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SC Department of Public Safety Medical Assistant Technician II (Dental Hygienist) Repost in Laurens County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

The Dental Hygienist performs dental screening and dental hygiene procedures on residents to optimize dental health. The Dental Hygienist provides training to residents and staff regarding maintaining good dental health. The Dental Hygienist assists the Dentist with dental procedures as needed. The Dental Hygienist performs duties under the provision of the SC State Board of Dentistry Practice Act.

  1. Performs clinical dental procedures, including but not limited to, oral screenings/examinations, prophylaxis, and assists Dentist with dental procedures.
  2. Sterilizes instruments as needed and performs other infection control procedures.
  3. Documents treatments and screenings in the dental record. Ensures an accurate schedule is maintained for annual appointments. Schedules appointments as appropriate. Ensures consents are obtained and current for dental services. Assists with requested reports (ISP, inventory, etc.). 4.Training is provided to residents and staff regarding proper dental hygiene.
  4. Referrals to outside dental providers (oral surgeons, periodontists, etc.) are made as needed.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned by the Dentist.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene program and Licensure as a Dental Hygienist in S.C.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of dental hygiene. Knowledge of the usage and operation of materials and instruments used in dental practices. Ability to explain the fundamentals of dental care to individuals and staff. Ability to organize and present educational materials to groups. Ability to prepare dental files, charts, and records.

Additional Comments

Please see our Agency Specific Application Procedures. You _must _complete all work history within the application form. An offer of employment in this position will be contingent upon the following: an acceptable review of your past employment history, personal references, other sources including, but not limited to, the criminal background check which will be conducted by SLED and/or the FBI; and receiving clearance from the DSS Child Registry that indicates no record of child abuse or neglect. Employment would also be contingent on your passing a pre-employment drug test. DDSN reserves the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information, including opinions of previous employer or colleagues that cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are not suited for the position.

Salary: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Laurens County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Part-Time

Job Number: 106310

Closing: Continuous

Class Code: EC15

Position Number: 60010718

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 12:30PM (20 hours per week.)

Pay Band: Band 3

Opening Date: 10/09/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: On-line applications required. You must include ALL current and previous work history and education. We emphasize that a resume will NOT be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications of the position; it will be passed over and not referred to hiring managers. Supplemental questions (if applicable) are considered part of your official application. You will be asked to provide a transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree. A background investigation will be conducted that may include, but not limited to, criminal records, driver's license and child abuse registry prior to an offer of employment. Additionally, a medical examination and drug testing may be required. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be notified of job filled status.

Agency: State of South Carolina DDSN-Whitten Regional Center

Address: 28373 Highway 76 East P. O. Box 239 Clinton, South Carolina, 29325

Phone: 864-833-2733

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