Koenigsknecht Dentistry Seeking a Part-Time Dental Hygienist

Koenigsknecht Dentistry has a position available for a part-time Registered Dental Hygienist to join our team for two days per week. There is flexibility with the schedule in terms of which days of the week the hygienist would be scheduled. There is also opportunity for filling in the other days of the week.

Qualified RDH Candidates please send a cover letter and resume to erin at koenigsknechtdentistry.com.

Dental Hygienist Job Description & Responsibilities:

Pay: Negotiable and commensurate with experience

Our growing dental practice seeks a dental hygienist to join our team of professionals. A qualified individual will possess excellent communication and listening skills as well as a friendly, confident and calm demeanor. The hygienist will also work most effectively in a highly detailed, focused environment.

Dental Hygienist Daily Job Duties:

  • Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • Taking digital dental radiographs
  • Removing calculus and plaque from all surfaces of the teeth, applying preventive materials to the teeth (fluorides) and teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health

(e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)

  • Counseling patients about treatment plans and the value of dental health
  • Performing clinical documentation and office management activities
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols and waste management regulations.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Licensure and Credentials:

  • Unrestricted license to practice dental hygiene in the State of Michigan
  • Current CPR certification

Skills and Abilities:

Ability to use loupes and a light and practice manual dexterity skills

Ability to manage time and tasks

Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability

Ability to practice honest and ethical behavior and accountability

Ability to self-evaluate

Typical Physical Demands: Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination normally associated with the practice of modern oral hygiene will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephone, computer terminals and copiers is required. Lifting and carrying boxes of supplies is routinely needed on a weekly basis. Exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Classification: Category I

Job Type: Part-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
Our office has taken precautions for COVID-19 very seriously to keep our staff and patients safe. We provide gowns, face shields, N95s and air purifiers among using other strategies. Please see our website for more details: www.koenigsknechtdentistry.com

Experience:

  • Dental Hygienist: 1 year (Preferred)

License:

  • State of Michigan RDH (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Hours per week:

  • 10-19

Clinical Setting:

  • General Dentistry

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused

Company’s website:

  • www.koenigsknechtdentstry.com

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/k13dentistry/

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Screening Questions and Appointment Confirmation

Please review the  questions below – we are required to ask you these questions before and during your appointment.

1. Have you had any of the following signs or symptoms in the last 14 days not attributable to an already known medical condition – fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, GI/stomach upset, chills, muscle aches, headaches, or loss of sense of taste or smell?

​2. Do you have heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or any other auto-immune disorders that are not being managed by a physician?

3. Have you traveled outside of the State of Michigan within the last 14 days?

4. In the last 14 days have you been in contact with anyone who has tested positive to COVID-19?

5. In the last 14 days have you been to a gathering of more than 25 people that did not follow social distancing and mask wearing guidelines?

​IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE SCREENING QUESTIONS YOU MUST CALL TO LET US KNOW AND CONFIRM YOUR APPOINTMENT 989-224-2319.

​If you answered No, please review your appointment information sent via text message and confirm your appointment by replying with the word “Confirm.” When you arrive for your appointment please remain in your car and call us at 989-224-2319. We may have you wait in your car.

​If you are unable to make your appointment, it is important that you call us at 989-224-2319 as soon as possible so we can make other arrangements.

​Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.

 


Changes for our Patients due to Covid-19

As we welcome you back to our office, we want to reassure you that your safety is our number one goal.

We are following advice and guidance from the CDC and our professional organizations to make changes to keep you, our other patients and our staff safe from infection.

Some changes include:
• Our staff will ask you screening questions during confirmation for your appointment and before we begin care. Patients with chronic illnesses or patients older than 60 carry an increased risk of a severe case if they acquire COVID-19. Patients over 60 or chronic illness should understand the risk of being out in public during the pandemic.
• Please use the hand sanitizer wipes that we have available at our entry before coming into the office and please use the wipe to open the door.
• We have removed hard-to-disinfect items in the waiting room and have reduced our seating to allow for appropriate social distancing.
• We will ask you to call us upon your arrival and we may ask you to wait in the car instead of the waiting room.
• We will ask that you come alone to your appointment. If necessary, one caregiver or family member may come in with a patient.
• We are required to take your temperature before your appointment.
• You will see that all of us, including our patient coordinators who normally greet you with a smile, will be wearing masks.
• It is required that everyone who enters the office to wear a face covering or mask.
• We will be employing different clinical techniques and tools to reduce the production and spread of aerosols during your dental care. For some of our patients these techniques will not be new.
• You will be asked to report any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 to our office within 14 days of your visit.