Dental Hygienist

9610 N Metro Center Pkwy W Phoenix, AZ 85051 • Healthcare • Full-Time

Salary Range: 

$77000.00 - $82000.00 year

Dental Hygienist

www.adelantehealthcare.com

Who Are We?

At Adelante Healthcare, we believe that healthy people create healthy communities. Our mission is to improve the health of our communities by providing the highest level of primary and preventive care, making it affordable for everyone. For over 40 years, we have been dedicated to serving our communities by providing healthcare to those most vulnerable by offering health care services at nine locations throughout Maricopa County. By joining the Adelante Healthcare team, you become part of a patient centered caring organization that is playing a vital role in helping our communities.

Our Amazing Benefits

We offer a culture that values caring, professional development, growth, and sustainability. We provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits program including Medical, Dental, and Vision, available DAY ONE!

  • 5 weeks Paid Time Off annually
  • 10 paid Holidays annually
  • 1 week CME time annually with a $2,500 allowance
  • 403b Retirement Account Savings Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement for eligible programs
  • Employer-paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • And MORE

Position Summary

The dental hygienist performs professional dental care in the field of dental hygiene including all related clinical procedures. They will assist the doctor in promoting dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer screening, radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Has broad responsibilities for clinical and community dental health education activities. The Dental Hygienist approaches his/her tasks in a team based care fashion that supports patients and their families in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE

  • Graduation from an ADA accredited school of dental hygiene
  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Valid and active Arizona license to practice oral hygiene
  • Must comply with requirements to obtain and maintain active Affiliated Practice Dental Hygienist relationship, including: must be actively engaged in dental hygiene practice for at least five-hundred (500) hours in each of the two (2) years immediately preceding the affiliated practice relationship; must complete an additional twelve (12) hours of continuing education related to the initial credentialing of the practice agreement; must establish an Affiliated Practice Relationship with an Affiliated Dentist within Adelante Healthcare
  • Demonstrated understanding of dental procedures and techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills required
  • Ability to perform assignments requiring considerable exercise of independent judgement
  • Proficiency in use of computers and various applications such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Comfort in engaging with people of various cultures and backgrounds
  • Certification to perform cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Health Care Professional (CPR) and AED through courses that follow the guidelines from the American Heart Association and Red Cross (cognitive and skills evaluations) or ACLS
  • Valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety for all specialty behavioral health locations
  • Valid and active Arizona Driver License or other valid government issued identification

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY

  • Responsible for personal compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and health center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental hygiene and the clinical provision of dental hygiene services as well as those related but not limited to, personnel issues, workplace safety, public health, and confidentiality
  • Ability to work in compliance with the Adelante Healthcare Integrated Care Model, which includes working in a pediatric setting, screening infants, toddlers, and children
  • Provide clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application and fluoride application consistent with accepted professional practices and standards and in compliance with applicable state law and the center’s clinical protocols
  • Obtain baseline oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care. Assist in the oral health management of all clinic patients
  • Perform independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department protocol and directives
  • Record patient-hygienist transactions in the patient’s dental record as they occur to assure the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient, and the care or treatment provided
  • Provide oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for all center dental patients. Organize and perform preventive oral health presentations at on-site and off-site locations
  • Provide technical assistance and health education in the community as requested
  • Integrate appropriate patient dental hygiene care with other health care professionals involved in the patient’s health care management
  • Assist in the maintenance of all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directive and policies as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues
  • Ensure the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive and center policy as well as state and federal regulations, and ensure compliance with the Health Center’s Exposure Control Plan
  • Assist with various clinical and administrative functions of the health center as appropriate
  • Ability to travel between health center sites when necessary to meet operational needs
  • Three (3) years or more of experience in community health preferred
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus
 
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