Registered Dental Hygienist

Sauk County

Purpose of the Position

The purpose of the Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is responsible for providing dental services to the Sauk County Seal-A-Smile program.
This position is for a RDH to work in our Seal-A-Smile program approximately one day per week during the school year in area schools. They will perform a visual oral exam, application of sealants as needed as well as fluoride. Additionally, education about good oral health habits will be a part of this role.

***This is a limited term position that shall follow school calendar year and will offer 6 working hours per week. No benefits will be offered with this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Develop and maintain relationships with program’s stakeholders (school administrators, teachers, school nurses, grantors, business organizations and parent volunteers).

• Conduct dental screenings to assess oral health and associated risks and to determine which teeth are appropriate to seal.

• Apply dental sealants for targeted school children and provide fluoride varnish applications, assess quality of sealants applied, provide sealant retention checks, and reapply sealants if necessary.

• Compile with all provisions of the Seal-A-Smile grant including data entry in to the Wisconsin DentaSeal Registry.

• Refer students in need of follow-up care or restorative dental needs to community providers.

• Assure that all dental equipment is transported and maintained per manufactures guidelines and dental instruments and equipment is cleaned, disinfected and sterilized.

• Maintain quality service by providing quality customer service standards. Analyze and recommend system improvements.

• Interpret and evaluate program data for objectives, efficiencies, trends, options, and outcomes.

• Actively participate in population health initiatives.

• Provide presentations to outside agencies regarding the activities of the program or to request additional funding.

Public Health Core Competencies
• Advocate for policies, programs, and resources
• Develop goals and objectives
• Monitor trends
• Develop and recommend options
• Apply public health informatics to policies, programs, and services
• Describe public health as part of a larger system
• Explain how public health, health care, and other organizations can work together or individually
• Communicate in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency
• Identify relationships that are affecting health
• Develop relationships
• Maintain relationships

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

• Identify and coordinate program changes as needed.

• Assist in collecting, compiling, and maintaining statistics and reports required and/or requested by federal, state and local agencies.

• Maintain client records.

• Develop and maintain client relationships to establish continuity of care.

• And other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Maintain all relevant certifications

• Communicate advisory data and information such as grant applications, medical records, various manuals, and routine and non-routine correspondence

• Communicate verbally and in writing with County personnel, department personnel, children, clients, and the general public

• Explain, demonstrate, and clarify to others established policies, procedures, and standards

• Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and calculating percentages, fractions, and decimals

• Compare, count, differentiate, measure, sort, classify, compute, tabulate, and/or categorize data and/or information

• Use fine and gross motor skills to perform tasks such as operating various dental tools

• Exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and standing for long periods

• Recognize and identify degrees of similarity and differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, odors, textures, etc. associated with objects, materials, and ingredients

Environment

• Safe and comfortable in regard to violence, noise, and disease.

Required Working Hours

Standard working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Please note that SAS program runs during the school year only and during school hours, primarily.

Education and Experience Requirements

Required: Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene
3 years of dental hygienist experience

Licenses/Certifications: Wisconsin State Dental Hygienist License
Wisconsin State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

Preferred: Experience with children in relation to dental hygiene

Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.

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