Dental Hygienist

In by FlatheadCHC

Website Flathead Community Health Center

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Supports physicians, clinicians, health care workers, affiliates and partners by providing continuous support, troubleshooting and identifying opportunities for clinical information system improvements. Promotes future and present system functionality by designing, building and testing the clinical information systems.

Qualifications 

  • Graduate of an accredited school of dental hygiene
  • Registered Dental Hygienist licensure in state of practice
  • Current CPR certification
  • Experience with EMR (electronic medical records), medical terminology a plus

Experience

  • New Graduate or 1-2 years of experience

Knowledge & Skills

  • Use of dental technology
  • Dental health maintenance
  • Infection control
  • Health promotion and maintenance
  • Bedside manner
  • Creating a safe, effective environment
  • Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Administering medication
  • Thoroughness
  • Self-development

Attitude & Disposition 

Strong work ethic, positive, caring, knowledge of cultural diversity and social determinants of health, team oriented. May be requested to perform functions relevant to the position but not listed above.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth
  • Applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides)
  • Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
    (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • Counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health
  • Making impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs)
  • Performing documentation and office management activities
Benefits: Benefits: 401(k) , Dental insurance, Disability insurance , Flexible spending account , Health insurance, Health savings account, Life insurance, Paid time off

To apply for this job email your details to chcflathead@gmail.com