Clinical Examiner, School of Dental Medicine, Health Policy/Health Services Research

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
13 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Clinical Examiner will be a licensed dental hygienist who serves as a member of the research team for the multisite NIH funded project, Integrating Interactive Parent Text Messaging and Oral Health Guidelines into Pediatric Community Health Centers to Reduce Early Childhood Caries The primary responsibility of the Clinical Examiner (CE) is to review medical histories and perform oral health assessments to collect clinical caries data (primary research outcome) for children aged 0 to 8 years who are participating in the study. The CE is responsible for devising a written report indicating each childs oral health status and need for dental treatment.

Clinical exams will be performed at participating study sites, as well as at participants place of residence. The CE may assist with study recruitment as needed. The CE position requires flexible hours, dictated by the demands of the project.

Required Skills

Required Education: Registered Dental Hygienist with an Associates degree

Preferred Education: Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelors degree

Additional information (such as specific degree, licensure, certifications, valid Drivers License, etc): Management Information Systems; Computer Sciences

  • Active license as Registered Dental Hygienist, Commonwealth of Massachusetts or eligible for a Commonwealth of Massachusetts license
  • Certification for BASIC Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) for Healthcare Providers
  • Active drivers license, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Ability to successfully pass annual calibration for caries assessment; the Clinical Examiner (CE) will be conducting oral health assessments on children ages 0 to 8 participating in the study.

The CE will be responsible for the following tasks and skills:

  • Expected to use, maintain, and transport portable equipment and dental supplies
  • Good communication skills for interacting with clinic managers in pediatric clinics and caregivers
  • Able to converse in Spanish is preferable, but not required
  • Knowledge of behavior management technique, such as distraction; tell-show-do; positive reinforcement; and/or a combination of these techniques in order to perform oral health assessments for very young children
  • Able to follow proper infection control and disinfection and sterilization protocols for autoclave use

The CE will be required to travel to participants homes and various pediatric clinic sites to conduct oral health assessments on study subjects. A car is required for travel to off-site facilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type