Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”
About this role
Our Dental Hygienist develops and implements individualized dental care plans for patients; performs patient education, discharge planning, and patient teaching under the supervision of a qualified Dentist.
What you bring to the table
- Bachelor's degree in a directly related clinical field
- Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Dental Hygienist
- Current License as a Dental Hygienist
- Current CPR certification
What you will doAssesses dental condition and needs of patient, uses patient screening procedures, to include medical history review, dental charting, and perio charting; takes patient vital signs as required.Delivers direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established dental hygienist procedures; performs routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants and fluorides; and related procedures.Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients.Performs patient triage and initiates patient care as appropriate.Ability to perform a full range of established dental hygienist protocol and procedures.Develops and mounts x-ray films as neededPerforms intra-oral tasks with dentist supervisionMaintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit(s) according to specificationsNotifies H.S.A if equipment is not in appropriate working orderInventories supplies and equipment maintaining adequate levels as indicatedAssists in performing of intra-oral and extra-oral x-raysEnsures that sufficient number of trays is set up for the days patients; pulpotomy, caries control, amalgam, and perio/scalingMaintains cleanliness and sanitation of dental clinic through careful sanitation practicesCompletes daily instrument count sheet maintaining security control of all instruments within the dental officeIf daily instruments count is incorrect, they complete reports to Security and H.S.APerforms dental screenings as directedCompletes weekly: Cleans developer, Cleans autoclave, Prepares weekly reportCompletes monthly: Cleans x-ray unit and film processor, Submits monthly statistics report to H.S.A.Must obtain and maintain security clearanceMust be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer