Opening: Dental Hygienist
$35.00/hour; up to 24 hours per week
James City County Olde Towne Medical Center seeks a responsible individual to provide dental care to patients in all facets of a general dental practice to treat, prevent, and educate dental health issues.
Perform scalings, root planning, and polish natural and restored teeth using hand instruments, rotary instruments, prophy jets, and ultrasonic devices; apply sealants.
Perform an original or clinical examination of teeth and surrounding tissues; perform subgingival irrigation or subgingival application of Schedule VI medicinal agents in accordance with the Code of Virginia.
Assist with placement and removal of elastic orthodontic separators; educate patients on proper handling and care of orthodontic materials; and educate patients in placement and removal of retainers and appliances after fitting.
May serve as chair side assistant aiding the dentistâ€™s treatment by concurrently performing supporting actions during routine and surgical procedures
Assist in the development of clinical quality improvement (CQI) activities and clinical protocols and procedures.
Any combination of education or experience equivalent to a high school diploma and some experience in general clerical work or one ear in a medical or dental setting; experience as dental assistant preferred.
Must be licensed in the State of Virginia as Dental Hygienist.
Must possess or obtain CPR certification within six weeks of employment.
Knowledge of dental health principles and practices, wellness concepts, and community resources.
Ability to work independently, and as a team member under pressure in a fast-paced clinic setting.
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description. Accepting applications until 11:59 pm (EST) 08/15/2016.