Johnson County Iowa Dental Hygienist in Iowa City, Iowa
$58,620.67 - $70,344.80 Annually
Iowa City, IA
Public Health - Global
10/10/2022 11:59 PM Central
Definition & Duties
Under general supervision, provides dental screenings, oral hygiene instruction, caries preventive treatments, dental referrals, and oral health education as part of public health dental programs.
Knowledge of & Ability to
Principles, techniques, terminology, and practices of dental health, and preventative clinical services
Development of pediatric dentition
Dental procedures, instruments, equipment, and supplies
Methods and outreach used in health education
HIPAA and OSHA regulations
English language to include grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and vocabulary
Collect data, keep accurate records, and prepare specialized reports
Apply State or Federal standards as they relate to programs
Interpret, apply, and articulate departmental policies and procedures
Represent Johnson County and perform duties in a professional, responsible, and trustworthy manner
Maintain confidentiality and security of information as appropriate
Provide customer service that is courteous and responsive
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other departments, agencies (including physicians, dentists, nurses, school officials/personnel), and members of the public
Interact effectively with persons representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias
Organize and prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities
Be detail-oriented and accurate while performing duties
Use a computer for the purposes data entry, spreadsheets, presentations, word processing, email and Internet
Operate common office equipment such as calculators, fax machines, photocopiers, scanners and multi-line telephones
Handle low to moderate levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the position
Follow oral and written instructions
Organize and present facts, ideas, and opinions clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
Have clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communication
Have sufficient vision which permits light to moderate production and review of a wide variety of materials both in electronic and hardcopy forms
Have sufficient manual dexterity to make handwritten notations and which permits moderate use of a keyboard and mouse
Lift, move, carry, push and/or pull up to approximately 35 pounds
Stand, sit, squat, kneel, bend, crouch, twist, reach, and use a step stool as needed
Have sufficient personal mobility to complete work at various facilities
Work flexible schedule and occasional overtime as needed
Minimum Education, Training & Experience & Special Requirements
Associate’s degree in dental hygiene from an accredited dental hygiene program AND three (3) years of dental hygiene clinical experience in private practice, schools, hospitals, or community/public health settings. Experience with pediatric population preferred.
Special requirements: Must be licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Iowa. Valid driver’s license and insurable under County liability coverage. Must pass background check.
to be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Perform direct services within the scope of practice for a licensed dental hygienist, including, but not limited to: oral assessment and screening, sealant application, fluoride varnish application, oral hygiene instruction, prophylaxis, and nutrition-dental counseling.
Provide services as specified in the written Public Health Supervision Agreement and under the protocols specified in the agreement.
Refer clients to area dentists for dental treatment and to establish ongoing dental homes.
Document dental findings and preventive treatments.
Develop and conduct oral health education programs for individual patients and community groups.
Follow Maternal/Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) protocols for dental assessment and education.
Conduct follow-up contacts and dental care coordination with clients and/or parents.
Assist the Oral Health Coordinator with school based sealant program duties including recruiting participants, obtaining parental consent, contacting school administrators, conducting presentations, and staffing clinics.
Serve as a mandatory reporter to the Department of Human Services (DHS).
Stock, maintain, and disinfect dental service areas and storage areas.
Assist in program quality improvement and evaluation including program, divisional, and department performance indicators.
Participate in emergency preparedness response as directed.
Assist with development of undergraduate and graduate students completing internships and practicum experiences at Johnson County Public Health.
Participate in work-related meetings, training, and conferences as required.
Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices.
Attend work regularly at the designated place and time.
Resume and cover letter must be attached to online application.
The following is a summary of benefits for full-time, non-bargaining County employees. Benefits, privileges and duties for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary depending on specific contract provisions.
Employees serve a six-month probationary period and are eligible for meritorious performance compensation increases based upon performance evaluations. Across the board compensation increases are considered by the Board of Supervisors, and are made effective July 1 annually.
During 1st through 9th years: 3 working weeks
During 10th through 19th years: 4 working weeks
During 20th or later years: 5 working weeks
12 paid holidays per year plus 2 personal holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
Thanksgiving Day and day after
Floating Christmas holiday
Accrues at the rate of 18 days per year on a per-pay period basis to a maximum accrual of 120 days. After accumulation of 90 sick days, employees may convert sick leave to vacation on a 4:1 basis.
Voluntary wellness activities, screenings, educational opportunities and incentives are offered throughout the year for employees and their families.
Employee Assistance Program
Employees and their families may contact Synchrony for free EAP counseling and referral services.
Health Care Coverage
Eligible employees may elect health care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment.
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa is the third party administrator for this self-funded plan
PPO with 90/10 in-network and 80/20 out-of-network co-insurance; $275 deductible single or $550 deductible family; $1000 out-of-pocket maximum single or $2000 out -of-pocket maximum family
Single coverage is $32/month for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is $112.00/month.
Dental Care Coverage
Eligible employees may elect dental care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment. Single coverage is paid by the County for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is a cost between the County and employee.
Vision Care Coverage
Eligible employees may elect vision care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment. Single coverage is paid by the County for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is a cost between the County and employee.
Eligible employees may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket health, dental and vision expenses that are not reimbursable through another source. Employees may also set aside pre-tax dollars for dependent care expenses.
Eligible full-time employees are covered after 60 days of employment. Coverage is 1 times annualized compensation rounded up to the nearest thousand in group term life insurance and AD&D. Max covered salary $100,000.
Eligible full-time employees are covered after 60 days of employment. County provides up to 2 years of long term disability coverage at 66 2/3% of the employees wages as a result of injury, sickness or pregnancy; employees may opt to purchase additional coverage.
Iowa Public Employee Retirement System is a mandatory retirement plan designed to supplement both Social Security and private savings. Non law-enforcement employees contribute 6.29% and the County contributes 9.44%.
Deferred Compensation (457)
A deferred compensation plan is offered that provides tax advantages and an additional means in which to save for retirement with an easy payroll deduction. Employees may select from several companies offering deferred compensation.
Discounted Bus Pass
Full-time and part-time employees are eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit for commuting to/from their jobs as Johnson County employees. Bus pass availability is subject to available funds and continuation of the program.
Johnson County is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.
Women, minorities and elderly are encouraged to apply.
913 S Dubuque St Suite 103 Iowa City, Iowa, 52240
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