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NEW Health

WA

July 1, 2024

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Springdale, Newport, and Colville

Committed to bringing healthcare into communities and communities into healthcare since 1978, NEW Health is rural northeast Washington’s leading non-profit primary care provider. We treat all patients with the respect they deserve while providing high-quality, integrated medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. 


NEW Health has been named one of the best places to work in the Inland Northwest! This award from the Spokane Journal of Business is based on an analysis of our company benefits and policies, along with a confidential employee survey to evaluate workplace experience in the areas of engagement and satisfaction including: Work-Life Balance, Role Satisfaction, Communication and Workplace Culture, Training, Technology and Development, and Diversity and Inclusion.  


Our workforce development program, NEW Health University, is nationally recognized for developing local career pathway training with a goal to retain rural youth. For providers, this means you will be surrounded by a well-trained support team so you can focus on treating your patients. 


Loan Repayment Opportunities 

NEW Health is a non-profit federally qualified health center (FQHC). NEW Health is a member of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarships and loan repayment program. We are an NHSC approved site with a Primary Care HPSA Score of 17, a Dental HPSA Score of 20, and a Mental Health HPSA Score of 20. Additionally, NEW Health licensed health professionals are eligible to apply for the Washington State Health Professional Loan Repayment Program. 


Benefits with You and Your Family in Mind 

-Four weeks of paid time off plus nine paid holidays 

-Medical and Vision insurance for you and your family is 100% paid for by NEW Health  

-Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account options 

-Free Life Flight membership for your family 

-401(k) plan with matching contribution 

-Continuing Professional Education, license, and tuition reimbursement opportunities  

The above list is not inclusive of all full-time employee benefits and is dependent upon eligibility criteria. 


Purpose of Job:

Improve the overall health of the communities we serve by providing oral health care to adults and children as follows:


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.

-Travel may be required.


Qualifications 

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.


Physical Demands:

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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$43.99-$55.48 Hourly

Dental Hygienist

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