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Dental Hygienist

Job Details

Hiring Organization Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic
Post Name Dental Hygienist
Qualification Degree from an accredited school of dental hygiene.
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 40 To USD 45 Per Hour
Location Dallas, Texas, United States 75212

Job Description

The Dental Hygienist is responsible for providing oral hygiene and appropriate preventive services to dental patients of the center; as well as providing appropriate oral health information to individuals and groups.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists in the oral health management of all clinic patients.
  • Obtains baseline oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care.
  • Records patient-hygienist transactions as they occur in the patient’s dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient, and the care or treatment provided.
  • Provides oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for all center dental patients.
  • Provides clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application, and fluoride application consistent with accepted professional practices and standards and in compliance with applicable state law and the center’s clinical protocols.
  • Integration of appropriate patient dental hygiene care with other heal care professionals involved in the patient’s health care management.
  • Organizes and performs preventive oral health presentations at on-site and off-site locations.
  • Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education in the community as requested.
  • Participates in the PI program of the Dental Department of the center.
  • Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department protocol and directives.
  • Assists in the maintenance of all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directives and policies as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control, and safety issues.
  • Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business, and patient care of the Dental Department.
  • Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and time permits.
  • Insures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with the Dental Department directive and center policy as well as state and federal regulations(s).
  • Performs other tasks as required by management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Degree from an accredited school of dental hygiene.

Specialized Training/Certifications/Licenses:

  • Licensed (unrestricted) in the State of Texas to practice as a Dental Hygienist
  • Continuing medical education units – as applicable
  • Current Health Care Provider CPR Certification.

Experience:

  • None

Knowledge:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus

Skills:

  • Computer Literacy
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Effective Communication
  • Patient-Centered Orientation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Confidentiality
  • Interpersonal Relations

Abilities:

  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend the English language.
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs. unassisted
  • Must have a full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients as applicable.
  • Must have manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination.
  • Must have close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust visual focus.

Other:

  • Must have evidence of current and adequate liability insurance coverage or be eligible for coverage under Federal Tort Claims Act coverage.
  • May require some local travel between clinic locations or infrequent overnight travel.
  • Must be able to maintain required immunizations as required by the organization.

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