Dental Hygienist Locust Walk

Pennsylvania, United States
11 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Established in 1878, Penn Dental Medicine is among the oldest university-affiliated dental schools in the nation. Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) is on a mission to provide the highest quality clinical and research environment for students while shaping the future of care. Join Penn Dental Medicine to live that mission every day by supporting the research and clinical needs of our patients, students, faculty, staff, and community. With PDM, not only can you maximize your career potential at an Ivy League Institution, but you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and students.

Perform intra/extra-oral patient evaluations, record and update health history, chart existing oral conditions, scaling, root planing, administer local anesthesia, prophylaxis, coronal polishing and fluoride treatments. Educate patients in oral hygiene. Take and develop digital radiographs, maintain hygiene supplies, and inventory, instrument and equipment management as required. Perform at multi-locations as necessary. Flexibility in working hours and days is required.

Performance of clinical duties as directed by the dentist which include intra/extra-oral patient evaluations, update patient health history, chart existing oral conditions, scaling, root planing, administer local anesthesia, prophylaxis, coronal polishing & fluoride treatments. Take responsibility for all work activities; implements decisions that have been agreed upon; maintains confidentiality with sensitive information; acknowledges and learns from mistakes without blaming others;

Performing digital radiographs as directed by dentist. Educate patients in oral hygiene. Take & develop digital radiographs, maintain hygiene supplies, & inventory, instrument & equipment management as required. Perform at multi-locations as necessary. Flexibility in working hours & days is required. Consistently exhibit optimism and energy; learn new skills; professionally deals with personal discomfort in a changing work environment; willing to be flexible; remain calm in stressful situations.

Educate patients on oral health & adhere to clinical guidelines & practices as defined by PDPF & state licensing body. Act professionally and calmly at all times when interacting with others; consistently demonstrate concern and courtesy towards all; treat all people respectfully; take personal responsibility for correcting problems; follow up to ensure satisfaction with services provided. Remain calm in stressful situations. Demonstrate pleasant disposition that puts people at ease.

Ensure accurate usage of inventory and instrument management and adherence to infection control standards & safety training. Work collegially with others, cooperating in both interpersonal and team relationships; foster enthusiasm and maintains mutual trust, candor and respect. Foster a sense of collegial partnership and teamwork. Encourage cooperation & establishes common ground to achieve larger organization objectives. Work well as a member of a team.

Maintain accurate and sterile operatory and equipment maintenance & management. Express oneself clearly and effectively when speaking and/or writing to individuals or groups; listen attentively; ensure that information is understood by all parties; share information in a timely manner using the most appropriate method; present well-organized information in a group setting. Maintain a constructive, open dialogue with others and speak with candor.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

An Associate’s Degree or two year college equivalent and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

CPR certification, employment clearance through the State of PA to work on/with children: as determined through Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance and FBI Finger Printing Database is required. Experience with AxiUm preferred. Ability to accommodate different scheduling requirements based on the operational needs of the Penn Dental Family Practice.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.