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September 25, 2023
Colville & Newport
Are you ready to serve your community? NEW Health is looking for hygienists who believe in our mission and are dedicated and passionate about their work. Every position at NEW Health provides a chance to impact patient lives on a daily basis and improve the overall health of the communities of the Tri-County area of Northeastern Washington, including Stevens, Ferry, and Pend Oreille counties. NEW Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), private non-profit 501(c)(3) with a longstanding commitment to serving our patients locally and with a community voice.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs scaling/root planning, cleaning, polishing of teeth as required.
May provide sealants, screenings/radiographs, restorative fills, etc. as needed.
Administers local anesthesia.
Records evaluations of oral condition on dental charts.
Gives oral hygiene instructions, dietary advice and provides information about necessary dental care.
Setup and cleanup of own room and instruments.
Participates in the development and implementation of provider productivity standards.
Participates in staff meetings and in-service training as directed by Dental Director.
Represents NEWHP at conferences, meetings, and continuing education programs.
Treats patients with highest respect in all functions of job and maintains patient confidentiality.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education/Experience: Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program required. Previous experience in a community dental clinic preferred. Valid hygienist licensure in Washington State required. Must be able to secure credentialing through identified agencies (Medicaid, etc.).
Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills required. Computer skills required.
Hygienists are required to stand under 1/3rd of the day; while sitting, and being mobile are required
1/3rd to 2/3rd of the time. They are required to use hands to finger, handle or feel over 2/3rd of the time, as well as reach with hands and arms. Climbing, kneeling or crouching occurs less than 1/3rd of the time; while balancing, stooping and crouching occur between 1/3rd and 2/3rd of the day. Communicating by talking/ hearing occurs over 2/3rd of the day. Smelling occurs between 1/3rd and 2/3rd of the day. Amount of time spent lifting or exerting force is about 30% for up to 10lbs. Rarely is there a need to lift more than 11lbs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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