Registered Dental Hygienist

Job ID: 11565

Posted: 9 Days Ago

Base: Camp Lejeune

FLSA: Hourly Non-Exempt

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North Carolina (NC)

Gross Pay: $35.30

DENTAL HYGIENIST

"We encourage Military Veterans and Military Spouses to apply."

SITE OF SERVICE

·       Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, NC

 

POSITION QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:

·       Degree: Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree depending on the program.

·       Education: Successful completion of a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA).

·       Certification: Certified in radiography as required by 42 CFR Part 75.

·       Experience: Shall be required to demonstrate one year of clinical competency within the past two years in the required clinical discipline.

·       License: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license as a Dental Hygienist.

·       Other Certification: Maintain a current Hands-on BLS through AHA or ARC

·       U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.

·       English Language Requirement: Able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.

·       Physical Requirement: Shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required.

CORE DUTIES:

·       Examine patient's oral cavity to include mouth, throat, and pharynx, and record conditions of teeth and surrounding tissues. Refer patients to dentist who have abnormalities to include cavities, defective fillings, suspicious growths, or periodontal disease.

·       Apply desensitizing and other topical agents to treat abnormalities to include caries prevention, gingivitis and oral ulceration.

·       Instruct patients, individually and in groups, in proper oral hygiene care using materials to include teeth models, displays, slides, toothbrushes, dental floss, disclosing tablets and mirrors. Demonstrate proper techniques of brushing, flossing, and use of necessary periodontal aids. Explain the common causes of tooth decay and its relationship to general diet.

·       Take impressions and construct sports/safety mouth guards and soft night guards for vital bleaching.

·       Polish restorations and apply pit and fissure sealants.

·       Chair side dental assisting when directed by the Officer-In-Charge of the dental clinic.

·       Record patients treated. Check and maintain instruments to insure working condition. Clean, sharpen, and sterilize instruments.

·       Patient Workload, Readiness, and Scheduling. Utilizes the Corporate Dental Application to enter patient specific workload and readiness status and also for patient scheduling.

HOURS:

·       Services shall be provided Monday through Friday between the hours of 0600-1800. The HCW shall be scheduled for an 8.5 or 9 hour shift to include an uncompensated .5 or 1 hour meal break.

·       The HCW shall be on duty for 80 hours every two weeks, except during periods of approved leave and holidays. 

·       In no instance will the HCW exceed 160 hours (on-site service plus approved leave and holidays) per 4-week period.

·       Any changes in the schedule shall be coordinated between the HCW and the Government.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS

Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

 

LUKE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Links:

To learn more about LUKE, please visit our website at:

http://www.lukestaffing.com

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