The Southcentral Foundation (SCF) Dental Health Aide Therapist (DHAT) is responsible for, under limited supervision, providing routine dental services within the scope of practice to include culturally-appropriate dental education and preventative care. The DHAT will also provide chairside assistance as needed and instruct customer-owners in aftercare for dental treatments rendered. Travel to remote locations by boat, snowmobile, ATV, or small plane.
SCF programs are established to serve a primary population comprised of Alaska Native people who are affiliated with Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) and Alaska Native and American Indian people within SCF's geographical service area. Employees should have a thorough understanding of the cultures and the needs of this population. Such knowledge is critical to ensure the achievement of SCF's vision of a Native Community that enjoys physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness, and mission of working together with the Native Community to achieve wellness through health and related services:
1.Completion of the Dental Health Aide Therapist program and have met the federal CHAP requirements as a Dental Health Aide Therapist administered by ANTHC in conjunction with the University of Washington.
2.Dental Health Aide Therapist certification.
3.Basic Life Support (BLS) is required.