Dental Hygienist

      • Job Tracking ID: 512409-617657
      • Job Location: Coos Bay, OR
      • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
      • Date Updated: May 22, 2018
      • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
      • Starting Date: ASAP
      • Close Date: Until Filled
      • Job Type: Part Time and Full TIme
      • Starting Salary: $30.64/hour
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    Job Description:

    SUMMARY

    Responsible for focusing on the control and prevention of patient dental disease.

    Providing inspection of patient mouth and removal of deposits and stains from teeth.

    Obtaining and processing patient dental radiographs. Providing counsel in dental health

    care and working as an integral member of the dental health team.

    PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide dental hygiene care for Tribal Dental Clinic patients, which includes but is not limited to: examination of mouth, teeth and gums, review of medical history, taking and processing of radiographs, removal of hard and soft deposits through scaling and root planning, and providing preventative services for caries (tooth decay), i.e., fluoride treatment and dental sealants.
    • Recognition of various signs of gum diseases, dental problems and process and stages of periodontal disease.
    • Provide education to patients on the condition of their mouths and options for improving and maintaining their oral health.
    • Coordinate, develop and facilitate dental prevention programs and activities.
    • Organize treatment time efficiently for each patient and work cooperatively with Dental and Health Department staff.
    • Maintain and order dental hygiene supplies and equipment.
    • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.
    • Must be able to interact with Tribal members and the general public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.
    • Provide excellent customer service to clients and vendors of the CTCLUSI Dental Clinic.
    • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Maintain a good attendance record.
    • Other duties as directed by management.

    PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS

    • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
    • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
    • May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.

    WORKING CONDITIONS & ENVIRONMENT

    • Moderate noise level with frequent interruptions and distractions.

    HOURS

    • 40 hours per week.
    • Variable days Monday through Friday 7am to 5:30pm.

    JOB LOCATION

    Tribal Dental Clinic

    1245 Fulton Avenue

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Experience and Skills:

    MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Requires valid Oregon Dental Hygienist License and graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program.
    • Requires successful completion of the written National Dental Board Hygiene Examination and regional and/or state board examination (board certification).
    • Requires CPR certification.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.
    • This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing.
    • This is a covered position which requires background check that includes fingerprinting.
    • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.
    • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.