UNIV - Dental Hygienist - College of Dental Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 5/08/2024
Description

Job Description Summary

Under the direct supervision of the manager of off-site locations and the general supervision of the clinic manager and director this position provides comprehensive oral hygiene and periodontal care to dental patients of the Nexton and WAMP clinics as outlined by the South Carolina Board of Dentistry. This position will serve as back-up, support and fill-in for the dental hygienists in these clinics as needed. In addition, this position provides front office support as needed for the day-to-day operations of the dental clinic.

Entity

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type?

Classified

Cost Center

CC001135 CDM Dental Teaching Clinic

Pay Rate Type

Hourly

Pay Grade

University-06


Pay Range

$45,530 - $64,885 - $84,241

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Job Description

  • 35%     Perform comprehensive oral examinations to chart existing restorations and conditions, as well as new findings, oral cancer screening, and full periodontal probing and charting. Perform oral prophylaxis, periodontal scaling and root planing, polishing, topical application of fluoride, and oral hygiene instructions. Document all patient care activities in the EHR according to guidelines set forth by the CDM and clinic manager Per HIPPA, maintain patient confidentiality by protecting patient information. [Essential]
     
  • 20%     Capture radiographic images such as CBCT, panoramic, bitewings, PA's or intra-oral camera images per dentist's request. Properly places images in the EHR. Educate patients regarding the diagnostic necessity of radiographic images. [Essential]
     
  • 20%     Responsible for maintaining hygiene recall schedule. Contact patients to reschedule for missed and canceled appointments. Plan hygiene recall appointments and next restorative appointment for patients and assist with scheduling. Refer patients for appropriate follow-up care recognizing conditions that warrant additional treatment. Assist with all other front office duties as directed by the clinic manager to facilitate patient care including but not limited to answering phones, creating charts in the EHR, schedule patients, creating treatment plans, confirming appointments and insurance management. [Essential]
     
  • 10%     Maintain infection control of dental hygiene operatory as well as other areas of the dental office to provide safe and clean working environment in compliance with OSHA as well as MUSC's policies and procedures. Maintain and sharpen dental instruments as needed. Sterilize and maintain all dental hygiene instruments and equipment. [Essential]
     
  • 10%     Maintains dental supplies and inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies and verifying receipt of supplies. Ensures instruments and supplies are maintained and stocked in dental operatories and other areas of the clinic. [Essential]
     
  • 5%        Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related duties as needed as well as any other duties directed by the manager and/or Clinical Affairs. [Essential]

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and three years experience or training within the specific work area.

Preferred: Licensure by the South Carolina State Board of Dentistry. Certification in Radiation Safety, Certification to Monitor Nitrous Oxide, Certification to Administer Infiltration Anesthesia and Certification in Basic Life Support.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders.
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 50# , unassisted.
Ability to lift/carry patients to 350# (+/-), assisted.
Ability to lift objects from floor level to height of 36 inches, to 50#, unassisted.
Ability to lower objects, to 50#, from height of 36 inches, unassisted.
Ability to push/pull objects to 350#(+/-), unassisted.
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

Additional New Requirements:
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools, equipment as required.

Additional Job Description

Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma and three years experience or training within the specific work area. Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50# , unassisted. Ability to lift/carry patients to 350# (+/-), assisted. Ability to lift objects from floor level to height of 36 inches, to 50#, unassisted. Ability to lower objects, to 50#, from height of 36 inches, unassisted. Ability to push/pull objects to 350#(+/-), unassisted. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually. Additional New Requirements: Computer literacy. Ability to work rotating shifts. Ability to work overtime as required. Ability to learn and use new processes, tools, equipment as required.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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Salary45,530.00 Hour
Employment Type
Full time
Category
Healthcare & Public Health

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