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Subcontracted Dental Hygienist

Company: Bethany For Children & Fa
Location: Moline
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

The Bethany for Children & Families Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Mobile Dental Program provides preventative and restorative care to children who do not have access to oral health care. Give Kids a Smile is a community program aimed at increasing access to dental care for underserved, low-income children. The GKAS program is run out of our Moline, Illinois office, but all subcontractors will meet at the school location based on what days the subcontractors sign up for.What do Subcontracted Dental Hygienists get out of working with the Give Kids a Smile dental program?Flexible Schedule - YOU decide when and where you would like to workPay rate of $30.00 per hourThe satisfaction of helping children in need of dental care who have limited resources in getting much needed dental hygiene.Get experience working with a wide community-based network of dentists and hygienists.Subcontracted Dental Hygienist Performance Objectives:Responsible for performing prophylaxis, fluoride treatment, sealant application, and assisting the other dental team members as necessary.Arrives at school and enters dental coach in sufficient time to complete equipment set up and preparation for the treatment day to begin at designated time.Reviews for allergies, heart murmur, or any other medical condition. Performs prophylaxis and fluoride treatment prior to the screening examination by the dentist. The dental sealant is placed following screening exam by dentist if no decay is present and permanent molars are fully erupted. These procedures are done on eligible school children who qualify for the program. Assists other staff members as needed.Replenishes supplies in her/his care and advise the dental coach manager when supplies are low.Maintains and cleans equipment in her/his care.Maintain a courteous and professional attitude at all times with students and school staff members.Sterilizes/replaces instruments after each patient; wipes down/sterilize the operatory after each patient, rotating tasks with the other hygienist and dental assistants.Ensures that all instruments and operatories are sterilized at the end of the day.Completes all paperwork and returns same to the dental coach manager for submission by established deadline.Performs other duties as assigned when not performing her/his duties as a dental hygienist, specifically, contacting parents and guardians to arrange for restorative care; contacting volunteer dental offices for the acceptance of restorative referrals, contacting school nurses to facilitate referrals into the comprehensive screening and sealant program; checking sealant retention rates; conducting inventory checks on the dental coach, and perform other duties as assigned.Subcontracted Dental Hygienists Qualifications:Possess a current, valid Registered Dental Hygienist License from Illinois and/or Iowa (preferably both).Be neat and professional in appearance and dressed in clean attire when performing duties.Have reliable transportation in order to arrive on time at designated schools.Have sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community.Be able to effectively work in a limited space environment.Have the ability to fulfill all of the regulatory requirements for contractors or employees of Child Welfare Agencies as are prescribed in Iowa and Illinois Administrative Rule and Procedure, including successful completion of the criminal background investigation, clearance from the Illinois CANTS and Iowa Registry.Come be part of a team of Dentists, Dental Hygienists and other Give Kids a Smile staff making a difference in the lives of area youth.EOE PI197362486

Keywords: Bethany For Children & Fa, Moline , Subcontracted Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Moline, Illinois

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