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Position:  Dental Hygienist
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Job Id:  475
# of Openings:  0

Summary
Cleans teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventive dental care. This position will also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth
  • applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides)
  • teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
    (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health
  • making impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs)
  • performing documentation and office management activities
Minimum Requirements
  • Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene program/school+
  • Unrestricted IL License
 
This position requires credentialing and privileging with our agency. Once a conditional offer of employment is made, prior to start, the following must be submitted to the HR Department:
  • Copy of  Government Issued Photo ID (unexpired) for identification 
  • Copy of Professional License (unexpired)
  • Copy of DEA License AND Registration Card (unexpired) as applicable
  • Copy of Board Certification as applicable 
  • Copy of Basic Life Support Certificate (BLS)
  • DCFS CANTS Background Screening
  • Three (3) Professional Reference Forms 
  • Fitness for Duty 
  • Copy of Immunization Records (MMR and Varicella required; Hep B and Flu are recommended)
  • Copy of Negative Tuberculosis PPD test results 
  • CCHC Request for Privileges as applicable
  • Completed Training Form (Continuing Medical Education Units (CMEs) or CEUs Form (within past two years; enclosed)) along with Certificates of Completion as applicable 
  • State Credentialing Form (Needed for Revenue Cycle) as applicable 
  • Order Official Transcripts, highest level of education
 

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