Job Description

Extended Job Title
Dental Hygienist- Part time

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691004 - Lamesa Smith Unit

Position Description
This position is responsible for performing dental prophylactic services and providing education for the prevention and control of dental disease. Work is performed under supervision of dentist. Work is performed in usual clinic conditions; requires a high degree of contact with patients.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
  • Professionally cleans teeth including scaling and polishing.  
  • Practices infection control according to Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Demonstrates oral hygiene instructions to patients using models to show proper methods of brushing teeth and gums, also use of flosser devices
  • Maintains records and reports on patients
  • Exposes and develops dental x-rays
  • Performs dental cavity preventative treatment
  • Complies with TDCJ and TTUHSC Policies and Procedures
  • Notifies staff to order supplies or orders supplies themselves, it needed
  • Performs related duties as needed; performs duties to aid and assist dental assistant and clerk in their absence
  • Maintains ACA accreditation criteria
  • Maintains x-ray audit report manual
  • Maintains OSHA MSDS manuals
  • Security key log count
  • Triage daily dental sick calls
  • Performs daily dental chain intake 
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationship with staff
  • Remains alert and participates with team to maintain security
Work is performed under general supervision with intellectual freedom, autonomy to nurture innovative ideals, bold explorations and a pioneering spirit.  This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
  • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
  • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands and a positive attitude
  • INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when on one is looking
  • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations and a pioneering spirit
  • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected.

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
Discussed during the interview process

Work Location

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Lamesa Smith Unit

Job Type
Part Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Skilled Technicians

Occasional Duties
Performs other duties as assigned by the dental director


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
+Education:+ A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent. Completion of an approved dental hygiene training program. +License/Certification:+ Licensed to practice dental hygiene by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. +Experience:+ One year of experience in dental hygiene.

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