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Dental Hygienist (Part Time)

Mountainlands Community Health Center Inc

This is a Full-time position in Provo, UT posted July 20, 2021.

Description:

Job Title: Dental Hygienist

Supervises: N/A

Job Summary: The Dental Hygienist’s primary responsibility is to perform quality and efficient hygiene procedures while building and maintaining positive and professional relationships with patients. The Dental Hygienist is directly responsible for patience experience, which ultimately drives patient retention. The Hygienist performs a variety of oral health clinical procedures and provides oral health education. The Dental Hygienist contributes to the overall financial success of the practice.

Job Qualifications

Education or Formal Training (Licenses/Certifications):

  • Associates in Dental Hygiene Required. Bachelor’s preferred.
  • Licensing from the Utah Dental Board as a Dental Hygienist, including local anesthesia licensure, is required.
  • Must be available to work three 8-hour shifts per week. This position does have the possibility of turning into a full time role.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years’ experience as a dental hygienist preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted on a year to year basis.
  • Computer skills and software aptitude required.
  • Communication and customer service skills required (e.g., compassion, manual dexterity, interpersonal skills, attention to detail)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, patient records, manage multiple patients, and ensure patient chart information is complete and up to date as required.

Language:

  • Bilingual: English/Spanish, preferred

Additional Requirements/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Must have reliable transportation. This position will be working at clinics in Provo UT and Payson UT.
  • Travel: Infrequent, as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to display a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to follow all MCHC policies, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines, actively participate and attend employee meetings and complete required training programs in a timely manner.
  • Ability to promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the mission of MCHC.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with team members to ensure superior results and team success.
  • Demonstrable verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to think and act independently to find solutions.
  • Is task and deadline oriented.
  • Ability to take on ownership of assignments and communicate status, issues, etc., and follow-through to completion.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Conducts patient screening procedures including assessment of oral health conditions, review of patient’s health history, oral cancer screening, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse.

Responsible for taking and developing traditional dental radiography (x-rays) or digital radiography.

Removes calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth and applies preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides), cleans operatory, cleans and sterilizes instruments and equipment.

Teaches patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing, and nutritional counseling) and counsels patients regarding good nutrition and its impact on oral health.

Creates and/or updates patient chart and other documentation/office management activities as required.

Represents the Company in community activities and professional associations. When Required

Required Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Environment and Physical Activities

This job is performed in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses medical and dental equipment related to their specialty (x-ray machine, etc), as well as standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, etc.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. May occasionally need to assist patients in and out of dental chair/ wheelchair.
  • Specific vision abilities include close, distance, and peripheral vision, as well as depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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