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Johnson County Human Resources Dental Hygienist in IOWA CITY, Iowa

Dental HygienistSalary$58,620.67 - $70,344.80 AnnuallyLocationIowa City, IAJob TypeFull-timeDepartmentPublic Health - GlobalJob Number00632Closing10/10/2022 11:59 PM CentralDESCRIPTIONBENEFITSDefinition and DutiesUnder 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 and Ability toPrinciples, techniques, terminology, and practices of dental health, and preventative clinical servicesDevelopment of pediatric dentitionDental procedures, instruments, equipment, and suppliesMethods and outreach used in health educationHIPAA and OSHA regulationsEnglish language to include grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and vocabularyAbility to:Collect data, keep accurate records, and prepare specialized reportsApply State or Federal standards as they relate to programsInterpret, apply, and articulate departmental policies and proceduresRepresent Johnson County and perform duties in a professional, responsible, and trustworthy mannerMaintain confidentiality and security of information as appropriateProvide customer service that is courteous and responsiveEstablish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other departments, agencies (including physicians, dentists, nurses, school officials/personnel), and members of the publicInteract effectively with persons representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of viewDemonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing biasOrganize and prioritize multiple tasks and competing prioritiesBe detail-oriented and accurate while performing dutiesUse a computer for the purposes data entry, spreadsheets, presentations, word processing, email and InternetOperate common office equipment such as calculators, fax machines, photocopiers, scanners and multi-line telephonesHandle low to moderate levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the positionFollow oral and written instructionsOrganize and present facts, ideas, and opinions clearly and concisely, orally and in writingHave clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communicationHave sufficient vision which permits light to moderate production and review of a wide variety of materials both in electronic and hardcopy formsHave sufficient manual dexterity to make handwritten notations and which permits moderate use of a keyboard and mouseLift, move, carry, push and/or pull up to approximately 35 poundsStand, sit, squat, kneel, bend, crouch, twist, reach, and use a step stool as neededHave sufficient personal mobility to complete work at various facilitiesWork flexible schedule and occasional overtime as neededMinimum Education, Training and Experience and Special RequirementsAssociates 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 drivers license and insurable under County liability coverage. Must pass background check.Specific Dutiesto be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodationThe following duties are normal for this position. Theseare not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Otherduties 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