Dental Hygienist

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium View Company Profile

Pay Range: $47.91 – $61.29 SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, itxe2x80x99s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Provide optimum age specific prevention and curative periodontal and dental care for SEARHC patients by performing hygiene services on infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. Key Essential Functions and Accountabilities of the Job Provides age-specific patient education in the prevention and control of oral disease stressing the importance of oral hygiene, home care and nutrition. Examination of oral tissues, periodontal therapy, coronal polishing of teeth, and apply topical fluoride; measures and marks periodontal pockets; performs x-rays, records pulse, blood pressure and temperature. Manages patient schedule. Coordinates and conducts dental prevention activities, including health fairs, sealant clinics, and Head Start clinics. Maintains hygienist supplies and instruments, including sterilization of instruments. Other duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities This position does not require supervisory responsibilities. Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required: Graduate of a two-year Dental Hygiene Program Bachelorxe2x80x99s Degree preferred Pass the National Board Examination for Dental Hygienist Active Dental Hygiene License in the State of Alaska or another U.S. State. Alaska State Hygiene License preferred High school diploma or GED Knowledge of Proper infection control techniques Principles of dental and periodontal disease and appropriate treatment therapies Proper use of dental instruments Skills in Clinical hygiene Oral and written communication skills Accurate clinical judgment Ability to Physically sit over patient for hours at a time Good dexterity with hands Required Certifications: Dental Hygenist – Alaska State Board of Dental Examiners If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!

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