• Dental Hygienist Practitioner - Full-Time (.9 fte)

    UPMC Coudersport, PA 16915

    Job #2184891129

  • Description

    UPMC Cole is hiring a full-time Dental Hygienist! This role will work Monday through Friday, days and hours are flexible!

    We offer a premier benefits package, designed to care for your total well-being - physically, emotionally, and financially - paired with opportunities for career advancement and educational growth.

    Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced hygienist looking to join this amazing team, look no further! Apply today and find out where your career can take you.

    Purpose:

    The Dental Hygienist is responsible for overseeing the oral health care, treatment, and referral to a dentist for children in the Oral Health Program. The Dental Hygienist will work with the Project Director, Care Manager/coordinator, school liaisons, Pediatricians, and other office providers in scheduling care, treatment, and referral of children to receive oral health care.

    Responsibilities:

    • Perform dental procedures such as cleaning teeth, examining gums for signs of disease, and application of fluoride and sealants without the supervision of a dentist

    • Adheres to infection control procedures and the sterilization and care of instruments

    • Instructs children/adolescents/parents in the proper care of teeth and gums.

    • Explains procedures to be performed; collects and records patient health histories

    • Prepares and maintains dental instruments, supplies and equipment; prepares operatory for the patient visit.

    • Provides charges to appropriate staff for billing purposes based on care given.

    • Contact departments, as needed, to review various charge scenarios

    • Documentation and maintenance of accurate records for oral health patients

    • Perform all other job duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Certified by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry as a Dental Hygienist.

    Certified Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner (PHDHP) preferred.

    One year of dental hygiene experience in a dental practice or clinic is preferred.

    Preferred education of an Associate's degree or work experience equivalent to be certified.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

    • Act 33 with renewal

    • Act 34 with renewal

    • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

    • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    REQNUMBER: 244325010