Job ID: 290125314  |  Last Updated: 12/28/2022

Dental Hygienist (WH)

Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
Winter Haven, FL
Applicant Contact
Joe VanDyke
HR Generalist
(863) 291-5112 ext. 2513
(863) 291-5119
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

This is a working level job working under general direction applying discretion and latitude in performance of various tasks associated with dental hygiene in a clinical or public health setting. Incumbents may supervise and evaluate performance of professional, paraprofessional and/or support personnel as assigned. Incumbents must be licensed as a Dental Hygienist in the state of Florida to perform this job.

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of dentistry
Licensed as a Dental Hygienist in Florida
Insurability (malpractice)
Principles, theories, and practices of dentistry
Principles, theories, and practices of radiology
Principles, theories, and practices of dental hygiene

RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS include, but are not limited to, the following:
Be familiar with CFHCs program philosophies, goals, and objectives
Be cognizant of and comply with all CFHCs policies and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations
Complete all required paperwork on time (Timesheets, encounter tickets, evaluations, progress notes, etc.)
Understand the requirements of CFHCs Exposure Control Plan
Assure compliance with this plan by support staff assigned to assist you
Personally utilize universal precautions when practicing in the clinical setting
Participate in staff outreach and off-site health care programs requiring Dentistry services as requested by the Dental Director. Represent CFHC in the community
Complete all duties, responsibilities, and competencies in a manner that is appropriate to the age groups to whom care / services are being provided
Provide necessary information and signatures for participation in reimbursement arrangements, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and other plans
Maintain up to date knowledge of coding and billing requirements
Provide accurate coding information on encounter tickets that corresponds to care given and documented in progress notes
Rotate to other CFHC centers as needed to provide coverage
Report as needed to the Dental Director any pertinent information or situations that impact on patient care or CFHC liability
Attend and participate in mandatory CFHC meetings (Center Specific quarterly meetings, Corporate meetings, and other meetings as designated by the Dental Director)
Report dental issues at the Dental Meetings
Review and update dental provider protocols and participate in Quality Assurance programs to minimize risk, in collaboration with the Chief Clinical Officer
Participate in Peer Review activities as requested by CCO
Make recommendations to the Dental Director regarding the purchase of dental supplies, instruments, and equipment, and repair and/or maintenance of these
Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with other members of the dental team
Be supportive of coworkers
Apply dental techniques
Teach personal hygiene and daily living skills
Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
Maintain neat and professional appearance at all times
Perform all surgical procedures using sterile techniques and CDC guidelines
Carry out any other activities deemed appropriate by the Dental Director

Requires 80% or more time spent standing/walking
Independently mobile
Ability to lift weight equivalents to that would be required when occasionally assisting and positioning patients, repositioning equipment and lifting supplies
Ability to adapt and function in varying environments of workload, patient acuity, worksites and work shifts
Environmentally exposed to a variety of contagious diseases and other patient related conditions

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.

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