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Children's Hospital Boston Dental Hygienist- Per Diem in Boston, Massachusetts

66448BRJob Posting Title:Dental Hygienist- Per DiemDepartment:Dental ServicesAutoReqId:66448BRStatus:Part-TimeStandard Hours per Week:1 Job Posting Category:ClinicalJob Posting Description:

This Dental Hygienist will be responsible for:

  • Performing standard dental hygiene treatments, oral evaluations, preventive dental health education, and mouth care.

  • Ensuring that each patient is briefly examined by a licensed dentist at each visit.

  • Consulting with a licensed dentist when referral for additional services is appropriate.

  • Reviewing patient dental care history prior to patient appointment, Checks medical record for information as needed.

  • Following all patient care standards, policies and procedures.

  • Reviewing and annotates patient oral, medical, family and social history Takes, develops, mounts and files dental radiographs that meet the minimum departmental standards for quality and readability.

  • Ensuring quality of image and reviews with provider before re-taking an image, to minimize exposure to radiation.

  • Taking digital photographs as instructed. May scan physical (non-digital) images into electronic dental record.

  • Charting teeth and conditions in patient’s electronic dental record as directed by the licensed provider.

  • Educating patients/parents/caregivers about procedures, post-care treatment and long-term oral care.

  • Modifying instructions and education to the appropriate age level as necessary.

  • Preparing for patient care by ensuring a clean and safe environment for direct care and that treatment materials/tools and educational materials are set up. Handles sterile instruments and materials according to standard procedures.

  • Following department/ADA approved procedures for disinfecting/cleaning operatory between patient visits.

  • Documenting and enters charges for all procedures performed in a timely manner and according to departmental standards. Schedules appointments in system.

    In order to qualify, you must have:

  • Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited dental hygiene program

  • Minimum of one year of full time experience in pediatric dentistry.

    Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

    Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

    Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Per Diem