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The Job Network Is Hiring A Registered Dental Hygienist - $63-$72/hour

Sonrisas Dental Health, Inc. (SDH) is a non-profit dental center dedicated to providing access to quality dental care and oral health education to our community. We provide these services with dignity, respect, and compassion. SDH improves the health of our community members through culturally sensitive, integrated care, with a focus on disease prevention. SDH is a dental home for our patients, providing preventative dental care, mobile dental, general dentistry, geriatric dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, and accommodations for patients with special needs and disabilities. Seventy percent of SDH's patients are low-income.

About the Position: As an integral part of our dental staff, you will be responsible for the direct provision of oral hygiene and appropriate preventive and periodontal services to dental patients and will provide appropriate oral health education to individuals and groups.

Currently looking for a team member to join us on Thursday at our Half Moon Bay location.

We will pay a higher rate if English/Spanish bilingual.

Education/Experience/Licensure:

Graduation from an accredited school of dental hygiene

Active CA License per state of employment

Current CPR (BLS) from the American Heart Association or Red Cross

Effective oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Local anesthesia/ N2O certificate

Bilingual Spanish Preferred But Not Required.

Higher hourly rate for Spanish speaking.

Fundamental duties include (but are not limited to):

Assist in the oral health management of all patients while following Sonrisas' policies and procedures; and as directed by provider

Obtain baseline oral hygiene data based on principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care

Record patient-hygienist interactions as they occur in the patient's electronic health record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided

Provide oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for dental patients in various settings. Also may participate in delivering Oral Healthcare education and screenings at long-term care facilities, Head Start centers and community programs

Provide clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application, fluoride application, periodontal screening and administering local anesthetic consistent with professional practices and standards and in compliance with state law and clinical protocols

Integration of appropriate patient dental hygiene care with other healthcare professionals involved in the patient's health care management

Organize and perform preventive oral health presentations at on-site and off-site locations

Perform independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law as well as protocol and directive

Comply with policies and procedures for infection and exposure control, safety and HIPAA issues

Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care

Assist with various clinical and administrative functions as appropriate and as time permits

Maintain CE credits, growth, and development

Participate in a teamwork environment by assisting other doctor's, hygienists and assistants during down time

As directed by supervisor or director, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives

Responsible for personal compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local 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 confidentiality

General Expectations of persons in this position include (but are not limited to):

The passion to fully embrace and embody Sonrisas Dental Health's mission, vision and values

Comprehensive knowledge of oral hygiene care in various settings (outpatient clinic, nursing homes, Head Start centers, etc.)

Must be cognizant of the public health, social and economic factors which impact the overall health, and more specifically the oral health of Sonrisas' patients

Must be able to creatively work with other health care professionals from a variety of disciplines to achieve maximal program effectiveness and patient benefit

The ability to creatively solve problems through individual and/or programmatic action

The ability to utilize and/or learn computer skills and systems such as; but not limited to: Open Dental software, Microsoft Office, and other systems as needed

Physical Expectations: Those physical movements and the degree of mobility, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination normally associated with dental assisting in general practice dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. Prolonged sitting, standing, bending and twisting will be performed on a frequent basis. You may be asked to participate in lifting up to 50 pounds and assist with moving heavy carts (up to 75 lbs.) if applicable. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals and copiers is required. Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Frequent exposure to communicable disease, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

Sonrisas Dental Health 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.

Sonrisas Dental Health, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military status, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or age. Sonrisas Dental Health, Inc. complies with all Federal, State, and local labor and employment laws.

Skills:General PracticeBilingualOpen DentalSpanish

Compensation:$63-$72/hour PandoLogic. Keywords: Dental Hygienist, Location: Half Moon Bay, CA - 94019

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