Registered Dental Assistant

Contract
Illinois
Posted 2 weeks ago

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 Assistant in Great Lakes, IL!

DUTIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Must be U.S. Citizen (for access to Gov’ t computer systems)

  • Hours of Operation – Monday – Friday (7:00am – 3:30 pm)
  • Pay – $19.00 – $21.00 per hour
  • Benefits
    • Health Insurance – Provided by UnitedHealthCare
    • 10 Federal Holidays
    • 10 Personal Leave
    • 401(K)
    • Life and Short Term Disability Insurance

For immediate consideration, please contact:

FOR IMMEDIATE Assistance and a faster response please TEXT:

Danielle Galvan: (321) 278-1777

If you meet ALL the requirements above and you would like to expedite the process, please start by emailing me your updated resume/CV showing you possess the experience.

Email me your required documents at:

danielle.galvan @knightingalehealth.com

***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: www.knightingalehealth.com

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.

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