: Cambridge, MA 02139Job Type:
The per diem Dental Hygienist will participate in the Healthy Smiles Program providing dental screenings, recording a database of students and screening results, and coordinating evaluation efforts. Provide training for children about oral health care as program needs.
Raise community and school awareness about the importance of children's dental health. Job Purpose:
Provide dental screenings, recording a database of students and screening results, and coordinating evaluation efforts. Provide training for children about oral health care as program needs. Sufficient mobility to negotiate schools and to transport equipment and supplies between locations, multiple locations may be used in a work day. Ability to enter data into a computer tablet and to stand, lean forward and perform dental screenings for extended period of time. Visual and auditory capabilities sufficient enough to recognize and respond to children's needs. Sufficient speech abilities to communicate information to children, teachers, and coworkers during dental screenings. Ability to work in a demanding and busy environment; Ability to respond appropriately to children's needs, prioritize responsibilities; Ability to manage multiple responsibilities at one time and to correctly communicate information and complete forms on paper and on computer tablet. Qualifications/Requirements:
At least two years' experience working as a dental hygienist with children required; experience teaching school aged children oral health instruction; experience in public health or community setting strongly preferred; fluent in Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole preferred.
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