Dental Hygienist / Part-Time or Full-Time
Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Posted on: November 20, 2023
Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a part-time or full-time Dental
Hygienist to work at our Bloomington, IL location.
Chestnut Health Systems is a leading provider of behavioral and
primary health care services. Over four decades, Chestnut has grown
to over 700 committed, compassionate employees providing substance
use, mental health and primary care treatment to patients in
Central and Southern Illinois. We provide fully integrated care for
all of our patients by combining behavioral health care services
with our community-based primary care health centers. Chestnut also
conducts research and training throughout the U.S.A.
**Please note to be considered for a position you must attach a
resume, complete the application, and answer all screening
Provide office-related business support services including, but not
limited to: scheduling, greeting patients, checking patients
in/out, taking phone messages or transferring calls, scanning and
attaching in EMR insurance cards and other patient records, and
collecting and documenting patient copayments.
Prepare for following day appointments by reviewing patient chart
and identifying care gaps, obtaining outside records, and gathering
all necessary paperwork.
Perform rooming of health center patients. This may include, but is
not limited to: greeting patients, escorting patients to exam room,
interview patients for the purpose of gathering health history,
hospital history, dental history and current medications.
Accurately and timely record information gathered in appropriate
places in EMR.
Accurately take and document vital signs. Be familiar with Vitals
Section of CFHC P&P Handbook associated normal and abnormal
ranges. Know when to seek assistance from nurses or providers when
vitals fall outside of acceptable ranges.
Provide high-quality, patient-centered, culturally sensitive
services to patients.
Chart dental conditions based on dentist's observations and
Sterilize dental instruments in accordance with the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention and agency policies and
Educate patients and parents of patients on maintaining proper oral
health and the importance of proper dental hygiene and care.
Clinical duties: take X-rays of patients' teeth and develop them
for dentist's use. Oral prophylaxis including supra-gingival and
sub-gingival removal of plaque and calculus. Placement of pit and
fissure sealants. Application of fluoride varnish. Create molds of
patients' teeth in preparation for restorative procedures.
Administer and monitor nitrous oxide sedation as necessary
(certification required). Administer local anesthetic as necessary
(certification required). Demonstrate mastery of these required
dental techniques and procedures.
Provide chair-side assistance to the dentist during dental
procedures when requested or as-needed.
Meet or exceed productivity and quality measures and documentation
deadlines as outlined in the CFHC Dental Provider Expectations
Communicate with dental staff on team regarding patient treatment
Actively participate in multi-disciplinary team staffing and
consultation activities including team huddles, meetings and/or
calls; as well as program development activities to improve
services to patients and educate staff on relevant topics.
Staff cases with Dentist and/or Dental Director and/or Dental
Manager when appropriate.
Complete all Relias trainings by deadlines assigned. Complete
required education hours to maintain license.
Perform services diligently and faithfully, in accordance with the
Corporate Bylaws and policies of Chestnut or affiliated corporate
entities, with the same quality and practice of medicine performed
in the community in accordance with all applicable local, state,
and federal laws and applicable codes of conduct and the Joint
Assist Chestnut in complying with all applicable standards as
required by HRSA, the Joint Commission and other applicable
accrediting organizations, licensing bodies and payers.
Complete financial, credentialing/privileging documentation within
the expected timeframes as outlined in the CFHC Provider
Expectations Guide and/or policy.
Promote Chestnut's culture of customer service excellence through
the adherence to Chestnut's behavioral standards for customer
Maintain and protect confidentiality and security of all
organizational information gained in the course of performing job
responsibilities including, but not limited to, financial and
Perform other duties as assigned.
Position requires an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene including
local anesthesia certification.
Must have a current unrestricted Registered Dental Hygienist
license in the state of Illinois.
Basic computer skills and knowledge working with an electronic
dental records system and digital x-rays required.
Experience working as a clinical Dental Hygienist preferred.
Experience in general dentistry working with patients across the
Must be willing to work in an integrated primary care and
behavioral health care environment; willing to adhere to stated
program and documentation protocols; and willingness to work with
Must be dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of care to
patients, excellent communication skills, and friendly and
Satisfactory completion of Chestnut's background checking
This full-time position includes an excellent compensation and
benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and
disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, generous paid time
off benefits, and more.
This part-time position includes eligibility for our retirement
savings plan, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, and
employee assistance program.
***For additional information and inquiries text "Chestnut" to
Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with
EOE - Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled
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