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Position: Registered Dental Hygienist, part-time

Reports to: Practice Manager and works under supervision of dentist

Location: Belton, Missouri

Position Summary

Cass County Dental Clinic in Belton is looking for a full-time or part-time RDH to join our fun and compassionate team! The right person will be dependable, hardworking, thorough, detail-oriented and a team-player!

The hygienist’s schedule is mostly comprised of patients ages 13-20 but sees some younger patients. Appointment times are as follows: 75 minutes for new patients 13-years-old or older, 60 minutes for new patient  ages 7-12, 45 minutes for recall patients 7-years-old or older, and 30 minutes for all ages 3-6.

The hygienist will work from 8 a.m. to 5 -p.m. Monday through Wednesday in Belton.

We have an exciting, new program using new technology to provide care! During the school year, a clinic dental hygienist will go into local schools using portable equipment to provide teledentistry services. Applicant must be confident working under general supervision in schools and be trusted by dentist to have sound clinical judgement and skills to work via teledentistry. The teledentistry dental hygienist MUST have three years clinical experience.

Requirements: Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide permit, BLS certification, MO Dental Hygiene License in good standing, and positive, patient-focused attitude!

Pay: $30-38 per hour based on experience

Benefits: Competitive wages, IRA with a match, paid holidays and personal days, rewarding work

  • >>> Registered dental hygienist job description

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Works in collaboration with the Dentist to provide comprehensive preventive dental hygiene services to all patients, including but not limited to:

    • Reviews all medical histories at every visit
    • Utilizes dental software to accurately chart all existing dental restorations, oral conditions, and proposed treatment, as dictated by the dentist
    • Assesses need for appropriate radiographs
    • Acquires diagnostic digital intraoral and panoramic radiographs when indicated
    • Performs oral cancer screening/soft tissue evaluation
    • Performs initial & annual periodontal assessment on all patients ages 13+ to include full-mouth probing and attachment loss
    • Provides appropriate dental hygiene services, including prophylaxis, fluoride (SDF & varnish) & sealant application (resin & glass ionomer), and nonsurgical periodontal therapy
    • Administers local anesthesia for periodontal patients and for operative patients when requested by the dentist
    • Administers and/or monitors nitrous oxide, upon request by the dentist
    • Discusses all procedures, responds to patient/parent questions, and obtains informed consent for all dental hygiene procedures
    • Accurately documents informed consent, refusal, and treatment options in patient record
    • Accurately documents all procedures in the patient record

    Works in collaboration with the clinical team to ensure safety of dental clinic staff and patients, including but not limited to:

    • Ensures proper sterilization & disinfection techniques
    • Maintains compliance with CDC, HIPAA, and OSHA standards
    • Responsible for the maintenance & cleanliness of the dental hygiene operatory and sterilization area
    • Recognizes emergency situations and follows established emergency protocols
    • Any other duties as delegated by the Dentist or Practice Manager

    Assures integration of patient education into all aspects of dental hygiene treatment:

    • Educates patients on their homecare status and techniques to improve plaque control
    • Incorporates parent/guardian into education regime for every child
    • Explains importance of maintaining appointment sequence to every patient
    • Discusses complications that may result if the patient fails to complete the treatment plan
    • Discusses complications that may result if the patient fails to complete the treatment plan

    Qualifications

    • Current Missouri license to practice Dental Hygiene
    • Current CPR/BLS Certification
    • Certified to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthesia
    • Ability to relate well with patients and other healthcare personnel
    • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base
    • Willingness to educate patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of the health care team
    • Ability to work well in a face-paced environment
    • Impeccable attention to detail and complete and accurate record-keeping
    • Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved

    Education and Experience

    • Graduation from an accredited Dental Hygiene program
    • 3 years of dental hygiene experience required
    • Experience working with dental software (EagleSoft & Dexis)
    • Experience working in a community health or pediatric dental setting is preferred
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish), preferred but not required

    Essential Functions

    Registered Dental Hygienists must be able to demonstrate critical, logical and analytical thinking while also possessing motor, auditory, and visual skills that enable them to perform their job duties as described herein and in accordance with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Standards of Care.

    Cass County Dental Clinic complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and makes reasonable accommodations upon request for qualified individuals. If you believe you may need accommodations to assist you in performing your job duties, please contact the Practice Manager.

