The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care.
Read more about the School of Dentistry: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-dentistry
The OHSU School of Dentistry is looking for a registered Dental Hygienist for the OHSU Dental Clinics located in the Robertson Life Sciences Building on the South Waterfront. The Dental Hygienist, under the supervision of a licensed dentist, trains patients in dental hygiene and renders preventive and therapeutic oral prophylaxis. Some employees in this class provide chair side dental assistance and, if licensed for expanded functions, may take patient x-rays and administer local anesthetic agents.
Licensed by the Oregon Board of Dentistry as a Dental Hygienist
Demonstrable record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance at past and present employers
Demonstrated exemplary tact, discretion, confidentiality and diplomacy
Demonstrated ability to read, write and understand written and oral instructions in English
Demonstrated record of exemplary customer service experience
Environmental exposures include: blood, body fluids, needle sticks, nitrous oxide, scalpel cuts, and minimum radiation
Will occasionally need to lift up to 30 lbs (supplies)
May need to lift patients to/from wheelchairs or transport beds
Ability to stand/walk for 4 continuous hours a day
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Minimum one year of dental hygiene experience
Experience working in a public health dental clinic
Please note:Effective Oct. 18, 2021, all OHSU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious exception. If you are hired by OHSU after Oct. 18, you will need to be fully vaccinated (or obtain an approved exception) prior to starting work, and need to provide proof of vaccination (or approved exception) within 10 days of starting work.
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As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm