Dental Hygienist Program Mgr Location:
Case Main Campus Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
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Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVEWorking under general supervision, the Dental Hygienist Program Manager will provide dental hygiene services for pediatric and adolescent dental patients, including patients with special healthcare needs with emphasis on physically, mentally and medically challenged patients ages birth through twenty years. Additionally, this position will provide oversight and participation in the day-to-day operations of the Pediatric Dentistry Head Start and Outreach Programs in order to achieve educational, community service and financial program objectives. This includes providing clinical and educational services for the craniofacial orthodontic program. On an as needed basis, responsibilities include working with the department assistant and the Chair to plan, coordinate and oversee projects and tasks that relate to the pediatric dentistry clinical programs. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Dental Hygiene (55%)Provide dental hygiene services 3 days a week for pediatric, adolescent dental patients and patients with special healthcare needs.Provide clinical and educational services for the Craniofacial Orthodontic and Special Patient Needs Program including dental hygiene and craniofacial orthopedics such as Nasoalveolar molding.
Pediatric Dentistry Outreach and Head Start Program (40%)Oversee the Pediatric Dentistry Head Start and Outreach Programs, including onsite screening and referral to the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine for follow-up treatment.Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Pediatric Dentistry Head Start and Outreach Programs, including onsite screenings.Set up a follow up referral system for the Head Start Children to the School of Dental Medicine Cornell Pediatric Dentistry Clinic.Work with the Chair to develop educational curricula that will enhance cultural competence, access and improve clinical outcomes for oral health care needs of our community’s under-served children. Assist in the preparation of grants for Head Start and other community outreach programs. NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Work with the department assistant and the Chair to plan, coordinate and oversee projects and tasks that relate to the pediatric dental clinical program including the different daily, weekly, monthly and yearly activities of the Pediatric Dental Residency Program. (1%)Monitor patient levels by residents and work with Chair and faculty to maintain a desired level of clinic usage. (1%) Oversee the completion of resident train tracking for University Hospitals. (1%)Monitor pediatric dental patient care areas for HIPAA and OSHA compliance. (1%)Ensure proper working order for equipment and instruments. (1%)Perform other duties as assigned. (<1%)
CONTACTS Department: Daily contact with School of Dental Medicine Administration, Finance, Marketing and Development, clinical departments, faculty and staff, for patient care services coordination.University: Little to no contact.External: Regular contact with University Hospitals, MetroHealth System clinical departments, Head Start and general public for community outreach agreements, program advertisement and patient care services coordination.Students: Daily contact with residents and DMD students for patient care services coordination. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITYSupervision of one Oral Health Educator. QUALIFICATIONSExperience: 3 to 5 years of experience in Dental Hygiene. Experience in higher education environment preferred.Education/Licensing: High school education required. Graduate of an ADA accredited dental hygiene program. Radiology license. Must possess a current valid Ohio hygiene license. REQUIRED SKILLS
Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.Strong Clinical Dental Hygiene Skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Solid organizational and planning skills. Experience in patient management Experience in care of special needs patients and at-risk patients. Basic knowledge of computer software. Basic knowledge of insurance codes and forms. Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
WORKING CONDITIONSThis work is performed in a clinical setting and requires general knowledge of chemicals, blood borne pathogen and lab safety. Daily exposure to biohazards, sharps, hot sterilization equipment. May be required to use personal protective equipment, including standard lab coat, gloves and safety glasses when appropriate.Unusual stress may exist when general anesthesia is administered or when emergency situations arise with patients. This position will work with medically compromised children and requires a professional demeanor during difficult cases.Diversity Statement
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.