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Description *Please Note: COVID Vaccine requirement for DOC employment NO LONGER REQUIRED* Dental Hygienist 2 Full-Time Non-Perm Monday-Thursday 0700-1730 Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) Connell, WA The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Dental Hygienist 2 for Coyote Ridge Corrections Center located in Connell, WA. This position will cover approximately 90 days of leave for the current employee starting March 25. The purpose of the Dental Hygienist 2 position is to provide hygiene services and education to incarcerated patients on good hygiene techniques. Coyote Ridge Corrections Center has a diverse population seeing different chronic diseases and taking care of those that need long term and palliative care. Extended Observations unit up to 96 hr. stay (4 beds) Long term palliative care unit See up to 2500 patients with different chronic disease ( diabetes, hypertension, cancer, autoimmune disorders and much more) The mission of the Department of Corrections is to ‘improve public safety by positively changing lives. For additional information visit our website at A COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKET WILL INCLUDE: A detailed resume A cover letter Three professional references Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant’s advantage to apply as early as possible. “This recruitment could be used to fill multiple permanent or non-permanent positions” Duties The Dental Hygienist 2 supports the agency mission and vision by providing direct care in an adult correctional facility. Foster a team atmosphere with dental staff, other health services colleagues, custody and non-custody staff. Facilitate the dental treatment of incarcerated individuals by collaborating with the Dentist, Dental Assistants, and other Health Services colleagues. Document encounters and treatment plans in the Incarcerated Individuals medical record Document encounters in OMNI-HS Direct needle and equipment counts and logs Other duties as directed either under general supervision or close supervision Qualifications Required Qualifications A valid Washington State license as a Dental Hygienist Preferred Qualifications: Two years of experience as a Dental Hygienist Supplemental Information Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application: The Department of Corrections defines a professional reference as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references. What we offer: As an employee of the Department of Corrections, your work-life integration is a priority. Washington State employees are offered one of the most inclusive and competitive benefits packages in the nation. Besides comprehensive family insurance for medical, dental, and vision, these perks also may include: Remote/telework/flexible schedules (depending on position) Up to 25 paid vacations days a year 8 hours of paid sick leave per month 12 paid holidays a year Generous retirement plan Flex Spending Accounts Dependent Care Assistance Deferred Compensation and so much more! Salary is based on steps A-M. Step M is normally a longevity step. Additional Information: The mission of DOC is to improve public safety. For additional information about the agency, please visit A background check including criminal record history will be conducted prior to a new hire. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicantxe2x80x99s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol-free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days of the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. Requires respirator medical evaluation questionnaire, fit testing, training, and use of respiratory protection as required by the WA Industrial Safety & Act standards. Refer to WAC 296-842 to learn more. Our Mission: To improve public safety by positively changing lives. Our Vision: Working together for safer communities. Our Commitment: To operate a safe and humane corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington. Our Core Values: Cultivate an environment of integrity and trust: Corrections values partnership and trust. We foster openness and support courageous conversations. We are committed to doing what we say we are going to do by being accountable and taking personal ownership in our actions. Respectful and inclusive interactions: Corrections appreciates and values individuals by promoting an inclusive and diverse environment, which encourages safety. We respect, value, and listen to the thoughts, feelings, and perspectives of our stakeholders and consider the impact on those we serve as well as each other. People’s safety: Corrections believes in creating an environment that values physical, mental, and emotional security and well-being. We honor those who advance safety for all. Positivity in words and actions: At Corrections, we assume positive intentions and believe there is a shared desire for the best outcome. We consistently demonstrate positive behavior and always put forth our best effort. Supporting people’s success: Corrections is committed to our community xe2x80x93 understanding individuals, instilling hope, embracing change, and providing opportunities. We are committed to hiring individuals who possess the following core diversity competencies: Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. Promote inclusiveness. Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call at 509.540.7078. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1.800.833.6388.

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