Dental Hygienist – Per Diem

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Dental Hygienist – Per Diem – (3287931) GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Under the supervision of the Administrative Manager and Division Chief, the position will perform dental prophylactic treatments; take radiographs and intra oral images; obtain blood pressure readings and provide dental hygiene care information to patients. Assists with other duties as backup to other office personnel as is required. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform dental hygiene and administer prophylactic treatments; remove calcareous deposits, accretions and stains and/or swab gums with medication. Instruct patients in care of teeth and mouth. Document all prophylactic treatments to patient chart, chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by the treating dentist. Document all prophylactic treatments to patient chart; chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by the treating dentist. Escort patients to and from operatory; pull and file patient charts; schedule and confirm hygiene appointments and maintain recall system. Take radiographs and intra oral images as required to assist in diagnosing treatments. Maintain accepted standards of asepsis including scrubbing and sterilizing hygiene instruments. Perform select clerical duties of other office support staff in the general dental clinic when there are significant slow periods or to provide relief when there are illnesses or vacation, or they do not have a patient (i.e. pulling and filing, calling patients for recall). SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Must possess basic computer efficiencies and the ability to learn software systems Attentive to detail. Ability to provide compassionate care to patients and educate them in post visit and post procedure care. Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations. Ability to conduct a brief oral exam and take appropriate x-rays. Knowledge of Universal Precautions Knowledge of Dental Radiology Knowledge of head and neck anatomy & physiology Knowledge of aseptic techniques Knowledge of basic CPR LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS: Possesses Massachusetts state registration in Dental Hygiene. EDUCATION: Minimum of Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s preferred or graduate of accredited program of Dental Hygiene. EXPERIENCE: 3- 5 years experience as a dental hygienist preferred. Previous experience with dental practice management, electronic charting, and digital radiography systems required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: N/A WORKING CONDITIONS: General ambulatory care setting EEO Statement Massachusetts General Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Primary Location MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus Work Locations MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit Street Boston 02114 Job Professional/Managerial Organization Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Schedule Per Diem Standard Hours 1 Shift Day Job Employee Status Limited Term / Per Diem Recruiting Department MGH Dental Group Job Posting Apr 29, 2024

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