Dental Hygienist: Provides dental hygiene therapy for dental patients to improve their oral health by a thorough removal of plaque and tarter from the surface of the teeth. Improve the patient’s ability to conduct proper home care.
Washington Registered Dental Hygienist State License, Graduation from a accredited Dental Hygiene program, Clinical experience in either public or private practice two (2) year experience, four (4) years preferred.
Knowledge of Dental Anatomy, drug interactions and uses. Clinical skills: good hand-eye coordination to allow for gentle and through removal of surface deposits. Ability to assess patient needs. Documentation skills: ability to write legibly and accurately. Communication skills: excellent verbal skills with both the patients and staff. Professionalism: perform job duties in a professional manner. Demonstrates commitment to the position, which is reflected in attitude, demeanor, and appearance. Interpersonal skills: ability to work with others in a positive and team oriented manner. Organizational Skills: ability to prioritize and multi-task. Organized and gets work done in a timely manner. Problem solving/decision making ability: have the knowledge and skills to develop a treatment plan and evaluate its’ effectiveness.
Continuously works inside. Frequently sits, grasps finger (both hands), does this in a repetitive motion, foot controls, talk, hear, and see. Occasionally stand, lift, carry, bend, reaches below, above shoulder and at waist. twist and push and pulls. Rarely balance, crouch, kneel, and is exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures, atmospheric conditions, electric shock, moving mechanical parts and toxic, caustic chemicals. Never climb, crawl, drive, work outside wet and/or humid, exposure to weather or vibration, radiation and never work with explosives.