Job Description

Extended Job Title
Dental Hygienist

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Work Location

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Brownfield Rudd 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.

Major/Essential Functions
  • Professionally clean teeth.
  • Administer fluoride.
  • Instruct on proper personal oral hygiene.
  • Take digital radiographs.
  • Comply with TDCJ and TTUHSC policy and procedures including all necessary paperwork.
  • Disinfect work environment.
  • Take inventory of instruments with proper documentation as it occurred.
  • Proper record keeping and maintenance.
  • Answer sick calls
  • Compile and submit reports
  • Ensure dental supplies are on hand and ordered in a timely manner.
  • Serve as dental assistant.

Occasional Duties
May take digital radiographs. Clean, package and sterilize dental instruments. Instruct on proper personal oral hygiene. Answer sick calls and screen patients. Serve as dental assistant, as needed.

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.

Preferred Qualifications
Current CPR
Basic computer skills

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.

Optional Attachments
Professional License/Certification
Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Job Type
Part Time

Pay Basis

Minimum Hire Rate
18.83 (Negotiable)

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.

Travel Required


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