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Konza Prairie Community Health Center
April 14, 2022
Konza is seeking a full-time, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) to join a growing team of caring and compassionate healthcare providers in Junction City, Kansas. The RDH will perform a variety of oral health clinical procedures and provide oral health education. In the dental clinic, the dentist and dental hygienist work together to meet the oral health needs of our patients.
Current, unencumbered State of Kansas Dental Hygiene License from an accredited dental hygiene education program.
CPR certification for Health Care Providers, required.
Current vaccination record meeting ACIP Healthcare Workers Recommendations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse
Documents area of existing restorations and notable areas of possible decay and disease for dentist' s review. When appropriate, may call in dentist for immediate consultation.
Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
Removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth
Administering nitrous oxide sedation and local anesthesia
Applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides)
Teaching patient’s appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health, answering patient questions and providing other educational information relevant to oral hygiene; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing, nutritional counseling, smoking cessation)
Practices universal precautions and other sterilization and infection control procedures, and maintains equipment
Making impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs)
Provides associated administrative support, including maintaining patient documentation, patient communication, and other record-keeping
Performs and other duties as assigned by supervisor
The preceding list of essential functions and major responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to manipulate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
All employees are responsible for complying with facility safety policies and procedures and shall take the necessary measures to ensure a safe environment for oneself, co- workers, patients, and visitors.
Blood Borne Pathogen Job Classification:
Category I - May have some exposure to occupational disease.
High - Any breach of such confidence would be regarded as grounds for disciplinary action.
Impact of Actions:
Work can be easily checked for compliance with standards and procedures. Actions may affect the work of others and the health and safety of patients.
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