St Josephs Healthcare System

  • Dental Hygienist

    Requisition ID
    Shift Hours AM/PM
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.



     Job Overview


    Responsible for performing complete dental prophylaxis, takes and develops radiographs, chart oral conditions, instruct on oral hygiene procedures, perform periodontal scaling and root planning, sterilize instruments, disinfect all work area. Assists with teaching OSHA and infection control procedures.


    Records patients medical and dental history, including blood pressure and pulse. Examines soft and hard tissue of the head, neck and oral cavity; note deformities, defects and abnormalities. Documents in Patient chart all findings. Places sealants adequately. Periodontal and root scaling. Performs a complete dental prophylaxis with probing depths. Exposes, develops and mounts x-rays. Successfully completes the sterilization process without reminders. Stocks and maintains exam room with supplies, equipment and instruments. Develops a recall system for registered dental patients. Provides chair side dental assisting when needed. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects


    Work requires the level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of an accredited instructional program in Dental Hygiene. Must be licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Dental Hygienist. Work requires the analytical ability to gather and interpret data in situations where the information or problems are not overly difficult or complex. Work requires direct patient care to adolescent and adult patients.


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