Dental Hygienist (Resource/Per Diem)
Evanston, IL 
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Job Description

Position Highlights:

  • Position: Dental Hygienist
  • Location: Evanston Hospital
  • Full Time/Part Time: Resource/ Per Diem
  • Hours: Flexible
    Monday 8am - 4:30pm
    Friday 8am - 4:30pm
  • Required Travel: N/A
  • Competitive Salary

Education:

  • State certification/licensure from an accredited dental hygiene school .Minimum of 2 years on-the-job work experience in the dental field. Completion of state recognized local anesthetic course within one year of hire.
  • Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene program.

Responsibilities:

The purpose of this job is to provide optimal dental health for patients seen in the Dental Center. The dental hygienist works under the supervision of the Dental Center dentists. Practice includes oral prophylaxis procedures, taking digital x-rays of the teeth and surrounding structures, the application of chemical compounds designed to be desensitizing agents or effective agents in the prevention of carries, administration of local anesthetics, scaling and root planning, and services which may be performed by a dental assistant.

  • Reviews patient's dental chart prior to appointment. Provides dental health education to the patient. Cleans and sets up treatment room in between patients.
  • Take pre and post-op blood pressure for each patient receiving local anesthetic.
  • Performs radiographs as ordered by the dentist.
  • Provides hygiene treatment to adult, and geriatric patient populations. Documents and accurately records pertinent clinical data including periodontal probings.
  • Performs chairside assistance. Anticipates the needs of the dentist. Provides pre and post-teaching to patients.
  • Updates patient's oral history and chief complaint for the dentist to review.
  • Assures cleanliness of operatories, lab and utility rooms.
  • Maintains patient safety as a visible priority; such as, use of patient identifiers and hand washing.
  • Fully utilize the electronic medical record as directed by established workflows to provide accurate documentation of the patient's oral health.
  • Provides assistance to facilitate the daily operations of the department.
  • Works effectively with all staff to achieve department goals.

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a The NorthShore system, headquartered in Evanston, Ill., includes six award-winning hospitals - , , , , and . NorthShore comprises three exemplary physician networks, totaling more than 4,250 doctors across immediate, primary, specialty and complex care; and 170+ office locations and 35+ immediate care centers. NorthShore has an established reputation with more than 17,000 team members system-wide.

NorthShore is committed to excellence in its academic mission and supports teaching and research as the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

NorthShore was the first health system in Illinois to receive Magnet designation-the highest, most prestigious honor that demonstrates excellence in nursing and high standards in patient care. The system earned Magnet re-designation in 2019. When you work for NorthShore, you will be part of an organization that encourages its employees to achieve career goals and maximize their professional potential.

At NorthShore University HealthSystem, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our mission to support our team members and patients - irrespective of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. We believe that by recognizing and embracing our differences we create an organization that welcomes all to contribute and grow.

We invite all candidates to our team, as we continue to build on the incredible value our diverse talent brings to our organization, our community and our patients.

Please explore our website () to better understand how NorthShore delivers on its mission "to preserve and improve human life" through superior clinical care, academic excellence and innovative research.

NorthShore is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please refer to the main career page for more information.

EOE: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets, VEVRRA Federal Contractor.

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Job Posting: Sep 21, 2022, 8:14:26 PM

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years
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