Twentynine Palms, California
Saratoga Medical Center, Inc.
Is currently recruiting for a Dental Hygienist to work at one of our client's Medical Facility located in Great Lakes, IL
Saratoga Medical Center, Inc.
Saratoga has been operating clinics providing occupational health and primary care services to corporate clients and individual patients in the Washington DC area since 1985. Saratoga has provided the Federal Government medical staffing services throughout the United States. This project employs the full range of health specialists: nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, wellness/fitness specialists, emergency medical technicians, dietitians, and medical support personnel.
Saratoga Medical Center, a women and minority owned professional services firm, has over 140 medical workers employed at military and private facilities throughout the U.S
POSITION TITLE Dental Hygienist
1. Possess a degree or certificate in dental hygiene from a school of dental hygiene approved by the Council on Dental Education of the ADA.
2. Hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a dental hygienist in any one of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
3. Have experience as a dental hygienist for at least 12 months within the preceding 24 months, OR have graduated from an ADA approved dental hygiene program within the preceding 12 months.
4. Have either (a) successfully completed at least 12 classroom hours of continuing dental hygiene education within the preceding 18 months which maintain skills and knowledge in dental hygiene and preventive dentistry OR (b) graduated from an ADA approved dental hygiene program within the preceding 12 months.
5. Provide letters of recommendation from two practicing dentists attesting to the HCW’s clinical skills. If a recent graduate per C.8.2.3. above, the letters of recommendation may be either from practicing dentists or from faculty members where the HCW’s dental hygiene degree was received. Letters must have been written within the preceding three years and must include name, title, phone number, date of reference, address and signature of the individual providing the letter.
QUALIFICATIONS – ADMINISTRATIVE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. The HCW shall:
1.1. Become familiar with and follow standardized (Navy) concepts of Phased Dentistry and Managed Care.
1.2. Direct supporting government employees assigned to him or her during the performance of clinical procedures. Such direction and interaction will comply with government and professional clinical standards and accepted protocols. The HCW will be subject to guidelines set forth in the Command's quality assurance and risk management instructions. The HCW shall perform administrative duties that include maintaining statistical records of his or her clinical workload, participating in dental education programs, preparing documentation for boards, and participating in clinical staff quality assurance functions at the prerogative of the Commanding Officer.
2. CLINICAL DUTIES. The HCW shall:
2.1. Routine workload is scheduled by the treatment facility. Primary workload is a result of appointments scheduled through the DTF/MTF's central appointment system. Secondary workload is a result of consultation requests submitted to the specialty clinic by staff dentists. The contractor is responsible for delivery of treatment within the personnel and equipment capabilities of the DTF/MTF, provision of mandated surveillance and preventive services, and the quality and timeliness of treatment records and reports required to document procedures performed and care provided. The HCW shall refer patients to staff specialists for consultative opinions and continuation of care and shall see the patients of other staff health care providers who have been referred for consultation and treatment.
2.2. Perform a full range of dental hygienist procedures, within the scope of this statement of work, on site using government furnished facilities, supplies, and equipment. Workload occurs as a result of scheduled and unscheduled requirements for care. Actual HCW clinical activity will be a function of the overall demand for hygienist services.
2.3. Review and complete preliminary dental examinations for new periodontal and recall patients. Oversee and manage periodontal patient recall programs.
2.4. Review patient's medical and dental history for evidence of past and present conditions such as medical illnesses and use of drugs which may complicate or modify dental hygiene treatment.
2.5. Examine teeth and surrounding tissues for evidence of caries, periodontal disease and then record findings.
2.6. Inspect head and neck, examine mouth, throat and pharynx for evidence of disease such as oral cancer and/or soft tissue pathosis.
2.7. Expose, develop and interpret radiographs to identify tooth structure, periodontal support and other abnormalities such as periodontal bone loss, periapical pathosis, caries, defective restorations, improper tooth contours and contact relationships.
2.8. Refer suspected medical conditions, hard and soft tissue abnormalities, caries, periapical and periodontal pathosis and traumatic or suspicious lesions to the dental officer for evaluation.
2.9. Perform pit and fissure sealant applications.
2.10. Develop dental hygiene treatment plans for patients including assessment of the problem, type and extent of treatment required and sequence of appointments to complete treatments.