    Terms

    Must maintain current license to practice dental hygiene in Missouri, BLS certificate, and permit to administer local anesthesia/nitrous oxide.   


Position: Outreach Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Dental Programs

Location: Belton, Missouri

Hours: The Outreach Coordinator will work 40 hours per week, generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one hour for lunch. Hours may vary according to scheduled outreach events and community presentations but are not to exceed 40 hours in any workweek. The Outreach Coordinator offices out of Cass County Dental Clinic located at 802 E. Walnut St., Belton, MO 64012, but will spend time outside of the office coordinating events at schools, attending meetings with community partners, and presenting to civic clubs and other community organizations. During the school-year, the Outreach Coordinator can expect to spend an average of 2 days per week at local schools.

Position Summary

The Outreach Coordinator represents Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) in the community and creates partnerships that assist the organization in achieving its mission to empower the community through improved health.  S/he is responsible for managing the school-based dental programs, acting as a liaison between CCHF's Cass County Dental Clinic (CCDC) and community groups/individuals, and coordinating community outreach and education. 
 
The Outreach Coordinator works in collaboration with the Director of Dental Programs and Practice Manager to identify potential partners, create relationships, and foster collaboration to expand oral health services and improve the oral health of underserved children and adolescents in Cass County and Grandview.

The Outreach Coordinator works with families, school nurses, and Cass County Dental Clinic’s Patient Care Coordinator to facilitate follow-up dental care for children identified as having unmet dental needs through school-based dental programs.

  • >>> Outreach Coordinator job description

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Manages Cass Community Health Foundation’s school-based dental programs
      • Collaborates with the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) to coordinate and expand the Preventive Services Program (PSP) in all 10 school districts in Cass County and the Grandview School District
      • Maintains relationships with school nurses and health paras by effectively communicating procedures and timeline of dental events
      • Recruits and trains volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, and community members
      • Partners with local dental hygiene programs to provide community outreach experiences for dental hygiene students
      • Ensures compliance with HIPAA, OSHA, and CDC guidelines among volunteers and staff during outreach events
      • Evaluates program and implements appropriate changes, when needed
      • Regularly files required reports to DHSS
      • Provides data to Director of Dental Programs as required for internal and external reports
      • Updates website with upcoming volunteer opportunities and promotes via social media
      • Works with CCDC's Patient Care Coordinator and school personnel to coordinate care at the Clinic for eligible students
      • Operates program within project budget
      • Any other duties as delegated by the Director of Dental Programs
    • Acts as liaison with community groups and individuals
      • Contacts and receives inquiries from outside agencies and explains procedure for obtaining dental services
      • Updates referral information with other agencies
      • Coordinates with community groups/social service organizations for referrals
      • Represents the Foundation and Clinic in community groups and at community outreach events
    • Coordinates outreach and education throughout the community
      • Schedules presentations to civic clubs and school boards throughout Cass County and Grandview
      • Recruits and prepares members of the Cass Community Health Foundation Board of Directors and the Cass County Oral Health Coalition to represent CCHF & CCDC at outreach events that occur outside of regular business hours
      • Serves on the annual “5K for Health” fundraising committee
      • Provides oral health presentations to students, care givers, and staff in schools and childcare facilities
      • Assesses the return on investment (ROI) of community outreach activities and selects outreach activities based on this assessment
      • Assists with the development and implementation of an annual marketing plan
      • Solicits donations from community organizations
      • Other project management as needed

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
    • Passionate individual who is committed to expanding access to care for the underserved
    • Must have a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license
    • Able to lift 45 lbs
    • Able to walk up and down stairs, sometimes while carrying boxes of supplies
    • Innovative thinker with focus on CCHF’s vision & mission
    • Motivated self-starter
    • Able to work independently with little supervision but excels at collaboration
    • Strong network within the dental public health community and/or Cass County
    • Willingness to educate community organizations and individuals
    • Effective time management
    • Confident public speaker
    • Knowledgeable about dental disease and prevention strategies
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to relate well with community members/organizations and build relationships with patients, school nurses, volunteers, and community organizations
    • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base

    Education and experience:

    • Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene, communications, social work, or other related field
    • Experience working in the non-profit sector, in a public health setting, or in a private dental practice
    • Knowledge of dental procedures, the importance of oral health, and strategies to improve oral health and reduce risk of disease
    • Experience providing community presentations as a health educator, preferred but not required

Position: Dental Assistant, part-time

Reports to: Practice Manager, works under the direct supervision of the Dentist

Location: Harrisonville, Missouri

Position Summary

Cass County Dental Clinic is looking for a part-time dental assistant to round out our energetic and passionate team! The right candidate will be dependable, detail-oriented, flexible, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. We are seeking someone with excellent communication and problem-solving skills who is comfortable working with patients ages 0-20 years.

