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DENTAL HYGIENIST- PART TIME - OPEN IN HOUSE THROUGH FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
Job Code:2022-MH-051
Location:CLINIC
Preferred Experience:Professional License Required
Minimum Experience:Some Experience Required
Job Category:Regular Part Time
  

Come work for Marimn Health - voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Inland Northwest in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 and Modern Healthcare's Family Friendliest Employer in 2020! Fantastic benefits, flexible schedules, paid holidays and ability to choose vacation times!

Please note that this position is in Plummer, ID. Carpool opportunities are available.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from a school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA required.  Two years of experience supervising Dental Assistants in public health or related field preferred. Licensed in the State of Idaho or license eligible is required.

ADA ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Hearing: within normal limits with or without use of corrective hearing devices.
  • Vision: adequate to read 12-point type with or without use of corrective lenses.
  • Must be able to verbally interact with staff, clients and public.
  • Manual dexterity of hands/fingers for writing, data entry and dental procedures.
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Standing 25% of the day.
  • Walking 25% of the day
  • Pushing up to 30 lbs.
  • Pulling up to 20 lbs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Strict adherence to the ethics and Code of Conduct as established by the ADHA, Idaho State Board of Dental Examiners and Marimn Health.
  • Maintain compliance with annual continuing education and CPR requirements as established by the Idaho State Board of Dental Examiners.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with dental and medical professionals in the community.
  • Responsible for maximizing clinical procedures during all scheduled appointment times.
  • Adequately utilize the “quick call list to fill cancelled/no show appointments.
  • Dental department computers are to be used for departmental/company tasks only
  • Ensure local anesthetic solutions have current expiration dates.
  • Ensure all materials used for direct patient care have current expiration dates.
  • Carefully review patient medical and dental history forms.
  • Accurately chart each patient’s periodontal health.
  • Provide comprehensive dental services to all patients in a non- discriminatory, confidential and professional atmosphere.
  • Maintain obligation of staying on time with appointed patients.
  • Communicate with patients in an understandable and professional way.
  • Check on patient comfort during treatment to allay patient anxiety.

Patient Management:

  • Check on daily schedule with the receptionist for hygiene patients.
  • Work with receptionist to schedule hygiene patients with efficiency.
  • Provide thorough and gentle prophylaxis to patients.
  • Perform scaling, root planning and selective polishing for designated patients.
  • Provide radiographs for patients as prescribed by the dentist.
  • Provide topical fluoride applications for designated patients.
  • Perform sealant applications for designated patients as prescribed by the dentist.
  • Provide patient education sessions and materials to patients.

Equipment Management:

  • Check hygiene room for cleanliness and make necessary changes.
  • Check and turn on hygiene room equipment.
  • Gather and review patient charts for the day.
  • Clean up hygiene room at the end of the day and turn off equipment.
  • Maintain a supply inventory for hygiene treatment.
  • Review, select and submit orders for patient education materials.
  • Submit supply orders as necessary.

Infection Control Procedures:

  • Discard properly all disposable items from each visit.
  • Assemble soiled instruments and place in sterilization area.
  • Clean treatment room surfaces with disinfectant solution.
  • Pre-soak soiled instruments in a disinfectant.
  • Process instruments in the ultrasonic cleaner tank.
  • Rinse and soak treatment trays in disinfectant.
  • Sort and package instruments by tray for proper sterilization.
  • Store instruments and trays in appropriate places.
  • Serves as advisor to the Dental Director regarding the total dental program plans and objectives.
  • It is expected that the Dental Hygienist will be available to provide patient care from 8:00 am through 6:30 pm.
  • Other duties as assigned.