Dental Hygienist - Westside Clinic
Denver Health - Denver, CO

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2+ years of recent Dental Hygienist experience required.

Under general supervision, performs dental hygiene for the care and treatment of dental patients for Denver Health Dental Clinics. Polishes and flosses teeth. Takes and records medical and dental histories and updated personal information in patient’s chart. Exposes and develops x-ray film. Greets the patient, making them feel at-ease and comfortable.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from a school of Dental Hygiene accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Experience: Typically, one year of related experience. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, objectives, safety and infection control standards sufficient to be able to maintain the expected level of efficiency. Skill in interpreting and applying written guidelines, precedents, and work practices to standardized work situations or specific cases. Skill in recognizing non standardized situations and preparing recommendations for problem resolution. Knowledge of dental hygiene procedures and techniques sufficient to be able to perform para-periodontal work on patients. Skill in performing x-ray procedures and knowledge of equipment. Certificate/License/Registration: Valid Colorado license to practice as a Dental Hygienist. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. Certificate of compliance with the required radiation safety examination issued by the State Board of Dental Examiners. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 500-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, eight family health centers, 13 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, an off-site 100 bed non-medical detoxification unit and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $4 billion in care for the uninsured since 1991. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving thirty percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 160,000 individuals and 40% of Denver’s children.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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