Correct Care Solutions Dental Hygienist in Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS) has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to comprehensively manage and provide medical and mental health care, forensic mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse treatment and dental services to patients at Bridgewater State Hospital. CCRS is seeking qualified professionals to be part of this innovative program that will deliver care in accordance with a person-centered, trauma-informed recovery/resiliency philosophy. CCRS’ overall goal is to improve patients’ levels of functioning and wellness for a successful recovery and discharge from the hospital. CCRS has several exciting employment opportunities based at Bridgewater State Hospital for individuals to work alongside visionary leaders committed to improving public health. When you work at a CCRS facility, you have an opportunity to make a difference every single day.
Our Dental Assistant assists the Dentist during examination and treatment of patients and is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the dental equipment in accordance with OSHA standards. The Dental Assistant coordinates the Dental Clinic schedule and is responsible for ordering supplies and equipment.
- High School diploma or its equivalent.
Completed Dental Assistant Program.
Two (2) years dental assistant experience to include assisting and sterilization techniques, knowledge of dental procedures and equipment, infections control, and safety measures procedures.
- Certification as a Dental Assistant is required.
Provides chair side assistance, passing instruments, keeps operating field clear, suctions, and other assisting tasks as assigned by the Dentist.
Takes dental x‐rays, including developing and mounting films, pours impression casts, keeps log, and escorts patients to and from waiting area and assists with supervision of patients.
Documentation as required. Communicates effectively with patients.
Maintains the cleanliness and sanitation of the dental clinical along with daily operational functions. Maintains
clean and sanitary environment in accordance with OSHA standards and infection control policies. Sterilizes instruments, cleans equipment, changes chemicals, performs weekly spore tests on steam sterilizer, monitors refrigerator, keeps logs, and keeps MSDS up‐to‐date. Orders supplies, keeps inventory and logs, and arranges for repair of equipment and routine maintenance. Above is done in accordance with hospital procedures.
Participates in ongoing quality improvement and chart review activities.
Schedules patients for appointments and follow‐up, sends out notification of appointments, follows up on no shows, and refusals in accordance with hospital procedures.
Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats patients as an individual, and considers the culture of the patients when providing care and treatment.
Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patients of different ages.
Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each patient.
Disaster and fire procedures, infection control, risk management.
Continues professional development through in‐service education, workshops, conferences and self‐study necessary to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
Perform other duties as assigned.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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Location MA, Bridgewater
Facility Bridgewater State Hospital
Shift Day 8 hour
Recruiter Cheryl Anderson