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Hygienist, Dental-Registered

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Registered Dental Hygienist directs oral hygiene care for KPDCP members including comprehensive prevention, maintenance, therapeutic dental treatment and/or restorative services. The RDH educates members of their oral status, motivating them to achieve and maintain optimum oral health.
Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct patient oral hygiene care for program members, including comprehensive prevention, maintenance, and/or therapeutic dental treatment restorative services.
  • Data collection and documentation pertaining to patients' oral health in compliance with policy and procedure.
  • Provide oral hygiene instruction and education.
  • Maintain a work area appropriate to a clinical environment in compliance with environmental health and safety standards.
  • Support other office functions during down time, ensuring a level of cooperation and positive work environment.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
    Basic Qualifications:


    • N/A

      • Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program with a minimum of an associate's degree in applied science.
        License, Certification, Registration

        • Current Oregon OR Washington Dental Hygiene license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer.
          • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
            • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.
              • Local anesthesia endorsement (Oregon Dental Hygiene license only - this endorsement is included in the Washington State Dental Hygiene license) required upon hire/transfer.
                • Alloy polishing credentials.*
                  • Denture relines credentials.*
                    • Place and finish restoration credentials.*
                      • Nitrous oxide credentials and equipment knowledge.*
                        • * Required by state of Washington.

                          Additional Requirements:

                          • X-ray equipment - Daily.
                            • Ultrasonic scalers - Daily for deposit removal.
                              • Handpieces - Daily for polishing teeth and fillings.
                                Preferred Qualifications:

                                • One (1) year of clinical experience.
                                  • Pit & fissure experience.
                                    • Local anesthesia experience.
                                      • Basic knowledge of sterilization and infection control equipment.
                                        • Basic computer skills.

                                          • Travel N Interstate, Eastmoreland, Grand Ave, Johnson Creek, Glisan, Gresham, Oregon City, Rockwood, Clackamas dental offices.
                                            PrimaryLocation : Oregon,Portland,North Interstate Services Building
                                            HoursPerWeek : 20
                                            Shift : Day
                                            Workdays : Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
                                            WorkingHoursStart : 06:30 AM
                                            WorkingHoursEnd : 06:30 PM
                                            Job Schedule : Part-time
                                            Job Type : Standard
                                            Employee Status : Regular
                                            Employee Group/Union Affiliation : W03-AFT-Local 5017
                                            Job Level : Individual Contributor
                                            Job Category : Dental Support
                                            Department : North Interstate - Dental Office - 1008
                                            Travel : Yes, 100 % of the Time
                                            Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Portland , Hygienist, Dental-Registered, Healthcare , Portland, Oregon

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