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Dental Hygienist - Part Time

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday; Thursday; Wednesday
Employment Type:  Part-Time
Location:  Medical Office Building 
Requisition #:  65581

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides emotional and psychological support to pediatric dental patients and families. Performs the functions of a pediatric dental hygienist and assists in the delivery of dental care as needed. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

EDUCATION
  • Graduate of an accredited dental hygienist program
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Georgia Board of Dentistry dental hygienist license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
EXPERIENCE*
  • No minimum experience required
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Experience in pediatrics
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Familiarity with standard pediatric dental and orthodontic procedures and techniques
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  1. Delivers competent patient care to patients from newborn to 21 years of age through preventive dental education and treatment, nutritional and dietary education, and emotional security.
  2. Provides for the gingival and oral health of the patient by removing plaque and calcareous deposits from teeth and performing necessary dental x-rays.
  3. Assists pediatric dentist and orthodontist as needed.
  4. Maintains relationship and communicates with patient and family to identify needs for service, follow-up, and referral.
  5. Maintains hygiene instruments in good working condition.
  6. Assists in maintenance of dental equipment, instruments, operators, x-ray processor, sterilization equipment/procedures, lab, and dark room.
  7. Supports and participates in the continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services.
  8. Demonstrates competent patient care, integrating infection control and body substance precautions, patient safety, body mechanics, and knowledge of growth and development.
  9. Demonstrates and practices family-centered care.
  10. Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patient and family.
  11. Communicates relevant information at the patient/family level of understanding.
  12. Identifies patient/family need for services from ancillary departments and provides follow-up and referral as necessary.
  13. Documents treatment and review, e.g., medical history.
  14. Clinical staff may serve a specific patient population, but has the potential to care for    patients within the age population range served at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and will have competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, e.g., N is Neonate less than 30 days, I is Infant 30 days to 1 year, EC is Early Childhood 1-5 years, LC is Late Childhood 5-13 years, A is Adolescent 13-17 years, AD is Adult, and ALL is all ages.
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS* Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistanceBending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Climbing - Not PresentHearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)WORKING CONDITIONS* Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  5461 Meridian Mark, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Clinical/Nursing Support - Clinical Support

Posted
04/19/2021
Salary Range
$44,000.00 - 73,000.00
per Year
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Location
Atlanta, GA 30342, US