Dental Hygienist

Community Action Committee of Pike County Valley View Health Center Manchester Ohio - Manchester, OH

Full-time$50,000 a year
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Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successfully completed an accredited dental hygiene program and currently licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist through the Ohio State Dental Board.
  • At least one year and a minimum of one thousand five hundred hours of experience in the practice of dental hygiene; has successfully completed a course approved by the state dental board in the identification and prevention of potential medical emergencies.
  • Current valid driver's license, proof of automobile insurance, insurable under agency insurance policy and reliable transportation.

Preference:

  • Individuals who have completed a six hour course in the administration or monitoring of N2O-O2 (nitrous oxide-oxygen) minimal sedation provided by a permanent sponsor.
  • Has completed a board-approved course in the administration of local anesthesia and successfully passed the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Inc. (NERB) local anesthesia examination for dental hygienists or an equivalent examination approved by the board.
  • Successful completion of a board approved course that prepares dental hygienists to properly and safely practice dental hygiene under the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP) and holds or eligible to hold a valid OHASP permit.
  • Prior experience with digital radiography and electronic dental health records.
  • Prior experience working with preschool and young children in a dental setting.
  • Familiarity with Community Health Center and/or Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) dental programs.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide direct patient care and dental services as trained, licensed, and assigned. Assess dental conditions and patient needs using approved patient screening procedures, including medical history review/recording, dental charting, and periodontal charting.
  • Evaluate overall oral health, examining oral cavity for signs of periodontal disease, including recessed & bleeding gingival tissues and oral lesions.
  • Maintain minimum productivity standards, which include but are not limited to: maintaining a dental hygiene schedule, establishing and maintaining a dental recall system, treating minimum of 1,800 patients per year, and other productivity standards as implemented by the Dental Director/Director of Dental Operations.
  • Perform duties in accordance with established health center policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement activities, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
  • Responsible for data collection, patient self-management goals, and all other duties as identified in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) delivery of care model.
  • Prepare, maintain, clean, and disinfect the dental clinic in compliance with OSHA regulations, including, but not limited to; removal of biohazard waste, clean, lubricate, and sterilize instruments and arrange for their use, operatory suites, sterilization room, and laboratory.
  • Maintain optimal operation of operating equipment, including, but not limited to hand pieces, radiographic equipment, autoclave, ultrasonic, water distiller, amalgam separator, and the central evacuation center (pump/compressor).
  • Maintenance of dental supplies, including, but not limited to stocking dental supplies, checking and putting away supply orders, inventory instruments/supplies, and noting items that need reordered.
  • Prepare and submit patient’s dental insurance pre-authorizations in accordance to the dentist diagnosis.
  • Exhibit a courteous demeanor, duties are completed in a timely and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the mission of the organization in promoting oral health.
  • Provide leadership and training to new dental staff.
  • Advise the Director of Dental Operations as appropriate on changes to improve the dental program, including changes that may improve and enhance the VVHC dental program.
  • Assist the Director of Dental Operations with additional duties, including but not limited to, supply ordering, SDS manual, infection control monitoring, and problem solving EMR and digital imaging issues.
  • Responsible for establishing a safe work environment and ensuring compliance with Safety Policies and Procedures.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • dental hygienist: 1 year (Required)
  • administration or monitoring of nitrous-oxide: 1 year (Preferred)
  • digital radiography and electronic dental health records: 1 year (Preferred)
  • working with preschool and young children in dental setting: 1 year (Preferred)
  • identification and prevention of potential med emergencies: 1 year (Required)

License:

  • drivers (Preferred)
  • passed NERB local anesthesia exam for dental hygienists (Preferred)
  • board approved administration of local anesthesia (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits offered:

  • Health insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts

Clinical Setting:

  • General Dentistry
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