Department: School Health
Location: Cambridge Public Health Department, Cambridge, MA
Employment Type: Per Diem
Job Type: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: Per Diem work
Date Posted: May-3-18
Requisition Number: hrq-xxxx1
• The per diem Dental Hygienist will participate in the Healthy Smiles Program
providing dental screenings, recording a database of students and screening
results, and coordinating evaluation efforts. Provide training for children about
oral health care as program needs.
Raise community and school awareness about the importance of children's dental health.
Job Purpose: Provide dental screenings, recording a database of students and
screening results, and coordinating evaluation efforts. Provide training for
children about oral health care as program needs. Sufficient mobility to negotiate
schools and to transport equipment and supplies between locations, multiple
locations may be used in a work day. Ability to enter data into a computer tablet
and to stand, lean forward and perform dental screenings for extended period of
time. Visual and auditory capabilities sufficient enough to recognize and respond
to children's needs. Sufficient speech abilities to communicate information to
children, teachers, and coworkers during dental screenings. Ability to work in a
demanding and busy environment; Ability to respond appropriately to children's
needs, prioritize responsibilities; Ability to manage multiple responsibilities at
one time and to correctly communicate information and complete forms on paper and
on computer tablet.
Qualifications/Requirements: At least two years' experience working as a dental
hygienist with children required; experience teaching school aged children oral
health instruction; experience in public health or community setting strongly
preferred; fluent in Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole preferred.
Will work approximately 6-8 hours per week.