Dental Hygienist in Edison, NJ at ResCare

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Edison, NJ
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/9/2018

Job Description

ResCare 

Title: Dental Hygienist

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Workforce Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Dental Hygienist.

Are you passionate about helping others? Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

Dental Hygienist Responsibilities

Performs dental measures designed to preserve teeth and prevent the spread of oral disease by performing the following duties.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Cleans calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums.
  • Feels lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer.
  • Feels and visually examines gums for sores and signs of disease.
  • Examines gums to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
  • Applies fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
  • Charts conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
  • Exposes and develops x-ray film.
  • Administers local anesthetic agents.
  • Removes excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth.
  • Provides clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health of school children.
  • Follows all guidelines, policies, and procedures set forth by the Department of Labor/Job Corps and Res-Care, Inc.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Specific Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school. Must be State board certified. 

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • CPR/First Aid certifications
  • Anesthesia Certified.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand and sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Information



Benefits

In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people's lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered:

  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Suite of voluntary insurance options
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Performance incentives
  • Company Discount Purchasing Program
    • Cell phone Service
    • Ford and Chrysler Automobiles
    • Furniture
    • Appliances
    • Staples discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence. 

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

500 Plainfield Ave , Edison, NJ 8817 USA