Dental Health Aide Therapist Advanced

Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Aniak , AK 99557

Posted 2 months ago

Your passion is in what you do, the care you provide, and the dedication with which you serve. It is the same commitment with which our people live their lives, and in turn, share their culture.

With Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, you'll serve the over 50 rural communities in the Yukon Delta Region who come to us for care. You'll grow your skills and expertise in a clinically challenging environment, and experience a community environment within a community that will embrace you as one of their own.

Serving the people of Southwestern Alaska, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Hospital is a 50-bed general acute care medical facility. Fully accredited by JCAHO, services include adult med/surg, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency room, as well as outpatient family medicine clinics, pharmacy, lab, and imaging.

Position Summary:
Under general and indirect supervision of a supervising dentist, provide clinical dental services within an individually designed scope of practice, and within the priorities of the YKHC Dental Department. To assist in dental prevention and dental health education efforts. Work together with an interdisciplinary treatment team. Provide clinical supervision to dental assistants. Provides clinical and/or administrative support in assistance to the SRC Manager and DHAT Clinical Site Director. Dental Health Aide Therapists are responsible for maintaining their certification and will work with managers and supervisors to ensure that all requirements are met in a timely fashion. Advanced Dental Health Aide Therapists will actively mentor and support their fellow DHATs.

Position Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. They must have a current DHAT certification and current signed standing orders. 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 and other duties as assigned.

  • Graduate from a Dental Health Aide Therapy training program

  • 4 years working as a Dental Health Aide Therapist

  • CHAP Dental Health Aide Therapist Certification, BLS.

  • Work with potentially hazardous equipment and materials such as x-ray equipment, sterilizers, medicaments, sharp instruments and infectious waste.

  • Basic knowledge of general dentistry, including disease prevention, dental health education, and basic restorative, preventive and surgical procedures

  • Supervise dental assistants at chair side, may supervise EFDHA's with whom he/she is working

Benefits Include:

  • Generous PTO - beginning at 4.5 weeks

  • Ten paid holidays

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Retirement plans

  • Employee Wellness Center

YKHC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.

Preference is given to Alaska Native/American Indian applicants who meet minimum requirements according to the provisions of P.L. 93-638.

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