South Dakota
Posted 11 months ago

Job description

Job description

Knightingale Health Services, LLC is a fresh, dedicated healthcare staffing company that specializes in temp-to-hire, locums, and direct hire opportunities in healthcare staffing for local, state and federal hospitals nationwide. We strive to hire the best possible registered nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals for our clients while building long-lasting relationships with our candidates! We are currently seeking a motivated Registered Dental Hygienist or Dental Assistant in Fort Thompson, SD!


Contract Duration: Must commit to 6 months but Contract is scheduled for 1 year with a Possibilty of an extention (based on your work ethic and professionlism)

Start Date: May 6, 2023


  • Must be U.S. Citizen (for access to Gov’ t computer systems) (NO exceptions)
  • Possess a degree or certificate in dental hygiene from a school of dental hygiene approved by the Council on Dental Education of the ADA
  • Hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Dental Hygienist or Dental Assistant in any one of the fifty States, the DC, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Territories
  • Minimum 12 months experience within the preceding 24 months, OR have graduated from ADA approved dental hygiene program within last 12 months
  • Have either (a) successfully completed at least 12 classroom hours of continuing dental hygiene education within the preceding 18 months which maintain skills and knowledge in dental hygiene and preventive dentistry OR (b) graduated from an ADA approved dental hygiene program within the preceding 12 months
  • Provide letters of clinical competency from two practicing dentists attesting to the HCW s clinical skills; if a recent graduate, the letters of clinical competency may be either from practicing dentists or from faculty members where the dental hygiene degree was received; letters must be within the last three years
  • SCHEDULE: Monday- Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM, 8 hour shifts


  • 8-10 Patients Daily
  • Inspect head and neck, examine mouth, throat and pharynx for evidence of disease such as oral cancer and/or soft tissue pathosis
  • Expose, develop and interpret radiographs to identify tooth structure, periodontal support and other abnormalities such as periodontal bone loss, periapical pathosis, caries, defective restorations, improper tooth contours and contact relationships
  • Refer suspected medical conditions, hard and soft tissue abnormalities, caries, periapical and periodontal pathosis and traumatic or suspicious lesions to the dental officer for evaluation
  • Obtain blood pressure on patients presenting for treatment
  • Perform subgingival scaling, root planning and curettage under local anesthesia administered by a dental officer and perform topical fluoride applications
  • Plan and adapt oral home care techniques to the specific need of the individual patient
  • Monitor, provide technical direction and assist in training dental technicians involved in direct patient care to perform scaling, prophylaxes, polishing procedures, fluoride applications and oral home care instructions; this may include preparing and presenting scheduled lectures to staff
  • Maintain a record of patient treatment and number of patients treated
  • Record oral condition of teeth and supporting tissues, type of therapy provided and progress notes
  • Clean and maintain instruments and ensure their sterility
  • Treat acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
  • Assist in Oral Diagnosis Sick call to include exposing and developing periapical, bitewing and panoral radiographs
  • Clean and maintain the work area to meet the clinic’ s standards, and may be assigned other duties as directed by the Commanding Officer, consistent with the normal duties of a dental hygienist
  • Administration of local anesthesia (infiltration and block anesthesia) is not a required qualification; however, if the appropriate background training and credentials exist, clinical privileges may be granted

Staff Support: Yes, 2 Dentist and 1 Hygienist

Dates coverage is needed: Anticipated start date early May – 6 months (with option to extend)

Patient Ages: All Ages

Procedures Required: will pack cords and make temp crowns (can train on this if needed, experience not required)

Type of Charting: EMR – RPMS

Reason for Need: staff shortage

Credentialing Timeframe: 4-5 weeks on average

For immediate consideration, please contact:

Danielle Galvan
FOR IMMEDIATE Assistance and a faster response please TEXT:

*We can conduct a screening on the same DAY you apply! Our team can send your information to the facility for approval and receive a response within 24-72 hours, allowing the facility to conduct an official interview. We accept/reward referrals. You can check our website for more details:


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative — innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Contract Renewal:

  • Possible

Full Time Opportunity:

  • To be discussed

ONLY if you meet ALL the requirements above and you would like to expedite the process, please text me stating you possess the experience.

Or if you have questions regarding the opportunity, please text me a day and time you are available in order for me to prescreen you ensuring you meet the qualifications.

***Our team can conduct a screening on the same day you apply and if you commit to the opportunity after the screening process, we then can submit your profile to the facility on the same day as well!

You can check our website for more details:

Knightingale Health Services does not discriminate in employment based off of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40.00 – $60.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Associate (Required)


  • Dental Assistant: 2 years (Required)
  • Dental Hygienist: 2 years (Required)


  • BLS/CPR (Required)
  • Dental Assistant (Required)
  • Dental Hygienist (Required)

Work Location: In person

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $40.00 – $60.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • South Dakota: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Dental assisting: 1 year (Preferred)


  • X-Ray Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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Dental Assistants

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