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Hygiene Assistant

Company: Heritage Health - Idaho
Location: Coeur D Alene
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are North Idaho's premier provider of integrated medical, dental and behavioral health services. Our amazing care teams deliver world-class healthcare utilizing a patient directed, community-focused approach. Providing high quality, affordable Healthcare from the Heart is our passion. Our mission is to deliver a healthcare experience that provides hope, inspires change, and extends life for our patients and our community.
*Top reasons to join our team: *
* Our employees are mission - minded
* We are passionate about providing excellent patient care
* Community-focused
* Committed to a fun and supportive team environment
* We offer high-quality competitive employee benefits
* This position may qualify for the HRSA loan reimbursement program
* Sign on and Retention Bonus Available!
The Heritage Health dental team provides high-quality dental care in accordance with national guidelines to all patients in a culturally competent manner. The dental hygienist assists the dentists in providing oral care by polishing teeth, educating patients in proper oral hygiene habits and after care, and providing other preventive dental care and chair side assistance as needed by the dentist during exams and treatments.
* Completion of an accredited dental hygienist program required.
* Active Idaho dental hygienist license. BLS certification required.
* Must be able to secure credentialing through identified agencies
* Effective oral and written communication skills required.
* Previous experience working with under-served population desired.
*Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: *
* Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within dentistry.
* Able to work independently, but also within a group, contributing to the efforts of the entire team.
* Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications.
* Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills.
* Able to work with frequent interruptions and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
* Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems.
* Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
*Duties and Responsibilities: *
* Schedule dental hygiene visits per agreed upon FTE status.
* Ability to see 7-9 patients per clinical day.
* Clean and polish teeth; polish fillings and other metal restorations.
* Instruct patients in good oral hygiene habits and after care.
* Assist dentist as needed.
* Understand and follow infection control procedures.
* Take x-rays.
* Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings, other meetings as requested, and in-service trainings.
* Promotes positive interpersonal relationships with fellow employees, dentists, and patients.
* Ensures confidentiality of patient information.
* Has regular and predictable attendance.
* Able to help dentist with anesthesia.
* Willing to work with medical providers for as needed patient education.
* Demonstrates strong leadership skills and promotes teamwork.
* Follows all clinical protocols and procedures as outlined in the Provider Handbook.
* Actively supports decision making of Senior Management team.
* Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
* Performs other duties as requested.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $1.00 - $2.00 per hour
Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* Monday to Friday
Supplemental Pay:
* Signing bonus
Education:
* Associate (Preferred)
License/Certification:
* Registered Dental Hygienist (Preferred)
Work Location: One locationby Jobble

Keywords: Heritage Health - Idaho, Coeur d'Alene , Hygiene Assistant, Other , Coeur D Alene, Idaho

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