Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Job Title: Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support
Work Type: Full time
Department: GHP Quality Management Division
Date Posted: 12/16/2021
Job ID: R-24089
Job SummaryPublic Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner provides
dental care through government sponsored programs including
Medicaid and CHIP. The program is focused to aid in serving the
oral healthcare needs for the underserved population, with emphasis
on children ranging from ages 0-21.
- Applies protective topical agents, sealants and fluoride and
related procedures within the scope of practice for a Public Health
Dental Hygiene Practitioner.
- Assesses dental condition and needs of member using patient
screening procedures including medical history and
- Contacts parents and guardians via telephonic outreach to
provide oral health educational and counseling.
- Develops dental health program and strategy in conjunction with
Quality Improvement, Medical Management staff and Dental Benefit
Vendor within the various areas identified as having gaps in
- Develop outreach strategy.
- Maintain records of all outreach and communications.
- Provide education material and effective outreach to identify
eligible members as well as work with private practice
pediatricians, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health
Clinics, or schools to promote oral health care and overall
- Refers members for follow up with a dentist for an annual
dental exam and assists member to obtain an appointment with a
- Work with local agencies such as WIC, head start, nurseries,
pre-schools, and child care programs and other agencies in the
target areas to identify parents and programs for offering
education, enrollment and treatment opportunities; provide
comprehensive age appropriate education programs related to all
aspects of good dental care; work with the community navigators to
identify schools and agencies to recruit for our education and
enrollment treatment programs.
- Schedules for and attend community-based events.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable
for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all
organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in
this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent
typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the
job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any
department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the
performance of the job related to that position.
EducationHigh School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
ExperienceMinimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)Certified Dental Assistant - Default
Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about
caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger
family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone
as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure
colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our
knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the
caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and
better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community,
and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our
patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare
benefits for full time and part time positions from day one,
including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as
important, from senior management on down, we encourage an
atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are
an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and
Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated
against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran
Keywords: Geisinger, Erie , Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner, Healthcare , Venango, Pennsylvania
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