Current Opportunities

Dental Hygienist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512915-588024
    • Job Location: Philadelphia, PA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 31, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • FLSA Status: Non Exempt
    • Job Status: Full Time
    • Department: Dental
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Job Description:

A full time, non-exempt position responsible for the direct provision of oral hygiene and appropriate preventive services to dental patients of the center. The Public Health Dental Practitioner will also be responsible for providing appropriate oral health information to individuals and groups.

Essential 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 health 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 quality assurance 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 directive.
  • 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 Dental Department directives and center policy as well as state and federal regulations(s).
  • Complies in full with the center’s Exposure Control Plan.
  • Travels when necessary to meet operational needs.
  • Responsible for personal compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental hygiene and the clinical provision of dental hygiene services as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.
  • As directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives.

Experience and Skills:

 

Education and Certifications

  • Associates Degree or equivalent
  • Licensed to practice Oral Hygiene in Pennsylvania.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • Public Health Certified is preferred but not necessary

Experience

  • 2-4 years’ experience as a dental hygienist

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

   Spectrum Health Services requires proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination series for all new employees hired. Medical and religious exemptions will be honored consistent with EEOC regulation. 

Benefits

Competitive Compensation Package offered.


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