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Contract Dental Hygienist

Seldovia Village Tribe

Homer, Alaska 99603
Job Type:
Employee, Contract
Job Status:
  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Non-Profit and Social Services
  • Part-Time / Seasonal Help
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Job Details

Position Overview
Under the general supervision of the Dental Director, the Dental Hygienist will assess patient needs, plan and deliver direct dental care and associated services to patients within the scope of their training and licensure. The Dental Hygienist works cooperatively with all dental and clinic staff in a team environment to serve the needs of patient/partners.

The Dental program of SVT Health & Wellness is a fast-paced work environment and requires the ability to manage time and stress. Seldovia Village Tribe is a drug-free, alcohol-free, and tobacco-free work environment. An individual in this position may be exposed to communicable diseases or hazards common to a healthcare setting, including but not limited to needle stick wounds, chemicals, and tuberculosis. Work is generally conducted in a typical dental office setting. Travel between locations may be by small boat, small plane, or by car and is subject to inclement weather.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Deliver direct care to patient/partners to include, but not limited to, cleaning, polishing, radiographs, application of sealants and flourides.
• Provide char-side assistance to dentist in the performance of special tests, procedures or complex treatments
• Assess dental condition and needs of patient using patient screening procedures to include medical history review, and dental and periodontal charting.
• Make impressions of patient/partner teeth for study casts
• Participate in quality assurance activities such as development and review of policies and procedures and programs that affect quality of care.
• Assist in case management of all dental patients to include assessment, recall and follow up of patient visit and problem.
• Monitor and follow up case studies related to patient education to include diabetes, Native children and other health disparities. Develop and implement individualized dental care plans for patients; perform education and discharge planning.  
• Understand and apply principles of aseptic technique and Universal Precautions for infection control.
• Follow compliance requirements of OSHA and CLIA in procedures including but not limited to refrigeration temperatures, laboratory assurance tests, and autoclave spore tests.
• Assist in patient referral process and patient follow-up care as directed or necessary.
• Utilize Electronic Health Record for patient documentation
• Recognize and respond to emergencies.
• Participate in SVT staff meetings and committees as required
• Other duties as assigned


Requirements - Education: Graduate from Dental Hygiene program, Required Experience: 2+ Years' experience in a clinical setting, Preferred Licensure: State of Alaska Dental Hygienist License, Required Certifications: Current BLS/First Aid Required Computer: Experience and proficiency in using Electronic Health Records, Required. Travel: Quarterly travel to Seldovia by boat or plane, expected as day trips, but subject to inclement weather, that may require staying the night in Seldovia. Employment: Successful completion of preemployment drug screening, background screening, and FBI Fingerprinting

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