Posted: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 5:21 PM
FULL TIME and PER DIEM POSITIONS : High school diploma or general education equivalent (GED). Successful completion of an accredited dental hygienist program. Current Registered Dental Hygienist with state licensure. Current CPR and radiation safety certificate. Certification to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. Role: Provide quality dental care and associated services to patients using established dental hygiene procedures under the general supervision of staff dentists and the Dental Director. Work as part of a clinic team to continually improve the quality services provided as stated in NAC 631.210. Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) provides quality dental care and associated services to patients under the general supervision of the staff dentists and Dental Director and using established dental hygiene procedures. The RDH assists other staff in a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties, and performs broad responsibilities for clinic and community dental health education activities. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the essential functions, practices and procedures of a dental clinic/office. Knowledge of established oral hygiene concepts and periodontal therapies. Knowledge of ADA and ICD-9-CM coding. Knowledge of HIPAA regulations and requirements regarding patient records, encounters and documentation. Knowledge of clinic infection control procedures, cleaning and sterilization of instruments, tray setup and materials. Knowledge of lab procedures and documentation. Knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient's physical, psychosocial, educational and safety needs. Skill in operating personal computer utilizing dental software (Dentrix Enterprise), word processing, databases and e-mail. Skill in operating dental office equipment. Skill in accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to provide direct patient care and dental services as trained, licensed, and assigned. Ability to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide (with certification). Ability to assess dental condition and needs of patient using approved patient screening procedures, including medical history review, dental charting, and periodontal charting. Ability to evaluate overall oral health, examining oral cavity for signs of periodontal disease or possible cancers, including recessed and bleeding gums and oral lesions. Ability to expose, process and mount radiograph films (digital). Ability to apply sterile techniques and infectious control and exposure procedures. Ability to provide oral hygiene, dietary, and tobacco use prevention instruction. Ability to manage difficult customer/patient situations. Ability to interact positively with diverse, sometimes difficult and demanding patient population. Ability to provide service in a manner that is appropriate for the patient's age. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, most importantly patient financial and medical information. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables. Ability to work independently, prioritize and solve problems. Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions. Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and to enhance teamwork in the clinics and overall Community Health Alliance (CHA) organization. Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner. Ability to understand and respond appropriately, effectively and sensitively to special population groups as defined by race, ethnicity, language, age, sex, etc. Ability to hear and speak well enough to converse over telephone and interview patient. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis. Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling). Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. Reasonable accommodation will be made for physical limitations on an individual basis.
• Location: Reno
• Post ID: 37039072 reno