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Brevard Health Alliance
June 12, 2023
Come launch the next step in your career where America launched its Space Program. Brevard Health Alliance, Brevard County’s only Federally Qualified Health Center, is currently recruiting for a Dental Hygienist to join us in the heart of Brevard County’s Space Coast. Since 2005 our focus has been on putting the “community” in Community Health while delivering healthcare to our 55,000+ patient diverse patient base.
Brevard Health Alliance offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive hiring package that includes a 401K with company match, a generous personal leave program, tuition assistance for continuing education, professional development, and the opportunity for upward mobility.
We are expanding, we are growing. If you would like the genuine opportunity to make a profound difference in the delivery of primary care and community health, we invite your interest and application after reviewing the specifics and requirements for the Dental Hygienist listed below.
The Dental Hygienist works both dependently and interdependently with the Dentist and dental assistant to provide superior quality, competitive value and outstanding service and care. Dental Hygienists provide excellent dental health care to patients of all ages; they perform routine administrative duties and direct patient care through oral examination and treatment of patients.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Graduate of a dental hygiene college or school approved by the board or accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association or its successor agency, if any, or any other dental hygiene program accrediting entity recognized by the United States Department of Education or minimum of 4 years of postsecondary dental education and received a dental school diploma which is comparable to a D.D.S. or D.M.D.
Current Registered Dental Hygiene Certification (State of Florida Licensed) with minimum 2 years current experience
Radiation Safety coursework and X-Ray Certification to meet Florida Radiography Requirements
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association
Ability to work well in a team environment, remains motivated, is self-directed, and demonstrates initiative
Improves the oral health of patients through the delivery of periodontal therapies and other dental hygiene-related services
Enhances the efficiency of the clinic by performing expanded duties as allowable by law and as directed by the Dentist
Ensures all patient records and related documents are managed and maintained timely, accurately, and consistent with all HIPAA and related regulations and requirements
Develops favorable relationships with all patients. Instructs patients and their family members on general oral health care and/or information related to post-treatment care as appropriate
Establishes favorable working relationships with all staff members associated with clinic operations including front office personnel, dental assistants, dentists, and related staff
Upholds and consistently represents the values and mission of the organization at all times. Represents the organization in a highly professional manner at all times. Ensures compliance and attention to all corporate policies and procedures
Maintains licensure and CEUs as required
Provides direct patient care and dental services as trained, licensed, and assigned
Assesses dental condition and needs of patient using approved patient screening procedures, including medical history review, dental charting, and periodontal charting
Completes patient chart within established standards. Verifies chart for completeness; enters all applicable data into the electronic medical record system (EMR)/electronic Dental record system
Seats patients courteously, accurately records vitals, triages as necessary and prepares patient for hygiene services
Educates patients in oral hygiene and dental care, including proper tooth brushing, flossing, nutrition and need for professional care
Maintains daily patient flow to ensure patients will be seen as soon as possible using all available resources. Enters patient information and treatment in electronic medical record system (EMR)/electronic Dental record system
Takes necessary diagnostic radiographs as indicated by treatment plan or provider
Performs additional hygiene services, including but not limited to patient education, prophylaxis, debridement, scaling and root planing, gingival curettage and adjunct tasks delegable by provider
Ensures all in office performed testing is recorded in appropriate log books
Disposes of biohazard waste according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards
Maintains supplies, equipment and sterilization of hygiene instruments. Maintains sterilization protocols and procedures and uses OSHA compliant techniques in sterilization and operatory preparation
Assists with discharging patients at the end of the visit
Works with business staff to ensure appropriate scheduling of patients and follow up
Completes Additional responsibilities delegated by Dentist
Takes ownership and represents Brevard Health Alliance’s mission and organizational goals established by the executive committee. These include, but are not limited to: Productivity, Quality, Patient Satisfaction, and Employee Retention. It is the duty of each BHA employee to incorporate these goals into all daily work routines, and strive to achieve and surpass all goals by working as a team. The mission and goals of BHA will be incorporated into each associate’s Key Performance Indicators and will be evaluated on a monthly and quarterly basis.
Weekly maintenance on dental units and Cavitron
Desired Start Date
Competitive with Market Rate for FQHC