Dental Hygienist in Saint Charles, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 10/27/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $30.00/per hour

POSITION PURPOSE

Main purpose is to ensure the delivery of quality dental services and to eliminate oral disease through preventive education, early intervention and comprehensive dental care. Positively influence healthy behaviors through outreach programs within our communities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – JOB SPECIFIC

Outreach
• Assist in Education/Promote oral health through presentations in local schools, civic organizations, community programs and various other entities
• Promote and assist with the implementation of the Preventive Services Program (PSP) in local schools

Clinical
• Perform patient screenings
• Assess oral health conditions
• Review of health history
• Perform oral cancer screening
• Perform head and neck inspection, along with intra oral and extra oral examination
• Dental charting accurately reflecting procedures and encounters
• Take and record blood pressure and pulse
• Take dental radiographs diagnosed by dentist
• Works closely with providing dentist to meet the oral health care needs of the patient
• Reviews and follows all dental clinic protocols, policies, and procedures
• Coordinate with team members to provide emergency care to patients
• Assist with meeting Compass Health’s production, and encounter goals by provider
• Remove calculus and plaque from all surfaces of patient’s teeth
• Applying preventive materials to patients’ teeth (sealants, fluoride)
• Educate patients about appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
• Counsel patients about nutrition and its impact on oral health
• Make impressions of patient’s teeth for study casts
• professional communication amongst team, and patients
• ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions
• conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
• help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment.
• Follow OSHA and CDC infection control guidelines
• Work in sterilization lab area
• Other duties as assigned

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES – COMPANY WIDE

• Regularly attends work except for approved absences
• Attends all training as required
• Maintain professional, “champion” behavior
• Provides quality customer service
• Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
• Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
• Team oriented and values diversity

DESIRED DEMONSTRATED KEY COMPETENCIES

• Analytical Thinking
• Change Readiness
• Collaborative Relationships
• Conflict Resolution
• Creative Thinking
• Communication – Oral
• Communication – Written
• Decision Making
• Empowers Others
• Flexible Thinking
• Forward Thinking
• Leadership
• Multitasking/Planning
• Organizational/Time Management
• Problem Solving
• Project Management
• Risk Management/ Assessment
• Strategic Thinking
• Teamwork
• Technical Expertise

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & EXPOSURE RISK

• Regular exposure to blood and/or body fluids
• Regular exposure to radiation sources
• Regular exposure to biohazard waste materials
• Regular exposure to electrical hazards
• Operating vehicles or machinery

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION

• Associate’s degree in dental hygiene required
• Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE

• Demonstrates professional commitment to providing services to underserved persons
• Computer literate in electronic mail, word processing, and office management system software

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Dental Hygienist in the state of Missouri required

 

 

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.