Dental Hygienist - Main Site (Brooklyn) - Full Time
NYU Langone Medical Center
Required Education: High School
Internal Number: 112092998
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes eight primary care sites, 40 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation's largest dental residency program, and New York State's largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, comprehensive HIV services, chemical dependency programs, and a family support center that offers educational, vocational, and other social support programs. Learn more about Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, and interact with us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Indeed, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Dental Hygienist - Main Site (Brooklyn) - Full Time.
In this role, the successful candidate provides preventive dental services, education and treatment for the patients of NYU Langone Family Health Center Network and participates in educational programs in the community. He/she performs expanded functions as allowed by state law
Maintain clinical recall system
Participates in patient education programs in the community
Evaluate patients oral hygiene and dental health and make preventive dental recommendations.
Provides oral prophylaxis and scaling of teeth with cavitron and hand instruments
Provides oral hygiene instructions through individual patient health education which includes: dental caries prevention, proper tooth brushing and flossing techniques, and nutritional guidance.
Assists the dentists in filling out charts accurately and processing patient's forms and records. Facilitate the patient reappointment process.
Apply topical fluoride treatment/pit and fissure sealants
Maintain hygiene operatory in an organized and clean fashion, assuring that appropriate instruments are available.
Expose, develop, and mount radiographs properly.
Complete the dental record clearly and accurately.
Provide chairside assistance to the dentist when necessary and aid in triage of emergency dental patients.
Adhere to hospital, health center and department policies and procedures.
Participate in the Dental Department Quality Assurance/Chart Audit Program
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a NYS Dental Hygiene License, CPR Certification Willingness to devote the time required completing assigned tasks on schedule Devotes attention and resources to provide the best customer service possible. Utilizes all available resources to reach sound decisions Initiates action to solve problems and assumes responsibility Works with others toward shared goals including participation in department problem-solving and improvement activities. Demonstrates an awareness of and respect for co-workers/patients' cultural background, treating people with fairness and respect. Complies with HIPAA, OSHA, JCAHO, LMC policies and procedures Meets attendance guidelines Meets punctuality guidelines. Meets annual mandatory education requirements Completes goals and assigned projects in a timely manner
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone's network provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone —a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center—is one of the nation’s premier destinations for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of Tisch Hospital, our acute care facility; the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services; Rusk Rehabilitation, the #1 rehab program in New York since U.S. News & World Report began its hospital rankings in 1989; and a growing ambulatory care network with locations throughout Manhattan, the outer boroughs, and the tri-state area, bringing services directly to where its patients live and work. An integral part of NYU Langone, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless pe...ople since 1841.With more than 75 divisions of specialty care including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for every stage of life, a multifaceted Research and Academic Center and the NYU Long Island School of Medicine focused on primary care. NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island joined NYU Langone Health as of August 2019. NYU Langone's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year.