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Dental Hygienist Job in Sarasota, FL 34237
(Job ID: 419276)



Sarasota, FL 34237



Nov 20, 2023




Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri


#419276 ACTIVE


CAN Community Health


Schedule: Monday - Thursday: 8:30 to 5:30, Friday: 8:30 to 12:30. Job Title: Dental Hygienist Date Prepared: 04.05.2006 Classification: Hourly-Non-Exempt Revision Date: 03.29.2022 Statement of Purpose: Under general supervision, provides a range of clinical, administrative and staff support to a dental service operation. Assists in the performance of dental and radiography procedures; prepares, cleans, sterilizes, and maintains dental equipment and supplies in accordance with established protocol, procedures and policies aligning with CDC, ADA, and OSHA standards. Coordinates initial patient evaluation and implementation of dental plan. Responsible for patient documentation and office support. CAN Values: 1. Recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual. 2. Treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness. 3. Act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness in the way I conduct my business and the way I live my life. 4. Trust my colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect, and dignity. Primary Tasks: 1. Promotes and practices CAN Community Health, Inc.’s mission and values and follows its policies and procedures. 2. Display professionalism, patient centeredness and team collaborative attitudes and behaviors. 3. Comply with HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. 4. Familiarity with CAN Community Health, Inc.’s program philosophies, goals, and objectives. Be cognizant of and comply with all CAN’s policies and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations. 5. Review and update dental provider protocols and participate in Quality Assurance programs to minimize risk, in collaboration with the Director of Dental Operations. 6. Participate in Peer Review activities as requested by the Director of Dental Operations. 7. Report as needed to the Director of Dental Operations and Practice Administrator any pertinent information or situations that impact on patient care dental or clinical operations or CAN’s liability 8. Maintain OSHA standards regarding handling and removal of bio-hazardous waste, including bags and Sharps containers. 9. Follow Infection Control guidelines and protocols according to CAN’s exposure and control plan. 10. Inspects, reports and processes maintenance records of assigned dental equipment. Communicates with Director of Dental Operations any need for scheduled maintenance or repairs 11. Prepares, sterilizes, organizes, and sets up dental equipment, ensures that assigned dental instruments are cleaned, dated, and processed according to established clinic protocol and CDC, OSHA, ADA, state, and county standards. 12. Inspects, reports and processes maintenance records of dental radiographic equipment. Communicates with Director of Dental Operations any need for scheduled maintenance or repairs. As necessary. 13. When necessary be responsible for monitoring, maintenance and recordkeeping of radiation safety procedures and protocols, processing the dosimeter for reporting, which should be filed in the radiation binder. 14. Responsible for always wearing a radiation dosimeter. 15. Obtains and processes dental radiographs per dental provider orders, follows the radiograph workflow to upload in EMR. 16. Perform a preliminary examination; blood pressure and pulse, recording the reading in the EMR. 17. Taking and recording medical and dental histories in the EMR, including a second COVID screening and vaccination. 18. Apply dental hygiene techniques-including removal of calculus, plaque, and accretions above and below the gingival margin. 19. Provides chair side assistance to dentist in the performance of dental procedures, to include operative, preventive, periodontal, endodontic, prosthetic and/or oral surgical procedures. As necessary. 20. Suture removal. 21. Apply sealants and fluoride, provide general and specific guidelines to patients about oral health, and dental care. 22. Provide patients with post procedure care. 23. Assist with Quality Control processes. Discuss with Director of Dental Operations. 24. Assist in managing medical and dental emergencies, follow Code Blue procedure. 25. Clean dental operatory, laboratory, autoclave, x-ray processor and ultrasonic cleaner and other instruments as needed. 26. Maintain complete dental patient records during downtime, follow downtime protocol. 27. Collaborate with insurance predetermination of benefits with dental biller. 28. Communicates insurance benefits and patient financial responsibility to patients Secondary Tasks: 1. Attend dental staff meetings as well as mandatory corporate meetings. 2. Coordinate patient scheduling according to the dental plan 3. Assist the dental provider with screening and education programs, including offsite venues if applicable. 4. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal, state, and professional regulations, procedures, and protocols. 5. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of coding and billing requirements. Provide accurate coding information on encounter tickets that corresponds to care given and documented in progress notes. 6. Carry out any other activities deemed appropriate by the Director of Dental Services. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Ability to ensure maintenance of dental equipment. 2. Skilled in Dental Radiologic techniques. 3. Knowledge of sterilization techniques and processes. 4. Strong organizational and communication skills. 5. Problem-solving techniques and ability. 6. Proficiency with Dental EMR software Education/Professional: • Graduate of an accredited school of dental hygiene. • Licensed as a Dental Hygienist in the state of dental clinic location. • High School Degree or Equivalent • Dental Radiographer Certificate • Current valid BLS Certification CAN Required Trainings: • General Orientation • HIV/AIDS • Violence in the Workplace • Sexual Harassment • HIPAA • Health Stream Courses (as assigned) Physical Demands: • Neat professional appearance • Exerts up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force a constantly in lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body when occasionally assisting and positioning patients, reposition equipment and lifting supplies. • Involves walking or standing for 80% of the time, sitting the remainder of time. • Requires expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, visual and auditory acuity. • Potential environmental exposure to a variety of contagious diseases and other patient related conditions. Machines/Equipment andamp; Tools Used: • Computer Equipment • Multi-line Telephone • Fax andamp; Other Business Machines / Technology Machines/Equipment andamp; Tools Used: 1. Computer Equipment 2. Multi-line Telephone 3. Fax andamp; Other Business Machines / Technology 4. Ability to Operate a Motor Vehicle with a valid driver’s license. 5. Dental operatory and laboratory equipment 6. Dental and dental hygiene instruments Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of an employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Responsible To: Director of Dental Operations

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