Sanford Federal is looking for a Dental Hygienist
Job Title: Dental Hygienist Location: Minneapolis VA Health Care System, 1 Veterans Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55417, United States Company: Sanford Federal, Inc. Job Type: Independent Contractor Salary: Competitive Job Description/Scop of Work: Sanford Federal, Inc. is seeking an experienced and Board-Certified Dental Hygienist to join our healthcare team at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive dental hygiene services and support in a dynamic healthcare environment. As a Dental Hygienist, you will play a crucial role in maintaining the oral health of our patients while adhering to relevant regulations, certifications, and standards. Responsibilities: Perform dental hygiene procedures including oral examinations, teeth cleanings, and preventive treatments to maintain optimal oral health. Educate patients on proper oral hygiene practices and provide personalized recommendations for oral care. Collaborate with dentists and other healthcare professionals to develop treatment plans tailored to individual patient needs. Administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide as needed for pain management during procedures. Document patient information accurately and maintain up-to-date and organized patient records. Adhere to OSHA regulations regarding occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, ensuring proper infection control procedures are followed. Comply with CDC guidelines and maintain all required certifications, including Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) from an American Heart Association (AHA) course. Stay informed about the latest advancements in dental hygiene techniques and technologies by participating in continuing education courses. Work collaboratively with the dental team to ensure efficient patient flow and exceptional patient care. Qualifications: A minimum of one year of specialized experience as a Dental Hygienist. Board Certification by the American Dental Association (ADA). Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) from an AHA course. Proof of required tests, including Tuberculosis Skin Test (TST) or interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA), Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, Acellular Pertussis, and annual Influenza vaccination. Completion of generic self-study blood-borne pathogen training. Hepatitis B vaccination series and hepatitis B surface antigen test results. Strong understanding of OSHA regulations and infection control procedures. Exceptional communication skills and ability to educate patients about oral health. Detail-oriented and organized, with excellent record-keeping abilities. Strong commitment to patient care and safety. Ability to work within a team environment and collaborate effectively with other healthcare professionals.