Aug 29, 2019

Dental Hygienist (14820)

  • Vighter Medical Group
  • Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
Full-Time Health Care Professional Services Program Management

Job Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Company: Vighter Medic--al Group LLC
Title: Dental Hygienist
Position Type: Contract 13 Week Assignment or temp to perm or perm
Location: Mancelona, MI
Reports to: Project Manager
Shift Type: Days, 8:00am-4:30pm, 8 hours, Monday-Friday during clinic hours, closed for all major holidays (part-time 24-hour guarantee), no weekend requirements, no on call requirements
Job Summary:
Vighter is recruiting a contract dental hygienist to assist the doctor in documenting the current clinical condition and recommending treatment to provide the appropriate level of clinical care at Dental Clinics North-Mancelona. The registered dental hygienist promotes dental health through the direct delivery of oral hygiene and appropriate preventative services.
Principle Accountabilities:
  • Performs prophylaxes.
  • Perform root planning.
  • Apply sealants.
  • Update patient health history and all required information.
  • Dental charting existing restorations and missing teeth.
  • Periodontal charting annually as PSR indicates.
  • Placement of sub gingival medicaments as available.
  • Take patient's blood pressure.
  • Take x-rays.
  • Take impressions for diagnostic models.
  • Presentation of initial findings and recommended periodontal treatment.
  • Confidently answer patient questions regarding any necessary treatment, give oral hygiene instructions to patients.
  • Enter treatment performed and treatment plans in the chart.
  • Assist in recare scheduling.
  • Disinfect operatory and sterilize instruments.
  • Assist the Doctor, Dental Assistants and Front Desk Staff as needed.
  • Polish dental restorations.
  • Assist in the triage and treatment of emergency patients.
  • Administer local anesthetic.
  • Obtains baseline oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care.
  • Develop preliminary treatment plans for clients prior to Drs exam. Review treatment plans with client and explain options available.
  • Provides clinical oral hygiene services including dental x-rays, prophylaxis, scaling, sealant and/or fluoride application consistent with accepted professional practices and standards and in compliance with applicable state laws and agency protocols.
  • Responsible for inventory control and ordering hygiene materials following established purchasing procedures.
  • Insures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with the Dental Department directives and agency policy as well as state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Experience with Intra-oral camera, plasma arc curing light, electronic blood pressure cuff, ultrasonic scalers, autoclave, radiographic equipment.
Credentialing Requirements:
  • Current unrestricted Michigan state license to practice as a dental hygienist Required
  • Bachelors degree Required
  • Must be authorized to work for any employer in the USA
  • Shall not have been convicted of a felony
  • Shall be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Shall be able to operate a personal computer utilizing Microsoft applications, such as Explorer, Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. so as to efficiently create and/or utilize an Electronic Medical Record
Education:
  • Evidence of graduation from baccalaureate Required
Experience:
  • New grads accepted
Travel:
  • None
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
  • Must be able to sit for more than 8 hours per day
  • Must be willing to work overtime if necessary
  • Must be able to use an elevator or walk up and down stairs
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and carry up to 10 feet
  • Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above and below shoulders
  • Must be able to read and interpret handwritten and typewritten print
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
  • Must be able to pass a 5-panel urine drug screen
Benefits:
  • General Liability, Professional Liability, and Medical Malpractice Insurance paid for by the company
  • Full-time employees receive Health, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Voluntary Life, Accidental Disability & Dismemberment, 4% retirement match 401K, Short-term and Long-term Disability, Critical Illness, and Accident Coverage .


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