Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner, Star Community Health-

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St. Luke’s is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke’s are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for health care. Provides community oral health education and public health interventions/activities and to provide direct care to patients of Star Community Health as part of Dental Service Encounters for the purpose of prevention, assessment, and/or treatment of dental problems. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides full range of dental care services to Star Community Health’s dental patients at the highest level of PHDHP certification in accordance with 49 Pa. Code xc2xa7 33.205b Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated Performs the day to day operations of the Rural Health Dental Clinic including directing front desk assistants, scheduling, claim/charge entry, and ensures quality and regulatory compliance Perform x-ray, equipment maintenance, sterile processing and other clinical processes necessary for the operation of the Rural Health Dental Clinic Attends mandated hospital and departmental meetings and functions Collaborates with Rural Health Clinic Medical Staff and Community Health Staff on public health initiatives Maintains compliance with department policy regarding accurate and timely patient charting in the electronic medical records system Assists Rural Health Clinic Dentist when they are present in the clinic providing care Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the network/entity as well as the proper release of information Complies with network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements Monitors and complies with all infection control and safety procedures Offers suggestions to improve work methods or procedures. Participates in Quality Improvement process PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sit up to 6 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 2 hours per day. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral visions. EDUCATION: Bachelors in Dental Hygiene preferred. Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner certificate is required. Dental x-ray certification in the state of Pennsylvania and evidence of current professional liability insurance that meets or exceeds requirements set forth by the State Board of Dentistry for PHDHPs in Pennsylvania. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience as a Dental Hygienist. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke’s!! St. Luke’s University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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