Job Description

Extended Job Title
H95637 - Dental Hygienist

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691001 - Amarillo Clements 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

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Recommendation/Referral, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
  • Provides professional dental prophylactic services and education and control of dental disease.
  • Professionally cleans teeth including scaling, root planing and polishing. Performs dental caries preventive treatment.
  • Demonstrates oral hygiene instructions to patients using models to show proper methods of brushing teeth and gums, also use of flosser devices.
  • Practices infection control according to Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Read policy updates as provided and reviews entire manual at least yearly.
  • Exposes and develops dental x-rays using radio-graph protocol.
  • Maintains records of care and reports on patients and ensure that medical records entries that meet CQI standards.
  • Inventories instruments and supplies in designated logs and generates orders for supplies; ensure inventory log is maintained on a daily basis in accordance with policy
  • Complies with TDCJ and TTUHSC policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates oral hygiene instructions to patients using models to show proper methods of brushing teeth and gums, also use of flosser devices.
  • Triage daily dental sick call patients.
  • Maintains ACA accreditation criteria., Maintains OSHA and MSDS manuals.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationship with auxiliary staff.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
Monday - Friday 6am - 2:30p

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications


Ability to be easily understood and be able to communicate effectively.


Ability to solve minor issues and / or know when to get clarification


Ability to perform well in a busy environment.
General medical knowledge.

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Amarillo Clements Unit

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full 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

Occasional Duties
Other duties as assigned completed in a timely manner within guidelines.

The above list attempts to identify the "major" areas of responsibility and IS not all-inclusive


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, 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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