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Dental Hygienist

Location: Goodyear
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationAdelante Healthcare Goodyear - Goodyear, AZPosition TypeExemptEducation LevelHS Diploma from accredited schoolJob CategoryHealth CarePOSITION SUMMARYThe Dental Hygienist performs professional dental care in the field of dental hygiene including all related clinical procedures. The dental hygienist will assist the doctor in promoting dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer screening, radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Has broad responsibilities for clinical and community dental health education activities. The Dental Hygienist approaches his/her tasks in a team based care fashion that supports patients and their families in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change. EXPECTATIONSEvery Adelante employee will strive to maximize their performance and contribution to Adelante Healthcare and the community we serve every day. Employees are expected to work in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to quality, patient safety, employee engagement, innovation, and the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism and competence. OUR CORE VALUESCompassionExcellenceIntegrityLearning RespectSustainabilityESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCEGraduation from an ADA accredited school of dental hygiene High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institutionValid and Active Arizona license to practice Oral HygieneDemonstrated understanding of dental methods and techniques.Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills required.Ability to perform assignments requiring considerable exercise of independent judgement.Valid and Active Arizona Drivers LicenseIntermediate competencies in Microsoft Office Suite and Windows Operating SystemCompetency in dealing with people of various culturesCommitment to AHC mission, vision, and valuesCertification to perform cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Health Care Professional (CPR) and AED through courses that follow the guidelines from the American Heart Association and Red Cross (cognitive and skills evaluations) or ACLSValid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety for all specialty behavioral health locations NONESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCEThree years of experience in community health.Interest and knowledge of current trends in dental careBilingual (English/Spanish)The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job related selection or promotional criteria.POSITION REPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL 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 confidentialityProvide 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 centers clinical protocolsObtain baseline oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care. Assist in the oral health management of all clinic patientsPerform independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department protocol and directivesRecord patient-hygienist transactions in the patients dental record as they occur to assure the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient, and the care or treatment providedProvide oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for all center dental patients. Organize and perform preventive oral health presentations at on-site and off-site locationsProvide technical assistance and health education in the community as requestedIntegrate appropriate patient dental hygiene care with other health care professionals involved in the patients health care managementParticipate in the PI program of the Dental Department of the centerAssist in the maintenance of all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directive and policies as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issuesEnsure the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive and center policy as well as state and federal regulations(s). Assure compliance with the Health Centers Exposure Control PlanAssist with various clinical and administrative functions of the Health Center as appropriate and time permitsPerform other duties as required, including travel when necessary to meet operational needsAdditional Duties and ResponsibilitiesPerform other duties as requested or assigned by the Dental Director or Chief Medical OfficerPCMHAll employees are responsible for promoting and participating in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to enhance the delivery of quality across the health care system. Employees should maintain an environment which supports and engages patients and co-workers in a caring team based model to promote wellness and improve health outcomes.Adherence to Compliance and Code of ConductAll employees are required to comply with Adelante Healthcares written standards, including its Compliance Program and Standards of Conduct, policies and procedures and reporting of any conduct that potentially violates Adelantes legal or compliance requirements. Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the regular performance evaluation.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit for long periods of time, is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb steps/stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; smell; manage stress as it relates to essential job functions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without assistance, and may occasionally be required to lift or move up to 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time when traveling to various clinic sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be subject to health hazards (contagious diseases, blood borne pathogens, etc.) when working in the clinic area.In any organization or job, changes take place over time. Although an effort will be made to keep job-related information current, this is not an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities. Adelante Healthcare, Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. In compliance with EEOC 29 CFR part 1630, if the essential functions of this position cannot be performed in a satisfactory manner by the employee, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.

Keywords: ADELANTE HEALTHCARE INC, Goodyear , Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Goodyear, Arizona

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