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Dental Hygienist - Yuma, AZ

Company: Matrix Providers
Location: Yuma
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Caring for America's military family.

Matrix Providers serves government agencies with the commitment to improving performance in the government's contracted medical staffing system. Founded in 2010 by Dr. Bill Rivard, a retired Army Colonel, Matrix Providers has achieved an unprecedented 99.4% placement rate despite taking on some of the government's most challenging requirements. Trusted by the Department of Defense, we have consistently received high-quality management and customer service ratings since 2012. With corporate staff covering 4,961 miles and six time zones, we're never far away in time, place, or commitment.

Matrix Providers is hiring a Dental Hygienist to join our team of talented professionals who provide healthcare services to our Military Service Members and their families in Yuma, AZ.

Employment Status: Full Time
Compensation: This is an hourly position.
Schedule: Monday through Friday between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm for 8.5 or 9 hours shift, including a 30-minute or 1-hour uncompensated meal break, depending on shift length.
Benefits: Competitive financial package with a comprehensive insurance package including health, dental, vision, and life coverage.
Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO)
Paid Holidays (Outlined in Handbook)
401(k) Plan

Requirements: The Dental Hygienist must have and meet the following:

Degree: Associate's or Bachelor's degrees, depending on the program.
Education: Successful completion of a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA).
Certification: Certified in radiography as required by 42 CFR Part 75.
Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions. Employees shall be required to demonstrate clinical competency within the past two years.
License: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license as a Dental Hygienist.

Job Summary:

Examine the patient's oral cavity, including mouth, throat, and pharynx, and record conditions of teeth and surrounding tissues. Refer patients to a dentist with abnormalities, including cavities, defective fillings, suspicious growths, or periodontal disease.
Apply desensitizing and other topical agents to treat abnormalities, including caries prevention, gingivitis, and oral ulceration.
Instruct patients, individually and in groups, in proper oral hygiene care using materials to include teeth models, displays, slides, toothbrushes, dental floss, disclosing tablets, and mirrors. Demonstrate proper brushing, flossing, and use of necessary periodontal aids. Explain the common causes of tooth decay and its relationship to the general diet.
Take impressions and construct sports/safety mouth guards and soft night guards for vital bleaching.
Polish restorations and apply pit and fissure sealants.
Chairside dental assisting when directed by the Officer-In-Charge of the dental clinic.
Record patients treated. Check and maintain instruments to ensure working conditions. Clean, sharpen, and sterilize instruments.
Patient Workload, Readiness, and Scheduling. Utilizes the Corporate Dental Application to enter patient-specific workload and readiness status and for patient scheduling.
Contractor personnel shall perform a full range of duties consistent with their labor category, education, training, experience, clinical privileges (as applicable), and assigned position. General duties for all personnel or across specific labor categories are given below.
Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify the supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems the HCW cannot manage.
Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.
Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth.
Attend and comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, including but not limited to annual online training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.

Matrix Providers is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please see https://matrixproviders.com/accessibility-eeo-disclaimer. To learn more about our Benefits Packages, please see https://matrixproviders.com/benefits.

Matrix Providers endeavors to make www.matrixproviders.com accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please get in touch with our Recruiting Hotline Number, 1-877-807-8277, TTY LINE, 385-722-8109. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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