Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center
Ahoskie, NC, North Carolina • Hertford County
November 30, 2023
October 30, 2023
Registered Dental Hygienist
Corporate, Ahoskie, NC, US
Title: Registered Dental Hygienist
Reports To: Dental Practice Manager
Direct Reports: None
Classification/Category: Dental I
Work Status: Onsite
Salary Range: $35.89 – $42.10
Summary of Position
Promote dental health by completing dental prophylaxis, providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies, charting conditions of decay and disease, performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.
RCCHC Mission, Vision and Values
Mission: Great care for everyone, every day.
Vision: Striving to be the premier healthcare provider, dedicated to and supported by the people we serve.
Values: (R)espectful, (C)ompassionate, (C)aring, (H)onest, (C)omitted
Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center will provide open access, community-oriented primary care of the highest quality to all residents within our service area and surrounding counties, regardless of their ability to pay.
Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions in the English language. Communicate effectively. Interact in a respectful and professional manner with internal and external custons or related charges. Able to travel to other RCCHC site. Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse populations, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds to the communities we serve.
Ability to navigate and enter data into an EHR
Computer to the communities we serve.
Ability to navigate and enter data into an EHR
Computer usage/windows literacy
Microsoft word/excel or equivalent
Education: Associate degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited Dental Hygiene program
Experience: Two (2) years’ experience preferred but not required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
North Carolina Dental Hygiene License
Current CPR (BLS) required.
Current and unencumbered license to practice dental hygiene in the State of North Carolina.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical dental hygiene
Thorough knowledge of dental terminology and dental science
Knowledge of community-based dental environment
Knowledge of medications related to dentistry
Familiarity with dental anatomy and pathology to the extent of being able to recognize simple types of oral conditions
Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center.
Is accountable to ensure patient rights and ensures an environment that promotes the privacy, dignity, and well-being of all patients in a safe, secure environment.
Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for:
Safety, including universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, reports and/or corrects unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.
Confidentiality of all data, including patient, employee, and operations data.
Quality Improvement and compliance with all regulatory requirements.
Compliance with current law and policy to prove a work environment free from sexual harassment and all illegal and discriminatory behavior.
Supports and participates in common teamwork:
Cooperates and works together with all care team members, plans, and completes job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgement.
Remain calm and poised in urgent or stressful situations.
Follows up as appropriate with supervisor, care team members or patients regarding reported complaints, problems, and concerns
Promotes positive public relations with patients, visitors, and the community
Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform, and dress codes including personal hygiene.
Ability to work with persons from a wide diversity of social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
Effectively and efficiently completes all duties as assigned.
Responsible for knowing and following all dental policies and procedures, including documenting all patient interactions in EHR timely.
Provide prophylactic care and preventative care to include topical fluoride varnish and application of occlusal sealants.
Provide oral hygiene education to patients, on an individual basis and in groups when feasible and appropriate.
Exposes and develops radiographs.
Develops education programs with the Chief Dental Officer/Dental Director
Percepts dental hygiene students assigned to Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center or in conjunction with dental outreach programs.
Participates in continuing education on and off site as feasible and appropriate.
Perform sterilization of dental instruments and dental equipment.
May be required to work multiple locations.
Strict adherence to all Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, HIPAA, HRSA, State, Federal and accreditation agency rules, and regulations.
Hygiene recall system
Dental prior authorization
Additional job duties are required.
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