Chapa-De Indian Health is a non-profit community outpatient health center with a mission to advance the health and well-being of American Indians and low income individuals living in our communities by providing convenient access to high quality, compassionate care.
The Dental Hygienist will provide Oral Hygiene care and instruction to the agency Dental population; assist in coordinating the department’s prevention/education services.
- Scaling of teeth to remove supra and subgingival deposits of calculus.
- Soft tissue curettage and root planing for treatment of periodontal disease.
- Polishing of teeth with rubber cup or prophy brush to remove stains and plaque.
- Application of pit and fissure sealants.
- Application of non-aerosol and non-caustic topical agents (fluoride, anesthetic).
- Polish and contour restorations.
- Oral hygiene instruction.
- Examination of charting of patients oral condition, including probing and charting.
- Exposing and developing of dental X-rays.
- Administration of local anesthetics.
- Cleans and disinfects unit between patients.
- Coordinate with other Departments to insure oral hygiene education, nutrition, and follow-up care throughout the service area.
- Maintain currency through continued education courses and meetings.
- Any other duties as prescribed by the supervising Dentist in keeping with the limitations of the State Dental Practices Act of Dental Hygienists.
- Understand and promote the mission, vision, and values of Chapa-De both in the work place and in the community.
- Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations, as they pertain to position including; HIPAA, Scope of Practice, Accreditation Standards, OSHA, and the Agency’s Policies & Procedures.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of an approved Dental Hygiene Training Course.
- One year experience in a clinical setting.
- Current California State Dental Hygiene License.
- Current CPR and Radiation Licenses.
- Working computer knowledge including email, word processing and data entry.
- Current CDL, clean DMV printout and proof of auto insurance.
- Indian Preference. Preference in filling vacancies will be given to qualified Indian applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, section 472 & 473). In other than the above, Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination normally associated with dental assisting in general practice dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals and copiers is required. Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Frequent exposure to communicable disease, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally be required to stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.