Dental Hygienist, Temporary
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN

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Vanderbilt Temporary Services is seeking a qualified Dental Hygienist for a temporary assignment in the Department of Dentistry. Hours are 8am-5pm Monday – Thursday and 8am-12 noon on Fridays.

Prepare Operatory
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Set up operatory for patient by arranging dental instruments, materials, and medications per the standing written and oral instructions of the dentist and the clinic coordinator.

Prepare Patient for Procedure
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Greet patients
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Escort patient to operatory
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Review Health History and Treatment Plan
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Drape patient with bib and place protective eyewear
X-rays
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Drape patient with lead apron
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Take specified x-rays accurately according to OSHA & VUMC standards
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Take specified x-rays accurately according to OSHA & VUMC standards
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Conduct Oral Health Evaluation
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Conducts complete oral health evaluations and periodontal assessments safely and accurately
Performs Hygiene duties
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Safely, accurately and thoroughly provide Prophylactic treatment
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Safely and accurately perform soft tissue curettage
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Safely apply fluoride agent
Provide Patients with Instructions
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Pleasantly and thoroughly instruct patient on oral hygiene techniques
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Provide post-procedure instructions as prescribed by Dentist
Documentation
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Accurately document all procedures
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Accurately document all future treatment plan
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Notify the dentist of any change in chart
Sterilize Instruments
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Sterilize instruments using autoclaves or chemical disinfectants to OSHA & VUMC standards
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Accurately record number of loads run per day in autoclave
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Maintain log for mold spore readings
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Change disinfectant chemicals per OSHA & VUMC standards
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Maintain log for PH level of Chemicals
Maintenance and Cleaning of Equipment
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Clean all equipment/instruments according to manufacturers instructions and OSHA & VUMC standards
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Clean all equipment/instruments according to manufacturers instructions and OSHA & VUMC standards
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Replace expendable parts
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Determine if restorative work is required on equipment
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Stock operatory with supplies
      Basic Qualifications
      Education Required: Graduate of an accredited discipline specific program
      LCR Requirements: Dental Hygienist

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