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LLD / Hygienist in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Description

Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities:

  • Prepare operatory for patient care by cleaning, sanitizing and maintaining equipment, sterilizing and sharpening equipment.

  • Greet the patient, making them feel at-ease and comfortable.

  • Take and record medical and dental histories and updated personal information in patient’s chart.

  • Expose and develop x-ray film.

  • Make intra oral impressions for study casts.

  • Pour study models, trim, make bleaching trays. Dispense bleach and inform proper usage to patient.

  • Perform full mouth periodontal probing or PSR on initial and appropriate subsequent visits. Record findings; note bleeding mobility, furcae involvement and tissue tone in patient’s chart.

  • Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth supra and sub-gingivally.

  • Scaling Root Planning and Periodontic maintenance cleanings, determine whether patient needs 3, 4 or 6-month recall.

  • Apply fluorides and other decay preventing agents to arrest dental decay.

  • Polish and floss teeth

  • Remove excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth.

  • Evaluate emergency patient’s oral issues.

  • Provide clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health such as brushing, flossing, and other plaque control methods.

  • Apply sealant to the surfaces of teeth per diagnosis of dentist.

  • Prioritize activities and assignments as to their relative importance.

  • Exercise care in the completion of work assignments and request direction when needed.

  • Implement improvement measures and suggests ways to improve efficiency of operation and working conditions.

  • Attend all mandatory office and health center meetings.

  • Works as part of team and works at the Fitchburg Community Health Center as required.

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment of the health center mission

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Dental Surgery.

  • Meet the State of Massachusetts requirement for Limited License Dentists

  • Certified in CPR

  • Valid Massachusetts Limited License in Dentistry

  • Minimum of one (1) year professional experience preferred.

  • Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English

Competencies: Individual departments will develop competencies which will be communicated and maintained through CHC’s performance evaluation system

Supervision Exercised: Functional responsibility for Chair-side Dental Assistant

Environmental Working Conditions : The environment is a normal office environment of a busy Community Health Center. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to saliva and blood-borne pathogens. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of radiation.

Physical and Mental Requirements: The physical and mental demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job with or without a reasonable accommodation. The individual must be in good health of mind and body with the physical dexterity and vision suitable to accomplish the job duties outlined above. Knowledge of proper patient transfer assistance is also required and the ability to lift as much as 50 pounds may be necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • Bilingual (Portuguese/Eng.): Novice

  • Bilingual (Spanish/Eng.): Novice

Behaviors

Preferred

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Preferred

  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Education

Required

  • Bachelors or better in Dental

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • CPR

  • Limited Licensed Dentist

Experience

Preferred

  • 1 year: Professional experience
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