Job: Dental Hygienist
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Title: Dental Hygienist
Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to people facing access barriers. We provide primary care services (medical, dental and behavioral healthcare) through 28 outpatient health centers in El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams, Elbert, and Kit Carson counties. We deliver care with our strong “Hospitality” culture. Our organization has over 800 employees and serves 82,000 patients in the Pikes Peak & East Central Plains region. Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).
Job Summary (Essential Functions)
In collaboration with staff Dentists, examines, diagnoses, and develops treatment plans consistent with generally recognized standards of care. Provides a range of services to patients from preventive oral prophylaxis to therapeutic non-surgical periodontal treatments. Services may include, but are not limited to, routine oral prophylaxis, fluoride application, pit and fissure sealant, debridement, scaling and root planning, and periodontal maintenance. Administers local anesthetic as indicated.
Provides clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health of school children.
Supports integration of oral health within the Pediatric Health Center.
Conducts dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Verbal and writing skills to properly communicate oral findings, treatment recommendations, and treatment provided. Ability to communicate with individuals and groups, providing oral health instruction. Bi-Lingual skills preferred.
Ability to use standard office computers and software for preparing routine reports, correspondence, and educational slide presentations. Familiarity with typical dental office practice management software, digital radiology, and electronic dental records.
Certificates and Licenses:
Certificate or Diploma from an ADA/CODA-Accredited Dental Hygiene program
Colorado Dental Hygiene License
*Successful candidates will complete pre-employment screening; which includes, but is not limited to a Criminal Background check. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a drug and alcohol free workplace an an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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