Dental Hygienist-Full Time
Job Details
Wheat Ridge Clinic - Wheat Ridge, CO
Full Time
$72,000.00 - $80,000.00

In an aim to help keep our patients, staff, and communities safe, STRIDE requires that all hired employees be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and to obtain an annual flu shot. STRIDE CHC employees are also required to be screened for tuberculosis and to complete a PPD test.

We Offer:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance.
    • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO) paid Holidays
    • Company paid Short-term disability, Long-term disability, and Life Insurance
    • A 401K retirement savings plan with Company match
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care options.
    • National & State Loan Repayment Opportunities Available. (If applicable.)
    • HPSA score of 25.

A successful candidate will live STRIDE ICARE values:

Integrity doing the right thing even when no one is watching.

Compassion meeting the patient where they're at with empathy.

Accountability doing what we say were going to do.

Respect showing attention to human dignity.

Excellence having a growth mindset; striving to learn more and practice continuous improvement.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides dental care to patients (pre-school age to geriatric) within a dental clinic.
  • Assesses patients general dental condition and care needs.
  • Conducts oral cancer screening exams and x-rays.
  • Offers practical suggestions to patients to ensure proper oral hygiene.
  • Performs routine oral hygiene maintenance procedures and applications for damage prevention.
  • Works with staff to sterilize dental instruments and equipment.
  • Collaborates with clinical team to evaluate patient medical chart information as it relates to the dental/medical integration model.
  • Enters patient health data into the electronic medical records system (EMR) database.
  • Provides oral health screenings, fluoride treatment, sealants, and dental referrals within medical clinics and community outreach locations.
  • Coordinates and provides educational materials to the public and community partners to promote the oral health of pre-school, school aged children, their families, and OB patients within a medical clinic.
  • Determine appropriate dental service referrals, ensure services are received and monitor results.

Non-Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Attends all staff meetings and all other meetings as assigned.
  • Participates in continuing education courses for most current dental industry information.

Qualifications:

  • Certification and licensure as a dental hygienist from an accredited dental school program.
  • Associates degree preferred.
  • Interact positively and build rapport with patients, coworkers and/or external contacts.
  • Demonstrate the capability to effectively and sensitively respond to the needs and concerns of the full range of STRIDEs diverse patient population.
  • Handle sensitive information ethically and responsibly to protect the confidentiality of patient, employee and STRIDE business information.
  • Ability to discern information from others in a variety of formats and communicate information to others in a manner that helps them understands instruction in a diversely inclusive and culturally sensitive manner.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a manner that ensures accuracy and efficiency.
  • Knowledge and skill to provide preventative services and treatment to include:
  • Ability to promote and educate in areas including oral health education, Tobacco cessation, Dietary counseling
  • Solid experience in Fluoride & sealant applications, Coronal polishing, Child/Adult Prophylactic treatment, Scaling and Root Plan (SRPs), and Temporize emergent dental cavities in preparation for restorative care by the dentist
  • Knowledge and proven skills in collecting diagnostic data including Medical and dental histories
  • Experience in Dental health screening and assessment via Visual inspection of oral cavity for carious lesions (cavities) and other hard tissue anomalies ,Visual soft tissue inspection, Dental probing and charting

Material and equipment directly used: General dental instruments and equipment, x-ray technology, computer, printer, multi-line telephone systems, fax machine, copy machine, and all Microsoft Office products.

Working environment/physical activities: Office environment within a clinical setting. Enter data into computer programs via use of EMR database system. Moves about the office environment and occasionally to other locations. Moves/transports objects up to 25 lbs occasionally. Communicates information to others. Discerns/analyzes information from others to assist in decision making.

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STRIDE conducts a background check, including criminal history, education, license, and certification.

STRIDE recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our organization. STRIDE is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.

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