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Position: Registered Dental Hygienist, full-time, part-time, and temporary/prn

Reports to: Practice Manager and works under supervision of part-time dentist

Location: Belton, Missouri

Position Summary

Cass County Dental Clinic is looking for a full-time or part-time registered dental hygienist (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.

Cass County Dental Clinic is open Monday through Friday in Belton and Tuesday and Wednesday in Harrisonville. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one hour for lunch. Fridays during June and July will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will return to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning in August.

Cass County Dental Clinic is offering an exciting, new program using new technology to provide care! During the school year, a Cass County Dental Clinic RDH will go into local schools using portable equipment to provide teledentistry services. Applicants 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 RDH 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, health insurance, 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: Patient Care Coordinator, full-time

Reports to: Practice Manager

Location: Belton and Harrisonville, Missouri

Position Summary

Cass County Dental Clinic is looking for a dependable, motivated, positive team player to assist with answering phone calls, scheduling patients, verifying insurance benefits, and coordinating referrals to specialists. Keys to success in this role include a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, and strong organization and follow-through. Must be proficient with common computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel, and able to learn new computer applications easily. Great opportunity for someone with experience in dentistry, customer service, or case management.

Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one hour for lunch. The Patient Care Coordinator will work three to four days per week at our Belton clinic and one to two days per week at our Harrisonville clinic.

Competitive wages! Great benefit package, including paid holidays, paid vacation, health insurance (employer pays 80%), and IRA with a 3% employer match.

  • >>> Patient care coordinator job description

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Works in collaboration with Cass County Dental Clinic staff to provide comprehensive dental services to all patients, including but not limited to:Reviews all medical histories at every visit

    • Understands & is able to explain dental benefits to patients
    • Utilizes dental software to accurately interpret conditions and proposed treatment plan
    • 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 dental procedures, responds to patient/parent questions
    • Assists front office staff with verifying Medicaid eligibility & benefit verification, making confirmation calls, answering phones, scheduling appointments, scanning documents
    • Accurately documents informed consent, refusal, and treatment options in patient record
    • Accurately documents communication with patients in the patient record
    • Manages prior authorizations for dental procedures & accurately document in patient record, as required by each plan
    • Submit dental claims for services rendered with proper documentation
    • Any other duties as delegated by the Practice Manager

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

    • Explains importance of maintaining appointment sequence to every patient
    • Discusses complications that may result if the patient fails to complete the treatment plan
    • Discusses the Clinic’s Appointment and Treatment Policies with families

    Works in collaboration with dental specialists (endodontists, pedodontists, oral surgeons, etc.) and patients to ensure completion of referred treatment, including but not limited to:

    • Contacting specialists to schedule referred treatment
    • Arranging language interpretation services
    • Arranging transportation for the patient
    • Tracking when patients are scheduled for appointments with specialists and contacting them prior to the appointment to confirm
    • Contact patients following scheduled specialty treatment
    • Follow-up with patients who have not completed referred treatment
    • Document all contacts & attempted contact in the patient record

    Works in collaboration with Cass Community Health Foundation and local school nurses to connect children identified with untreated tooth decay during school-based screenings to a dental home, including but not limited to:

    • Obtain result forms from CCHF following each screening
    • Work with nurses to determine which children are eligible for care at Cass County Dental Clinic
    • Contact parents/legal guardians to explain that child needs dental care and to schedule appointments
    • Perform financial screenings for uninsured patients
    • Arrange transportation to the Clinic when necessary

    Maintains patient confidentiality by strictly abiding to the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and all privacy measures implemented at the Clinic.

    Qualifications

    • Dependable
    • Attention to detail
    • Able to build positive & effective relationships with coworkers, patients, insurance plan reps, and specialists
    • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base
    • Excellent organization skills
    • Able to prioritize tasks
    • Willingness to educate patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of the health care team
    • Must be a team player who is willing to learn new skills & help where needed
    • Effective time management
    • Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish (verbal and written), preferred but not required
    • Current CPR/BLS Certification is preferred but not required

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor of Science degree in social work or related area
    • At least 1 year experience with case management
    • Dental experience with knowledge of dental procedures, the importance of oral health, and strategies to improve oral health and reduce risk of disease is preferred but not required

    The patient care coordinator will work 3-4 days per week at the Belton Clinic and 1-2 days per week at the Harrisonville Clinic for a total of 39 hours per week.


Position: Dental Assistant, part-time

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

Location: Belton and 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.

This position will work 7-45: a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday at the Belton location as well as Tuesday and Wednesday at the Harrisonville location with one hour for lunch. 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.