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Dental Hygienist

Company: HealthNet
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Description Description: The Dental Hygienist position works with the dentist and dental team to meet the oral health needs of patients by performing patient screenings, taking dental x rays, providing dental cleanings, performing clinical documentation, counseling patients on oral hygiene instruction and nutrition as it relates to oral health and other tasks assigned by Dentist or Clinic manager. $1,000 SIGN ON BONUS Job Responsibilities of Dental HygienistPerforms dental prophylaxis through the cleaning, scaling and polishing of teeth and restorations.Performs initial examination of teeth and tissue for carious lesions, periodontal pockets and other abnormal conditions.Informs dentist of any problems.Takes digital dental x-rays including panoramic and bitewings.Applies topical fluoride and any prescribed topical medicant, antiseptic sprays or rinses.Determines appropriate time interval between cleanings based on evaluation of each patient and assists with future scheduling of patient.Completes and assists dentists with chart forms.Works with dentist to identify patient needs related to oral health needs. Diversity & InclusionWe commit to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment, where all employees, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feels valued and respected.We take a nondiscriminatory approach and provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement in respective departments, programs, and worksites.We strive to respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensures that all voices are valued and heard.We pledge to modeling diversity and inclusion and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all. Job responsibilities listed above is a summary and does not include other tasks requested by dentist or clinic manager. Who is HealthNet? HealthNet is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization of community-based health centers located in Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN Since 1968, HealthNet has improved the health status of the neighborhoods it serves by making quality health services accessible to everyone. HealthNet annually provides affordable health care to more than 61,000 individuals through its network of 9 primary care health centers 5 dental clinics, 9 school-based clinics, a mobile health unit, and additional support services. HealthNet's mission is to improve lives with compassionate health care and support services, regardless of ability to pay. Requirements: (Please, consider applying if you do not meet the list of criteria below. We would love to engage for other possible opportunities or explore your areas of skill a little deeper) Knowledge of Dental HygienistRequires graduation from an accredited school of dental hygiene (usually representing years of college) and license to practice dental hygiene in the State of Indiana.CPR certificationLocal Anesthetic preferred.Requires extensive knowledge in dental hygiene.Requires knowledge of medical problems/diagnosis that may necessitate antibiotic pre-medication.Detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the mouth and teeth.Recognize the need for various x-ray's for review by the dentist. Qualifications/Skills/Abilities of Dental HygienistRequires ability to work independently.Requires strong organization skills.Self-directed/Self-motivated.Excellent interpersonal skills.Bilingual in Spanish is preferred but not required.Must have good eyesight with or without correction (20/30).Ability to experience repeated and prolonged standing, walking, sitting, bending and squatting is required.Ability to life, push, and or pull equipment, light to moderately heavy weight is required.Reliable transportation required. Benefits of Dental Hygienist$1,000 SIGN ON BONUSCompetitive CompensationOffer up to 40 hours per week and work assignments at other locations if home location dentist is unavailable for patients.Paid Time Off is accumulated and provided immediately to employeesHealthcare, Dental, and Vision PlanLife Insurance401k MatchTuition ReimbursementFlexible work schedules encouraging a balance between work and personal life EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: HealthNet is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. PI208360809

Keywords: HealthNet, Indianapolis , Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Indianapolis, Indiana

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