The part-time dental assistant will work 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Harrisonville with a one hour break for lunch. There may be opportunities to pick up additional days in Belton as needed. Preferred skillsets include chair side assisting, ability to take diagnostic digital x-rays and panoramic x-rays, dental prophylaxis, sealant placement, follow sterilization and disinfection protocols, familiarity with EagleSoft and Dexis and current CPR certification. Computer skills are a must!

  • >>> Dental assistant job description

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    Works in collaboration with the Dentist & Dental Hygienist to provide comprehensive dental services to all patients, including but not limited to:

    • Reviews all medical histories at every visit & communicates pertinent information to the dentist
    • Utilizes dental software to accurately chart all existing dental restorations, oral conditions, and proposed treatment, as dictated by the Dentist
    • Assesses need for appropriate radiographs
    • Acquires diagnostic digital intraoral and panoramic radiographs when indicated
    • Supports the dentist’s treatment recommendations
    • Understands and is able to explain all dental procedures in a manner that is easily understood by patients
    • Discusses all procedures, responds to patient/parent questions, and obtains informed consent for all dental procedures
    • Provides chair-side assistance to the dentist during dental procedures
    • Anticipates the needs of the dentist and dental hygienist to ensure clinical efficiency
    • Assists the front office staff upon request or during “down time”
    • Accurately documents informed consent, refusal, and treatment options in patient record
    • Accurately documents all procedures in the patient record
    • Manages the flow of patients through excellent communication with the dentist and front office staff, including the ability to prioritize and keep the dentist on schedule
    • Maintains an appropriate supply of dental materials and supplies by properly disposing and replacing outdated products and ordering new products within a pre-determined budget and upon approval by the Practice Manager
    • Any other duties as delegated by the Dentist or Practice Manager

    Works in collaboration with the clinical team to ensure safety of dental clinic staff and patients, including but not limited to:

    • Ensures proper sterilization & disinfection techniques
    • Maintains compliance with CDC, HIPAA, and OSHA standards
    • Responsible for the maintenance & cleanliness of the dental operatories and sterilization area
    • Recognizes emergency situations and follows established emergency protocols
    • Any other duties as delegated by the Dentist or Practice Manager

    Assures integration of patient education into all aspects of dental treatment:

    • Educates patients on their homecare status and techniques to improve plaque control
    • Incorporates parent/guardian into education regime for every child
    • Explains importance of maintaining appointment sequence to every patient
    • Discusses complications that may result if the patient fails to complete the treatment plan
    • Provides anticipatory guidance and nutritional counseling
    • Instructs each patient in proper post-operative care

    Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Certificate in Dental Assisting is preferred
    • Current CPR/BLS Certification
    • Knowledge of various dental materials and compounds used by the dentist, and ability to mix compounds following rigid guidelines
    • Knowledge of dental instruments and the use of each
    • Ability to relate well with patients and other healthcare personnel
    • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base
    • Willingness to educate patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of the health care team
    • Ability to multitask & work well under pressure
    • Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved

    Education and Experience:

    • Graduation from an accredited Dental Assisting program or at least 1 year dental assisting experience
    • Permit to assist with and monitor nitrous oxide sedation
    • Experience working with dental software is preferred, but not required
    • Previous experience working in a community health clinic is preferred, but not required
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) applicants will be given preference

    Essential Functions:

    Dental Assistants must possess sufficient critical thinking, interpersonal, communication, motor, auditory, and visual skills to safely, reliably, and efficiently perform the described job duties.

    Cass County Dental Clinic complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and makes reasonable accommodations upon request for qualified individuals. If you believe you may need accommodations to assist you in performing your job duties, please contact the Practice Manager.