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Dental Hygienist

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location
Chapel Hill, NC

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:

No

Position Title:

Dental Hygienist - Journey

Working Title:

Dental Hygienist

Position Number:

00053363

Vacancy ID:

P012794

Budgeted Hiring Range:

$37,777 - $43,641 (prorated at .75 FTE)

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Salary Grade Equivalent:

GN10

Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Part-Time Permanent

Hours per week:

30

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; specific work schedule is flexible

Department Name and Number:

Comprehensive Oral Health-436500

Date First Posted:

05/19/2021

Closing Date:

07/23/2021

Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)

Department Description:

The Division of Comprehensive Oral Health houses several disciplines including, Periodontology, Dental Hygiene, Comprehensive Dentistry, Operative Dentistry/ BioMaterials, Prosthodontics, and Endodontics. The Division Chair and vice-chair manage the operating procedures for the entire division. The Division of Comprehensive Oral Health consists of full-time faculty, part-time faculty, phased retired faculty and adjunct faculty; full-time and part-time staff; DDS, MSc and PhD students; clinical/research fellows and visiting scholars. The Division of Comprehensive Oral Health balances teaching, scholarship, patient care, research and professional service activities.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

The Dental Hygienist is a primary care oral health professional, licensed in dental hygiene to provide education, assessment, research, administrative, diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services that support overall health through the promotion of optimal oral health. The Dental Hygienist will support the Division of Comprehensive Oral Health (COH) clinics, to include Periodontology, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Operative, General Dentistry, and (primarily) the Dental Faculty Practice. Dental hygienists work in partnership with all members of the dental team. Dentists and dental hygienists practice together as colleagues, each offering professional expertise for the goal of providing optimum oral health care to the public. The distinct roles of the dental hygienist and dentist complement and augment the effectiveness of each professional and contribute to a collaborative environment.

The Dental Hygienist performs exams and preventive/maintenance care for patients. Performs scaling and root planning, periodontal maintenance and prophylactic procedures; instructs patients in oral home care, including hygiene methods for daily cleaning of the teeth. Assists the dentists when examining the patient and collaborates on optimal care to manage the patient’s disease. Other responsibilities include record keeping, charting, and schedule coordination associated with treating patients.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Licensed to practice as a Dental Hygienist in the State of North Carolina.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and regulations governing general dental hygiene, patient care protocols, medical guidelines, clinical procedures in general dental hygiene and patient care management.
Candidate must have ability to apply continual learning of new clinical treatments, techniques, and technologies in the field of dental hygiene and ability to perform general and specialized patient services consistent with the Dental Hygiene Practice Act.
Ability to make appropriate referrals and completes charting.
Ability to educate the patient in proper oral hygiene and alternative treatment methods.
Ability to discuss alternative treatments with other dental professional.
Ability to apply knowledge of educational theory and techniques in the field of dental health.
Ability to communicate both verbally and written in executing responsibilities and dealing with patients, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or Master’s in Dental Hygiene.
At least 3 years of experience in dental hygiene.
At least 2 years of experience in treating patients with periodontal disease.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Valid North Carolina Dental Hygiene licensure

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:

The Dental Hygienist is expected to stand and/or sit for an extended period of time with or without accommodation. Mental concentration for patient treatment and precise handling of dental instruments is essential.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Clinic – UNCH or ACC, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Laboratory, Patient care involved, Rotating shifts, Shift work

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:

No

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The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.


Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television. housing.unc.edu

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid. studentaid.unc.edu

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services. www.unc.edu/depts/career

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI. www.unc.edu/cci

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas. www.unc.edu/depts/abroad

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies. www.unc.edu/depts/honors

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them! www.unc.edu/depts/union/student/listintr.htm

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