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Dental Hygienist Job in San Antonio, TX (236153)

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Job Id/Status: 236153 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:12/10/2018
Position:Dental Hygienist
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
Location: San Antonio, TX 78221
Location of the available position(s) are Southwest San Antonio. We are currently seeking a Permanent Full Time Dental Hygienist to add to our team of xxx+ employees. CentroMed is recognized in San Antonio and the surrounding areas as a leading health care provider for quality customer service, clinical excellence, comprehensive care, and responsiveness to community needs. JOB DESCRIPTION: Provide quality dental care and associated services to patients under the general supervision of a dentist using established dental hygiene procedures. Assist other staff in a variety of patient care, office and sterilization duties. Perform broad responsibilities for clinic and community dental health education activities. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Achieve Results 1. Improve the oral health of patients through the delivery of periodontal therapies and other dental hygiene-related services. 2. Enhance the efficiency of the clinic by performing expanded duties as allowable by law and as directed by the dentist. 3. Ensure all patients enjoy a positive experience, and are treated with the care and compassion. 4. Ensure all patient records and related documentation are managed and maintained timely, accurately, and consistent with all HIPAA and related regulations and requirements. Operational Excellence 5. Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes, and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards, as well as clinic policies and procedures. 6. Ensure direct patient care is delivered using established dental hygiene procedures. Relationships 7. Develop favorable relationships with all patients. Interact positively with patients to provide information and education about oral hygiene, handle and resolve patient concerns with enthusiasm and empathy. 8. Establish favorable working relationships with all staff members associated with clinic operations, including Patient Services Reps (PSR), dental assistants, dentists, and related staff. Stewardship and Professionalism 9. Uphold and consistently represent the values and mission of CentroMed at all times. Represent the CentroMed in a highly professional manner at all times. 10. Ensure compliance and attention to all corporate policies and procedures. 11. Complete continuing education as necessary to retain state license. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Provide direct patient care and dental services as trained, licensed, and assigned. Assess dental condition and needs of patient using approved patient screening procedures, including medical history review, dental charting, and periodontal charting. 2. Evaluate overall oral health, examining oral cavity for signs of periodontal disease or possible cancers, including recessed & bleeding gums, and oral lesions. 3. Expose, process radiograph films. 4. Document dental history or chief complaint; record and report pertinent observations and patient reactions to dentists, as appropriate. 5. Document lab procedures and ensure follow up on results. 6. Follow through with oral hygiene procedures in accordance with treatment plans prescribed by the attending dentist. Procedures may include: Prophylaxis, periodontal scaling, root planning, debridement, supra and subgingival scaling and curettage, application of fluoride treatments, and application of protective sealants. 7. Assist with or initiate emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients. 8. Conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentists. 9. Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment. 10. Educate patients in oral hygiene and dental care, including proper tooth brushing, flossing, nutrition and need for professional care. 11. Demonstrate commitment to the mission of CentroMed in promoting dental health. 12. Interact positively with a diverse, sometimes difficult, and demanding patient population.Provide service in a manner that is appropriate for the patient’s age; demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient’s physical, psychosocial, educational and safety needs. 13. Read, write, and maintain patient records and related administrative documentation. 14. Utilize the requisite tools, systems, technology and equipment in the collection of patient data, records management and collections. 15. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of dentistry procedures, clinic infection control procedures, cleaning and sterilization of instruments, tray setup and materials. 16. Demonstrate knowledge of established oral hygiene concepts and periodontal therapies. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education A. High school diploma or equivalent. B. Successful completion of an accredited dental hygienist program. C. Current Registered Dental Hygienist with state licensure. D. Current CPR. Professional A. Demonstrates success with clear thinking and ability to reorganize as needed. B. Demonstrates success in working independently, prioritization and problem solving. C. Demonstrates success in organization abilities. D. Demonstrates success in computer skills including ability to use computer for scheduling, dental records and digital x-rays. E. Demonstrates success in customer service/patient services or working with the general public, preferably in a medical care facility. F. Demonstrates success in managing difficult customer/patient situations G. Significant knowledge of dental practices and procedures. H. Demonstrates success and experience with direct patient services and the proper knowledge and use of dental devices and equipment. Physical/Environmental A. Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred. B. Ability to move freely (Bending, reaching, standing, stooping, walking, pushing and pulling). C. A medium to high level of manual dexterity required. Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. D. Occasional lifting of 20 lbs and pushing of 5-20 lbs E. Normal accessibility and mobility throughout the region required F. Normal overtime/extended work hours Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure __X___ Category I: Job classification includes ALL employees who have occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (blood or body fluids) while performing their job duties.