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Hunter Health Clinic Registered Dental Hygienist in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11656112

COVID-19


Hunter Health Clinic, Inc. (HHC) operates under a duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards. Effective October 1, 2021, all HHC employees, students, observers, volunteers, and Board of Directors will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Our policy serves to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our patients, and the community at large from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, that may be reduced by vaccinations and create a more certain future.


Registered Dental Hygienist employment opportunity available! We believe every person deserves access to quality, affordable dental care. We are looking for a Hygienist who is passionate about public health, providing a positive patient experience and enjoys working as a team. We provide patient-centered services, meaning we care about each of our patients individually and offer a tailored treatment plan that best fits their lifestyle and goals. You'll work a schedule that provides work-life balance and receives competitive pay and benefits.We are excited about growing our team, so if you are ready to have fun and make a difference, keep reading!


The Dental Hygienist is responsible for the direct provision of oral hygiene and appropriate preventive services to dental patients of Hunter Health Clinic. In addition, he/she will also be responsible for providing appropriate oral health information to individuals and groups. The Dental Hygienist supports the Dental Director and Dental Clinic Manager and provides quality dental care to all Hunter Health Clinic patients while maintaining compliance with all federal grants, OSHA, Dental Board, and Hunter Health Clinic policies and procedures.


Job Responsibilities:


+ Assists in the oral health management of all clinic patients.


+ Obtains baseline oral hygiene assessment data based on accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care.


+ Records patient-RDH transactions as they occur in the patient’s dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the encounter, the condition of the patient and the treatment and care provided.


+ Provides oral hygiene education and appropriate individual counseling for all Hunter Health Clinic (HHC) dental patients.


+ Provides clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling and root planning, sealant application and fluoride application consistent with the accepted professional practices and standards and in compliance with applicable state law and HHC’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 preventative 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 HHC Dental Department.


+ Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law as well as HHC Dental Department protocol and directive.


+ Assists in the maintenance of all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directive and policies as well as HHC policies and procedures relative to infection control, clinic business, and patient care of the Dental Department.


Education/Training:


+ Graduation from an accredited school of dental hygiene.


+ Abi lity to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with fellow healthcare providers.


+ Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills required.


+ Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required.


+ FTCA coverage or private professional malpractice insurance obtainable.


Licensure/Credentials:


+ Unrestricted license to practice oral hygiene in the state of Kansas.


+ Current CPR (BLS) certification.


+ A familiarity or interest in Community and Public Health is a plus.

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