Mission Statement

The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic’s mission is to provide quality health care to and advocacy for individuals of the Chippewa Valley area who have no reasonable health care alternative.

 

Registered Dental Hygienist

 Location: Eau Claire              Category: Dental Clinic Non-profit

Job Type: 1 year grant funded with the possibility of extended funding

 Join Our Team:

The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic is seeking a Registered Dental Hygienist to join the team on Tuesday evenings, a paid position, four hours per week. If you are looking to impact the lives of those most vulnerable, come make a difference at a non-profit! The mission of the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic is to provide quality health care to and advocacy for individuals of the Chippewa Valley who have no reasonable health care alternative.

 Position Summary and Ideal Candidate:

This position is perfect for someone looking for some extra hours one evening a week. The dental hygienist will assist the dental manager and dentist in conducting oral health care to patients by providing oral hygiene assessments, patient education, taking x-rays, dental therapies such as, scaling and root planing and fluoride treatments. The hygienist will provide accurate dental charting, periodontal evaluation, and mouth condition information for the dentist to ensure a complete diagnosis and prescribe subsequent treatment if needed. The ideal hygienist is caring, self-motivated, yet focused on disease treatment, prevention, and oral health promotion.  Adheres to all required OSHA and health regulations.

 Primary Duties:

Schedule:

  • This is a limited term, four paid hours per week
  • Tuesdays 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Requirements:

  • Registered Hygienist, licensed to practice in WI
  • Current BLS for healthcare providers
  • 1 or more years of experience in providing dental services preferred
  • Experience in community-based healthcare preferred
  • Strong communication and assessment skills
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience with Eaglesoft, or similar, dental software preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Preliminary charting of existing restorations
  • Periodontal evaluation and treatment of patients of all ages, including scaling, root planning, prophylaxis and taking probing depths
  • Administering local anesthesia for scaling and root planning procedures or other dental procedures to be completed by another provider
  • Exposing digital dental x-rays
  • Reviewing and updating with patient their medical and dental histories at each appointment
  • Taking of a patient’s blood pressure at each appointment
  • Providing oral hygiene instructions to patients
  • Administering fluoride treatments
  • Sterilization of dental instruments
  • Placement of dental sealants
  • Educating patients on periodontal disease, oral health and good oral hygiene
  • Complete necessary charting and consent forms for treatment completed at each appointment
  • Clean up of operatories and sterilization areas
  • Seating and escorting patients before and after the appointment
  • Making next dental appointments for patients if necessary

 REPORTS TO:

  • Dental Manager

 

Please apply with resume to Maribeth Woodford at maribeth@cvfreeclinic.org