We are seeking an energetic and engaging hygienist to join our growing dental team! This is a part time benefited position working at least 20 hours per week with a diverse patient population in our new clinic, children's clinic, and school setting. The right person is a flexible, self-motivated, reliable team player. Someone who is community health focused and an innovative problem solver to help us bring quality care to our patients is who we are looking for. This is a very rewarding position with opportunity to make a big impact!
MFA: Clinical Care
:•Perform oral hygiene health exam; detect disease by completing oral screening, use probes to locate periodontal disease and assess levels of recession, take vitals and radiographs.
•Develop and implement oral health treatment plans.
•Perform dental prophylaxis:periodontal scaling, root planning, debridement, clean calculus deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums.
•Apply fluoride varnish and protective sealants.
•Application of silver diamine fluoride.
•Administer topical and local anesthesia.
•Place temporary restoration.
•Triage for emergent dental conditions, make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and scope of practice.
•Provide clinical service or oral health education to improve and maintain the oral health clients and parents.
•Chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment, record and review patient medical histories and document services in compliance with Health Center policy and Board of Dentistry requirements. Handle protected health information (PHI) in compliance with HIPAA. Provide accurate and timely information to assure accurate billing and data tracking for reports.
MFA: Dental Service Support
•Oversee and sign off on Dental Assistant work according to practice guidelines.
•Collect and transport supplies and equipment needed to provide community based oral health services.
•Monitor and communicate need for new or additional supplies, assist in assuring equipment is properly maintained.
•Prepare treatment room/space adhering to protocols and infection-control procedure.
•Work with dental team and community partners to coordinate and/or participate in oral health events provided in communities.
•Assist in development and implementation of policies and procedures guiding delivery of services.
And other duties as assigned.
•Associate's degree in dental hygiene.
•2 years of related work experience.
•Expanded Function Endorsement by the State of Oregon.
•Valid Oregon's Driver's License.
•Current CPR for Rescue Provider card.
•Ability to obtain "Collaborative Agreement" with dentist within 2 months of hire.
•Class 1 Permit (nitrous oxide) Preferred.
•Successfully pass a criminal background check
This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, move, talk, hear, and manipulate equipment, as well as lifting and moving objects, equipment and supplies. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Lifting up to 40-50 pounds may occasionally be required, depending on the specific style or type of care provided. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The employee works in well-lighted, clean environments. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. Constantly interacts with other people and may have to handle several responsibilities at once. The employee may occasionally work with angry or hostile clients or members of the public, work with toxic substances and biohazards, and exposure to infectious illnesses.
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