Dental Hygienist

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Title: Dental Hygienist State Role Title: Health Care Technologist II Hiring Range: $80,000-$90,000 Pay Band: 4 Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop Location: Central Office Agency Website: Recruitment Type: General Public – G Job Duties The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Servicesxe2x80x99 (DBHDS) Office of Integrated Health Support Network is seeking two (2) highly organized, motivated, skilled, and experienced dental hygienists to join our team and serve as Dental Hygienists for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD). This position works with an interdisciplinary team and licensed clinical staff to assist with clinical treatment within the scope of practice, as well as serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive patient care and services in a variety of community settings throughout the Commonwealth. The ideal candidate will have a passion for patient care and a commitment to promoting best practices and providing high-quality dental services. Primary duties include conducting dental cleanings, taking X-rays, and educating patients on proper oral hygiene. Selected candidate must have completed or be willing to complete a continuing education course designed to develop the competencies needed to provide care under remote supervision offered by an accredited dental education program or from a continuing education provider. Additional responsibilities include: Performing periodontal charting, assessments, and screenings for oral cancer. Assessing and managing patient pain and anxiety. Administering fluoride treatments, sealants, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide. Providing oral health education such as providing training programs and general presentations regarding the dental program across the Commonwealth. Assisting the dentist in patient care and treatment planning, and with procedures such as fillings, extractions, and root canals. Assisting with the ordering and maintenance of dental supplies and equipment. Communicating effectively with patients to address any concerns or questions. Adhering to all HIPAA regulations and maintain patient confidentiality. Maintaining accurate patient records and update medical histories as necessary. Ensuring compliance with all safety and infection control protocols. Participating in continuing education courses to maintain licensure and improve skills. Contributing to a positive and supportive work environment. Providing advocacy in the areas of oral health and preventive healthcare. Minimum Qualifications Current state dental hygiene license. Clinical experience consisting of at least 2,500 hours. Demonstrated competencies in the fundamental knowledge and skills of a Dental Hygienist. Basic knowledge of Developmental Disabilities and leadership principles and practices. Experience performing dental hygiene treatment. Ability to work within scope of practice and the allowable activities of a Dental Hygienist without onsite supervision. The ability and flexibility to organize and plan the management of multiple priorities. Must have the ability to travel to work locations, as planned, throughout the Commonwealth, including overnight travel. Experience with periodontal therapy and treatment planning. Proficiency in digital radiography and intraoral imaging. Ability to educate patients on oral hygiene and disease prevention. Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks. A valid, unrestricted driverxe2x80x99s license to drive mobile dental units, as needed. Additional Considerations Certifications: CPR/BLS, Basic First Aid, ACLS, and X-Ray or the willingness to obtain all listed certifications. Special Instructions You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or rxc3xa9sumxc3xa9 is submitted successfully. Please refer to xe2x80x9cYour Applicationxe2x80x9d in your account to check the status of your application for this position. This position is eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy. For consideration, interested applicants must apply by completing the online application. A resume may also be included with your submission. However, emailed, faxed, and hand-delivered applications and/or resumes will not be accepted. This position is open until filled; however, applications/resumes will begin to be reviewed within seven (7) business days of the date of this posting. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. DBHDS welcomes all applicants authorized to work in the U.S. For more information on how to seek this authorization, please refer to Working in the United States or contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office directly. For any technical assistance with the website, please contact Contact Information Name: Keiana Bobbitt Phone: N/A Email: – Inquiries Only/No Submissions to include resumes. In support of the Commonwealthxe2x80x99s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155. Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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