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Public Health Management Corporation Dental
May 8, 2023
Full Time Hygienist:
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PHMC is proud to be a leader in public health. PHMC requires that all employees are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by the first day of employment. We will offer the Covid-19 vaccination at no cost, via our Health Centers.
Our Mission is to be the premier regional provider of integrated, community-based healthcare
by combining evidence-based clinical practices, outstanding patient service, innovative care partnerships, and team-driven excellence, within a healthy fiscal environment.
Summary job Description:
Under the general supervision of a Dentist at Public Health Management Corp, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and using established dental hygiene protocols and procedures, the Dental Hygienist provides professional, high-quality dental care and education to a broad range of patients within the scope of service consistent with accepted standards of care. This position offers support where needed to ensure smooth, efficient running of the Dental Program. The Dental Hygienist also participates in the ongoing evaluation of Dental Program operations to assure the delivery of high-quality services that support the financial sustainability of the program.
Age/Patient Populations Served: All Populations
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluates patients and implements treatment regimens under the supervision of the Dentist. Provides complete documentation of all findings, treatments and outcomes.
Assesses dental conditions and risk, uses patient screening procedures, including medical history review, dental charting and perio-charting; takes patient vital signs as required.
Delivers direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established dental hygienist procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants, fluoride varnishes, and related procedures.
Develops and implements individualized dental care plans for patients; performs patient education and risk protocols, discharge planning, and patient/family teaching under the supervision of a dentist.
Initiates oral health education and prevention activities.
Documents dental history of chief complaint; records and reports pertinent observations and patient reactions to dental staff, as appropriate; documents lab procedures and ensure follow-up on result.
Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse development during treatment of patients.
Assumes responsibility for the upkeep of the dental operatory and equipment.
Initiates patient care as appropriate for walk-in patients.
Participates in Quality Improvement activities as requested by the Dentist/Clinical Director
Assists in the preparation of patient care areas, and in the patient admission, transfer and discharge process, as required; prepares reports and assists as required with patient reception, telephone calls, routine triage and other office duties.
When needed, provides chair-side assistance to the dentist in the performance of special tests, procedures and complex treatments.
Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of dental equipment in assigned operatories and for the assigned equipment. Regularly and thoroughly performs maintenance of assigned equipment.
Uses downtime to clean and restock operatories.
Performs miscellaneous duties within the Dental Program as assigned.
Participates in local outreach events as coordinated by PHMC Dental
PHMC Compliance Responsibilities:
Understands and adheres to PHMC compliance standards as they appear in the PHMC Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowers and Conflict of Interest Policies.
Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and PHMC regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
Comply with HIPAA and Confidentiality Policies and Procedures as they apply to the job.
Comply with Department of Public Health (DPH), The Joint Commission and other accreditation and regulatory agencies standards.
Adhere to all PHMC Policies and Procedures.
Knowledge and adherence to Infection Control and Environment of Care Guidelines and Procedures as described in the annual education module.
Maintain MDS sheets according to federal and state regulatory agencies
Keeps all required Certifications current
Completes all Continuing Education requirements according to PHMC University
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to analyze medical records and prescribed protocol to formulate effective therapeutic treatment plans.
Knowledge of Federal, State and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental outpatient services.
Ability to independently assess the nature and extent of dental disease and associated conditions and pathology in dental patients.
Ability to perform a full range of established dental hygienist protocols and procedures.
Knowledge of patient screening, charting and medical history procedures and documentation.
Knowledge and understanding of dental surgery and associated procedures, terminology and techniques.
Ability to set up and prepare dental equipment and instrumentation in accordance with established regulations and guidelines.
Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical co-workers.
Knowledge of patient admission, triage, transfer and discharge procedures and documentation.
Ability to manage the dental office infection control plan to meet OSHA, CDC and ADA standards. Is a team player; works cooperatively with other Dental Program staff.
Accepts and offers guidance and supervision as appropriate
Attends and participates in staff meeting to review team progress in meeting financial and productivity goals for the dental program.
Places a high value on personal and departmental performance excellence.
Adheres to office dress code and standards of behavior.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Uses sick time appropriately.
Responds professionally to high-pressure situations and time limits.
Works independently with a minimum amount of supervision.
EXPERIENCE: One to two years of experience in a dental office environment.
Registered dental hygienist (RDH) from an accredited program with a current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania
Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner Certification preferred
Current CPR certification
Pursues appropriate CEUs as required to maintain licensure and stay abreast of advances in the field of dentistry, especially in areas related to the scope of dental hygiene practice
Position requires standing 2/3 of the time, walking 2/3 of the time, requires sitting under 1/3 of the time, use of hands and/or fingers to handle or feel 2/3 of the time, ability to reach with hands and arms, under and/or over 1/3 of the time, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl under 1/3 of the time, talk or hear over 2/3 of the time. Position requires lifting up to 10 lbs. up to 1/3 of the time.
Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) and exposure to blood borne pathogens that will require the use of personal protective equipment.
Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, unpleasant odors and/or loud noises.
Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
Salary: Based on education and experience – Pay Grade 21
Desired Start Date