Registered Dental Hygienist
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Salina, KS 67401
Hiring Range = $55,000 – $58,000\annually
Please note that the hiring range can vary by ECP certification.
To deliver a full range of oral hygiene services and education to patient panel; reports to the Chief Operations Officer. This is a full time, 40 hours a week position with occasional overtime; office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday’s 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This position will require OSHA training and will be subject to blood and other bodily fluids. In accordance with HIPAA regulations, this position requires full access to Protected Health Information (PHI). Such disclosure is necessary to perform the requirements of the job. Confidentiality of PHI must be maintained.
Salina Family Healthcare Center (SFHC) is dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered care and creates a culture of continuous quality improvement. Each employee is expected to work collaboratively within the department and with other departments to ensure patients receive quality care. Employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner that leaves both the employee and SFHC in a positive light. Maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a cordial manner with customers, clients, co-workers, and management is essential.
The position requires normal range of body motion, hearing and eyesight in order to perform duties of the position. Requires hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, scanner, calculator and other office equipment. Employee must be able to write, speak, and hear. Employee must be able to read small print both on paper and on a computer screen for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Frequent standing and walking required for extended periods of time (6-8 hours). Occasionally you may lift and/or carry items weighing up to 70 pounds, bending, stooping, and stretching. Interaction with others is frequent and can often be disruptive so the ability to multi task is important. This is a medical office environment involving frequent contact with staff and patients. There will be exposure to airborne and bloodborne pathogens, and hazardous materials common in a clinic. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
1. Preventative and rehabilitative caries control and periodontal services:
a. Routine prophylaxis and topical application;
b. Scale supra and sub-gingival tooth surfaces;
c. Scale and Root Planning;
d. Properly expose, scan, and mount oral radiographs;
e. May use local anesthetic for procedures as needed, if licensed;
f. Use safety precautions to protect patient and self.
a. Existing caries and restorations, missing teeth and prostheses;
b. Complete perio charting;
c. Complete head and neck exam, including soft tissue pathology.
a. Educate patients on oral health maintenance and prevention (brushing, flossing, plaque control, diet, etc.);
b. Benefit of fluoride;
c. Educate patients on what their treatment plan means.
4. If the RDH has an Extended Care Permit (I, II, or III), he/she may perform allowed services under the supervision of a clinic dentist and/or may coordinate ECP scheduling and administration as needed.
5. Actively participate in all appropriate clinic-wide quality assurance program initiatives, including but not limited to chart audits, clinical quality measures, and patient satisfaction metrics.
6. Attend meetings as required (Joint Staff, Department, etc.).
7. Rotate to Medical Clinic for Medical/Dental integration.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Ability to prioritize tasks to provide appropriate efficient and quality patient care.
2. Ability to anticipate and react calmly in emergency situations.
3. Knowledge of HIPAA privacy rules and regulations.
4. Knowledge and experience with Dentrix, Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets, Windows, databases, graphs and the ability to write reports and correspondence by using proficient grammar, spelling and punctuation.
5. Enthusiasm for working as a member of a team in a rapidly changing environment.
6. Willingness to educate patients and the community in oral healthcare and the role of the dental care team.
7. Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize them to provide appropriate, efficient, and quality patient care.
8. Excellent customer service skills and ability to effectively and respectfully interact with unsatisfied patients and coworkers.
9. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, coworkers, and the public.
10. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
11. Ability to evaluate statistics and data and make appropriate recommendations.
12. Ability to work under pressure.
13. Excellent organizational skills.
14. Ability to work independently and use good judgment.
15. Must be able to document in a neat, legible manner and be able to spell dental terminology correctly.
16. Effective and efficient time management.
17. Ability to accurately document procedures in electronic record.
18. Ability to follow written policies and procedures.
19. Knowledge of standard office machines including copier, fax, multi-line phones, printers, scanners, etc.
Education and Experience
1. High school diploma or equivalent is required;
2. Graduation from a certified RDH program;
3. Current Kansas License;
4. Prefer at least one year experience;
5. Must have and maintain CPR certification;
6. Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse participant- and employee-base.