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CHA requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.
Community Health Dental Hygienist
Date Posted: 03/28/2023
Requisition Number: 1359
Location: CHA Windsor Street Care Center
Work Days: Per diem work
Category: Allied Health
Department: School Health (Community Health)
Job Type: Per Diem On Call
Work Shift: Day
Union Name: Non Union
The per diem, Community Health 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.
Apply now to work with our team of dental hygienists in the Cambridge Public Schools. Our work is during school hours and follows the school calendar. Come enjoy the students' smiles as we visit the schools and help improve the oral health of the community
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.
Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.
Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.
At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.