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Dental Hygienist

Location: Salem, OR Additional Locations:

North Lancaster Dental Offices 2300 NE Lancaster D, 2300 NE Lancaster Dr., Salem,Oregon, 97305
Valley River Dental Offices, 1011 Valley River Wy. Ste. 116B, Eugene,Oregon, 97401
Keizer Station Dental Offices 5910 Ulali Dr., 5910 Ulali Dr., Keizer,Oregon, 97303
Job Number: 822793 Date posted: 09/12/2019
Description:
The Registered Dental Hygienist directs oral hygiene care for KPDCP members including comprehensive prevention, maintenance, therapeutic dental treatment and/or restorative services. The RDH educates members of their oral status, motivating them to achieve and maintain optimum oral health.


Essential Functions:
- Provide direct patient oral hygiene care for program members, including comprehensive prevention, maintenance, and/or therapeutic dental treatment restorative services.
- Data collection and documentation pertaining to patients' oral health in compliance with policy and procedure.
- Provide oral hygiene instruction and education.
- Maintain a work area appropriate to a clinical environment in compliance with environmental health and safety standards.
- Support other office functions during down time, ensuring a level of cooperation and positive work environment.
- Performs other duties as requested.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- N/A
Education
- Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program with a minimum of an associate's degree in applied science.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current Oregon OR Washington Dental Hygiene license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.
- Local anesthesia endorsement (Oregon Dental Hygiene license only - this endorsement is included in the Washington State Dental Hygiene license) required upon hire/transfer.
- Alloy polishing credentials.*
- Denture relines credentials.*
- Place and finish restoration credentials.*
- Nitrous oxide credentials and equipment knowledge.*
- * Required by state of Washington.
 
Additional Requirements:
- X-ray equipment - Daily.
- Ultrasonic scalers - Daily for deposit removal.
- Handpieces - Daily for polishing teeth and fillings.
 


Preferred Qualifications:
- One (1) year of clinical experience.
- Pit & fissure experience.
- Local anesthesia experience.
- Basic knowledge of sterilization and infection control equipment.
- Basic computer skills.

Primary Location: Oregon,Salem,Skyline Dental Offices 5135 S. Skyline Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Variable Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OFNHP - Dental Hygienists Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Dental Department: Dental Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

About Dental Support Careers

Dental Support Careers

Kaiser Permanente Dental is unique to the Northwest and offers many locations in the Portland metro area, Salem, Eugene, Vancouver, and Longview. One of the largest group dental practices in the country, we share an organization-wide commitment to delivering individualized, proactive, and integrated care. Here you will find opportunities for dental support careers, including dental assistants and hygienists.

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