U.M. FDSP Associates, P.A. View Company Profile

Department: PLUS Clinic This position could be anywhere from to two to four days per week. U.M. FDSP Associates is a non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. U.M. FDSP Associates is the organization that provides patient care focused staffing for the clinic operations so that faculty and students may provide patient care to the general public. We offer paid vacation, sick leave, personal days, and 12 Federal paid holidays. Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance benefits. We also offer 401K with an employer match up to six percent. Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday with no weekends. This clinical staff member will be a part of the PLUS Program team. This position is a grant supported (pending yearly funding renewal) dental hygienist position that provides services to Ryan White qualified dental patients. Under supervision of the PLUS Program Director, dental services provided include but not limited to initial screening with review of medical history, intra and extra oral exams, taking appropriate dental radiographs, periodontal charting, dental prophylaxis to include scaling and root planning and application of periodontal medicaments when indicated. Particular attention will be given to applicants with Maryland DHMH Recognition for Administration of Local Anesthesia by Infiltration and/or certified as a tester for the HIV Rapid Antibody. Administrative duties include but not limited to supportive implementation of policies and procedures for patient services, clinical coordination of patient and dental provider schedules, data collection for Ryan White required epidemiology reports, patient fiscal/insurance information collection/confirmation and maintenance and academic duties regarding the National HIV/AIDS Strategies. Responsibilities/Duties Provides preventive maintenance dental care. Performs periodontal therapy. Exposes digital radiographs and expose and develop pantographic film and bitewings when necessary. Trains patient in oral hygiene care. Maintains appointment recall, inactivation and inactivation warning system for patients. Assists dentist in identifying the dental needs of patients. Places sealants on teeth if warranted. Maintains implants. Performs oral examinations and refers suspicious lesions/caries/pathology to PLUS Clinic Director for review. Completes initial medical history and updates medical histories at each patient visit. Performs set up and breakdown of operatory for each patient as per universal precautions/infection control procedures. Supports other personnel under the auspices of the PLUS Program clinically and administratively as per the PLUS Program Director. Supports other hygienists in PLUS Clinic, when time permits by treating patients, assisting with the set up or breakdown of operatories, retrieving or ordering instruments or supplies as a part of the PLUS Program team of providers Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Required Skills Thorough knowledge of the principles and clinical practice of dental hygiene theory and technique (including a clinically acceptable to superior skills in periodontal instrumentation). Ability to wear and work in personal protective equipment. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively and give particular attention to individual patient needs. Required Education Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited program in dental hygiene. Current state of Maryland dental hygiene license. Required Qualifications All candidates must be RDH and, or RDH, BS and CPR Certified and remain certified with renewal every two years thereafter. Successful hire must become certified as a tester for the HIV Rapid Antibody (time to be arranged pending training course schedule). Details Employees in this job class may be required to receive immunization to prevent illness due to exposure to blood borne pathogens. This part time position will work two to four days a week (negotiable) hour determined by supervisor.

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