CCI Health & Wellness Services
  • 06-Sep-2018 to 06-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • Full Time

CCI Health and Wellness Services is a group practice, empowering patients to partner with staff for an unparalleled healthcare experience. Through integrated teams in a learning environment, we deliver high quality, affordable, care to every patient during all stages of life.

Position Summary

The Dental Hygienist is responsible for the direct provision of oral hygiene and appropriate preventive services to dental patients of the center.  The Registered Dental Hygienist will also be responsible for providing appropriate oral health information to individuals and groups.

The Dental Hygienist works collaboratively with the Dental Director and other health care professionals from a variety of disciplines to achieve maximal program effectiveness and patient benefit and to ensure that the Center functions in accordance with CCI's mission and values and with dental and organizational policies, procedures and protocols.

As a member of the health center's integrated care team the Dental Hygienist will fulfill the following KEY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES towards the provision of patient centered, coordinated patient care:

  • Assists in the oral health management of all clinic patients.
  • Obtains baseline oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care.
  • Records patient-hygienist transactions as they occur in the patient's dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided.
  • Provides oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for all center dental patients.
  • Provides clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application and fluoride application consistent with accepted professional practices and standards and in compliance with applicable state law and the center's clinical protocols.
  • Integration of appropriate patient dental hygiene care with other health care professionals involved in the patient's health care management.
  • Organizes and performs preventive oral health presentations at on-site and off-site locations.
  • Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education in the community as requested.
  • Participates in the Quality Assurance (QA) program of the Dental Department.
  • Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department protocol and directive.
  • Assists in the maintenance of all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directive and policies as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues.
  • Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care of the Dental Department.
  • Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and time permits.
  • Insures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive and center policy as well as state federal regulations(s).
  • Complies in full with CCI's Infection Control Plan.
  • As directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for personal compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental hygiene and the clinical provision of dental hygiene services as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.

SUPERVISION

  • Dental Hygienist does not supervise other personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree from an accredited school of dental hygiene.
  • Unrestricted license to practice Oral Hygiene in the State of Maryland. Current CPR (BLS) certification.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with fellow healthcare providers.
  • Bi-lingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills required.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required.
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