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Company: State of Tennessee
Location: Nashville
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Information State of Tennessee Job Information Opening Date/Time Thur 11/02/2023 12:00AM Central Time Closing Date/Time Wed 11/22/2023 11:59PM Central Time Salary (Monthly) $4,975.00 - $7,458.00 Salary (Annually) $59,700.00 - $89,496.00 Job Type Full-Time City, State Location Nashville, TN Department Health
LOCATION OF (1) POSITION(S) TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, LOCAL HEALTH DIVISION, DAVIDSON COUNTYQualifications Education and Experience: Licensed and registered by the State of Tennessee as a Dental Hygienist.Necessary Special Qualifications: Licensed and registered by the State of Tennessee as a Dental Hygienist. Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.Summary Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for dental hygiene work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class coordinates dental health education programs and instructs in proper oral hygiene care. An incumbent in this class is responsible for chairside duties in a public health facility or a public health setting.Responsibilities Performing General Physical Activities:

  • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of our arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Packing, loading, transporting and setting up portable dental equipment and supplies for each preventive program. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
  • Complies with State, Tennessee Department of Health and Federal guidelines to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Maintains records on site to ensure compliance with standards. Controlling Machines and Processes:
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies. Assisting and Caring for Others:
  • Conducts and implements preventive dental program in designated target populations.
  • Administers preventive dental hygiene programs by performing dental screenings, surveys, education, referrals and follow-up.
  • Administers fluoride supplement programs in regions of the state with non-fluoridated drinking water systems.
  • Provides clinical dental hygiene services.
  • Instructs patients in oral hygiene techniques. Documenting/Recording Information:
  • Keeps records and makes reports.
  • Charts restorations, missing teeth, dental cavities and tissue abnormalities.
  • Inputs preventive dental program data into designated software programs. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Materials:
  • Maintains dental equipment in good working order.
  • Reports dental equipment malfunctions to supervisor. Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
  • Resolves problems according to agency policies and procedures.
  • Handles negotiations to resolve problems or issues. Getting Information:
  • Collects, evaluates, and distributes materials from periodicals, pamphlets, films, and other sources on dental health education.
  • Collects information from patient records to determine specific treatment needs.
  • Collects information from central office administration staff, regional administrative staff, schools, and community outreach partners to coordinate and provide preventive dental services. Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
  • Develops and maintains rapport with communities, schools, and agencies. Monitoring and Controlling Resources:
  • Monitors and controls resources to ensure no interruption in service delivery. Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
  • Conducts workshops for teachers, nurses, and dental hygienists in the care and treatment of oral hygiene.
  • Communicates with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. Training and Teaching Others:
  • Develops educational materials for presentation to internal partners. Handling and Moving Objects:
  • Arranges and prepares the site for set-up of portable dental equipment. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
  • Provides information to supervisors and co-workers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Communicates with supervisors and co-workers using multiple mediums to effectively relay work related information.
  • Communicates project status or other relevant information.
  • Encourages and builds mutual respect and cooperation among team members.Competencies Competencies:
  • Approachability
  • Compassion
  • Ethics and Values
  • Functional/Technical
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Managing Diversity
  • Organizing
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Time ManagementKnowledge:
  • Clerical
  • Communications and Media
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Law and Government
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Psychology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Sociology and Anthropology Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Coordination
  • Instructing
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation and Control
  • Operations Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Time Management Abilities:
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Number Facility
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Selective Attention
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Time Sharing
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Control Precision
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Multi-limb Coordination
  • Rate Control
  • Reaction Time
  • Response Orientation
  • Speed of Limb Movement
  • Wrist-Finger Speed
  • Dynamic Flexibility
  • Dynamic Strength
  • Extent Flexibility
  • Gross Body Coordination
  • Gross Body Equilibrium
  • Stamina
  • Static Strength
  • Trunk Strength
  • Auditory Attention
  • Depth Perception
  • Glare Sensitivity
  • Hearing Sensitivity
  • Near Vision
  • Peripheral Vision
  • Sound Localization
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech RecognitionTools & Equipment
  • Personal Computer
  • Telephone
  • Curing Lights
  • Dental Probes
  • Fax Machine
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Copy Machine
  • Calculator
  • Dental Scalers Or Accessories
  • Dental X Ray Units
  • Teeth Cleaning Devices Or Accessories
  • Infection Control Equipment As RequiredOther Dental Equipment And Devices As RequiredTN Driver Standards State of Tennessee positions that may involve driving responsibilities require candidates to meet the following minimum driver qualifications:
  • A valid driver's license
  • For the past five years, the candidate's driver record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations.Please include your Driver's License Information under the Licenses and Certifications section of your application.**Agencies may allow an exception based on other factors.

Keywords: State of Tennessee, Smyrna , HEALTH SERVICES DENTAL HYGIENIST - 11022023-52135, Healthcare , Nashville, Tennessee

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