Children's Hospital Boston Dental Hygienist in Boston, Massachusetts

48885BRTitle:Dental HygienistDepartment:Dental ServicesAutoReqId:48885BRStatus:Part Time Standard Hours per Week:32 Shift:DayJob Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Dental Services department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

The Dental Hygienist will:

  • Perform standard dental hygiene procedures, oral evaluations, caries risk assessment, preventive dental health education, and mouth care. Ensure that each patient is examined by a licensed dentist at each visit. Consult with a licensed dentist when referral for additional services is appropriate.

  • Review, update and document patient medical history into electronic medical record. Review, update and document updates of dental care history prior to patient appointment. Check medical record for information as needed.

  • Follow all patient care standards, policies and procedures. Review and annotate patient oral, medical, family and social history.

  • Take and process digital dental radiographs that meet the minimum departmental standards for quality and readability. Understand proper positioning technique and other requirements when taking panoramic and/or cephalometric films. Check quality of image and reviews with provider before re-taking an image, to minimize exposure to radiation. Scan physical (non-digital) images into electronic dental record.

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

  • Educate patients/parents/caregivers about procedures, post-care treatment and long-term oral care. Modify instructions and education to the appropriate age level as necessary.

  • Prepare for patient care by ensuring a clean and safe environment for direct care and that treatment materials/tools and educational materials are set up. Handle sterile instruments and materials according to standard procedures. Follow department/ADA approved procedures for disinfecting/cleaning operatory between patient visits.

  • Document and enter charges for all procedures performed in a timely manner and according to departmental standards. Schedule appointments in system.

  • Complete a dental note for each patient’s encounter which is sent to the licensed dentist who performed the examination.

  • Enter an initial dental treatment plan as directed by the licensed dentist who has performed the oral examination.

To qualify, you must have:

  • An Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited dental hygiene program.

  • 1-2 years of experience as a Dental Hygienist in pediatric dentistry.

  • A working knowledge of electronic dental health records, tooth charting, and creation of visit documentation.

  • A current MA license to practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H).

  • Current CPR certification.

  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible 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.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.Office/Site Location:Boston