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Dental Hygienist

Company: Cornerstone Family Healthcare
Location: Port Jervis
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Cornerstone Family Healthcare is actively recruiting for a Dental Hygienist to join our growing Dental team.RATE OF PAY/SALARY: $48.00 - $52.00 per hourWORK LOCATION(S): Newburgh, Middletown, Port JervisSTATUS: Full TimeCORNERSTONE BENEFITS: Competitive salaries I Health Benefits I Retirement plan I Paid Time Off I Sick Time I Flexible Spending I Dependent Care I Paid HolidaysCORNERSTONES MISSION: Cornerstone Family Healthcare is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center with a mission to provide high quality, comprehensive, primary and preventative health care services in an environment of caring, dignity and respect to all people regardless of their ability to pay. For more than fifty years, Cornerstone has been responsive to meeting the needs of the communities in which we serve with a continued emphasis on the underserved and those without access to health care regardless of race, economic status, age, sex, sexual orientation or disability.General Purpose: The Dental Hygienist is responsible for providing comprehensive oral hygiene to Cornerstone Family Healthcare patients including but not limited to cleaning of teeth and gums and other relevant procedures, as well as to provide education to patients on the care of the teeth and mouth.Description of Duties:Collaborates with the Dentist to meet oral health needs for the patients of Cornerstone Family Healthcare.Provides education to patients regarding good oral hygiene habits, proper dental care, including brushing and flossing.Cleans and polishes teeth.Examines the teeth, gums, and oral cavity and record any abnormalities or problems in the patients medical record. ? Assists the Dentist in the examination process if necessary.Provides and documents in the patients record 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 as needed.Takes and develops x-rays.Applies preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides) as needed.Provides training for dental assistants as needed.Complies with governmental safety, health rules and regulations.Provide consultation to Director regarding planning, evaluation and development dental services.Coordinate dental services with other professional services.Maintain accurate, timely and up-to-date patient files and records.Participate in meetings, conferences, and committees to develop and maintain high quality health care and complete patient care plans and reviews.Maintain records files, logs and reports in accordance with Center policy.Maintain and care for equipment. ? Attend and participate in monthly department, All Staff and other required meetings.Be familiar with and adhere to all clinical, administrative, and general policies and procedures as outlined in the Cornerstone Family Healthcare Policy and Procedure Manual and Employee Handbook.Maintain confidentiality of all aspects of Cornerstone Family Healthcare including, but not limited to, patient confidentiality, financials, and employee relations.Performs other duties as assigned.Requirements:Associate's or Bachelor's degreeNYS License: Registered Dental HygienistThorough knowledge and practice of current quality dental practices and procedures.Travel/Time Requirement: Must have a valid, unrestricted driver's license and independent means of transportation for frequent travel to locations throughout the assigned offices of Cornerstone.by Jobble

Keywords: Cornerstone Family Healthcare, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township , Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Port Jervis, New Jersey

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