Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Dental Hygienist

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is currently seeking a Dental Hygienist for The Health Center at Faith Mission in Columbus, Ohio. Faith Mission is one of the largest homeless shelters in Columbus, Ohio, providing meals and shelter to men, women and Veterans with dignity and compassion.

The ideal candidate will share Our Mission: Creating a better world by serving people in need.


Dental Hygienist

Shift: Day

Status: Full Time

Department: The Health Center at Faith Mission


ABOUT Lutheran Social Services:

We put our Mission of Service into action. Every day LSS serves thousands of people in 27 Ohio counties by addressing the four core societal issues of food, shelter, safety, and healing. LSS offers Food Pantries, housing and supportive services through homeless shelters, domestic violence services, senior living and health care, affordable housing communities, and other services that uplift families and strengthen communities.


REQUIREMENTS for a Dental Hygienist with Lutheran Social Services:

  • Graduate of accredited Dental Hygiene education program with Dental Hygienist certificate.
  • Preferred Oral Health Access Supervision Certification through Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP).
  • Current and valid Ohio license as Dental Hygienist.
  • Experience providing dental hygiene services in a dental practice or internship setting.

As one of the largest non-for-profits in Central Ohio, we value our employees. Our excellence is based upon team members dedicated to a fulfilling career and committed to the service of others.


BENEFITS with Lutheran Social Services:

  • Health insurance with 4-plan options!
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer matched savings
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • Medical and Childcare Flexible Spending (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account
  • PTO and 9 Paid Holidays
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on individuals & the community

RESPONSIBILITIES for a Dental Hygienist with Lutheran Social Services:

  • Administers prophylactic treatment by the scaling and polishing of teeth.
  • Documents area of existing restorations and notable areas of possible decay and disease for dentist's review. When appropriate, may call in dentist for immediate consultation.
  • Takes x-rays to determine extent of any decay and disease.
  • Administers fluoride treatment as needed.
  • Provides education for patients to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent tooth decay.
  • Updates medical history of patient, highlighting significant information for dentist's review.
  • Instructs patients in oral hygiene technique, answering patient questions and providing other Educational information relevant to oral hygiene.
  • Practices universal precautions and other sterilization and infection control procedures, and maintains equipment.
  • Provides associated administrative support, including maintaining patient documentation, patient communication and other record-keeping.
  • Documents all services in the Electronic Health Record and/or other systems in a timely manner.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities, peer review, management meetings, and team meetings.
  • Collaborates with the Health Center Manager and administrative staff to ensure smooth operation of clinic and programs.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members and community partners and make referrals to specialty care providers as needed.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

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