Jan 22, 2022
Are you a value-driven and compassionate Registered Dental Hygienist that believes in providing quality care that has a positive effect on our communities? Do you desire to work for an organization with alluring benefits, a four-day work week, and student loan assistance? If the answer is YES, the Community Health Network (CHN) may be the right fit for you! At Community Health Network, we are driven to create extraordinary experiences for our patients and our employees. Our objective is to provide opportunities that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care. Community Health Network is seeking a full-time mission-minded Registered Dental Hygienist that will provide exceptional oral hygiene, appropriate preventative care, and possess a strong desire to deliver outstanding care and education to Community Health Network’s patients and community. Your expertise will be embedded in an integrated care clinic that follows patient-centered medical home (PCMH) guidelines and principles. The ideal candidate should align with the organization’s mission, “to provide quality care that uplifts, supports, and shapes healthy communities while addressing financial and social barriers”. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Educates the community, patients, and family in oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health related disease prevention. • Assists in the provision of continuing education, on-the-job training, and the orientation of CHN staff as requested. • Participates in short- and long-term program planning for the Dental department and the center including development of goals and objectives. • Assists in the coordination and integration of CHN’s dental programs and services with other programs and services for the welfare of CHN’s patients. • Ensures full compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center, regulations, protocols, and procedures governing the practice of oral hygiene and the clinical provision of dental care; as well as those relating to, but not limited to workplace safety, public health, and confidentiality. • Provides clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application, fluoride application, and exposing radiographs consistent with accepted professional practices and standards in compliance. • Obtains baselines oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care. • Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by the Dental Director in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department protocols and directives CHN offers a competitive benefits package: • Progressive time-off • Competitive compensation • 401K with company matching. • Fully paid health and dental coverage • Ongoing training/development and access to a variety of resources and tools • 40 hour of annual CE and $1500 stipend • Eligibility to participate in HRSA’s Loan Forgiveness Program • And More! Education and Qualifications: • Associate degree or Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene, required Certificates, licenses, and registrations required: • Licensed as a Dental Hygienist by the State of Texas. • CPR Certification Computer skills required: • Microsoft Office • Open Dental (preferred) Other skills required/preferred: • At least 2 – 5 years of clinical experience, preferred but NOT required • Ability to be clinically fluent in Spanish preferred. • Knowledge of public health principles and practices preferred. • Ability to work with people of all socioeconomic levels. • Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required. • Must be FTCA coverage or private professional malpractice insurance obtainable. • High ethical standards. • Must be a team player, well-organized and self-directed. • Excellent communication skills. • Ability to relate to people at all levels in the organization. • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. • Consumer advocate for quality health and dental care and services. • Ability to operate computer, copier, and fax machine. If you are interested in learning more about the position and/or organization please email me, I look forward to hearing from you!
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