, periodontal scaling, root planning, debridement, supra and subgingival scaling and curettage, application of fluoride treatments, and application of protective sealants.

8. Assist with or initiate emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients.

9. Conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentists.

10. Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment.

11. Educate patients in oral hygiene and dental care, including proper tooth brushing, flossing, nutrition and need for professional care.

12. Demonstrate commitment to the mission of the organization in promoting dental health.

13. Interact positively with a diverse, sometimes difficult, and demanding patient population. Provide service in a manner that is appropriate for the patient s age; demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient s physical, psychosocial, educational and safety needs.

14. Read, write, and maintain patient records and related administrative documentation.

15. Utilize the requisite tools, systems, technology and equipment in the collection of patient data, records management and collections.

16. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of dentistry procedures, clinic infection control procedures, cleaning and sterilization of instruments, tray setup and materials.

17. Demonstrate knowledge of established oral hygiene concepts and periodontal therapies.

18. Perform other duties as assigned.

DENTAL HYGIENIST ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Improve the oral health of patients through the delivery of periodontal therapies and other dental hygiene related services.

2. Enhance the efficiency of the clinic by performing expanded duties as allowable by law and as directed by the dentist.

3. Ensure all patients enjoy a positive experience, and are treated with the care and compassion expected.

4. Ensure all patient records and related documentation are managed and maintained timely, accurately, and consistent with all HIPAA and related regulations and requirements.

5. Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes, and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards, as well as clinic policies and procedures.

6. Ensure direct patient care is delivered using established dental hygiene procedures.

7. Develop favorable relationships with all patients.

8. Interact positively with patients to provide information and education about oral hygiene, handle and resolve patient concerns with enthusiasm and empathy.

9. Establish favorable working relationships with all staff members associated with Clinic operations, including Patient Services Reps (PSR), dental assistants, dentists, and related staff.

10. Uphold and consistently represent the values and mission of the organization at all times.

11. Represent the organization in a highly professional manner at all times.

12. Complete continuing education as necessary to retain state license.

This job might be for you if you:

  • have completed an accredited dental hygienist program
  • Have a current Registered Dental Hygienist license
  • are CPR/BLS certified

At WCHC, we embrace diversity and we don t discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, or veteran status.



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Details

  • Job Reference: 697959568-2
  • Date Posted: 30 August 2022
  • Recruiter: West Cecil Health Center Inc
  • Location: Conowingo, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent