Good Neighbor Community Health Center (Columbus) and GN Fremont are primary health care clinics that offer a wide variety of services, including family and general practice medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN care, dentistry and behavioral health. We are located together to better serve our patients, offering them a "one-stop shop" for their healthcare needs. Good Neighbor Community Health Center and Good Neighbor Fremont are both federally qualified community health centers (FQHC). FQHC is a federal designation given by the Bureau of Primary Health Care at the federal Department of Health and Human Services. FQHCs are located in, or serve, a federally designated medically underserved area/population. In 2020, Good Neighbor Community Health Centers cared for 10,978 patients from more than 45 zip codes.
Good Neighbor Community Health Center and Good Neighbor Fremont employ a variety of clinicians, nurses and other staff to provide high-quality, patient-centered care to under-served individuals and families in our cross-cultural, primary care settings. Bilingual language skills (English/Spanish) are a plus.
In addition to a competitive salary, employees who work a minimum of 30 hours a week are eligible for benefits. Coverage begins on the first of the month after their hire date.
Our current job openings are listed below. You can also find a summary of benefits, and access our easy Application for Employment.
Help make a difference in the life and health of your community! Come join our team!
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Perform oral prophylaxis and/ or root planning to dentition via supra and sub gingival scaling using hand and/ or ultrasonic instruments, coronal polishing (as needed), and head/neck/oral cancer screenings.
2. Assists in copying, filing, faxing, updating pre-authorizations and plans as well as other projects related to administrative support.
3. Applies sealants, SDF, fluoride varnish, or other chemotherapeutic agents in collaboration and as prescribed by dentist.
4. Expose radiographs in collaboration and as prescribed by the dentist.
5. Performs periodontal assessment, caries assessment, and all required/ appropriate document charting while collaborating with the dentist.
6. Monitor Nitrous Oxide.
7. Assist the dentist and/ or other team members when necessary or as time permits.
8. Clean and stock operatory and maintain equipment as needed.
9. Provide oral health (and systemic health correlation) education, explain treatment plans, and treatment options to patient.
10. Reviews patient health history and takes blood pressure and pulse vitals.
11. Practices universal precautions and other sterilization and infection control procedures.
12. Provide information to callers regarding patient care as directed by dentist.
13. Other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited school of Dental Hygiene. REQUIRED SKILLS:
· Current Nebraska Dental Hygienist license.
· Current local anesthetic certification.
· Basic Life Support certification.
· Ability to work well with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.
· Effective oral and written communication skills.
· Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.
· Bi-lingual or ability to work with an interpreter if the need arises.
· Proven experience as Dental Hygienist or similar role.
· Experience in preparing and maintaining dental equipment.