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Associate General Counsel

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Cottage Grove
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Company: Advantage Dental

Location: Cottage Grove

Posted on: September 11, 2020

Job Description:

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Welcome to Preventistry®! We are revolutionizing oral health foreveryone by redefining prevention and care.

A more effective health care system requires a revolution inoral health care and DentaQuest’s affiliated practices are leadingthe way. The affiliated practices are made up of Advantage Dentalfrom DentaQuest , Community Dental Care of Kentucky , CommunityDental Care of Texas , DentaQuest Oral Health Center , GentechDentist and Sarrell Dental and Eye Centers .

A revolution requires us to reach beyond the dental chair toreshape the oral health system. We address full-body health and itsrelationship with social and cultural determinates by expandingaccess to care, the affordability of care and implementing agreater focus on timely prevention of dental disease, rather thanintervention.

DentaQuest continues to create a strong partnership foroptimizing health system performance by adding an innovativeapproach to the delivery of oral health care to its extensiveexperience as a leading dental health benefits administrator. Thepeople of DentaQuest have a common purpose: we work together asone, with passion, perseverance and focus to achieve a nation whereno child suffers from the pain of tooth decay, where adults keepall their teeth for their entire lives, where every person hasaccess to quality dental care.

DentaQuest’s affiliated care delivery practices are made up ofover 200 providers, over 80 practices across six states, with morethan 700 employees providing care to over a quarter of a millionpatients annually. Dedicated to our mission: To improve the oralhealth of all. We harness our unique reach and insights to providepatients with better care, timely education,greater access,innovative solutions, and transformative system change. We callthis industry leading approach to dentistry - Preventistry®.

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general supervision of a Dentist in a practice setting.Dental Hygienist provides preventative and therapeutic oral care aswell as assesses the patient’s risk of dental disease. Utilizesestablished dental hygiene protocols and procedures. Follows andsupports the CARE model for patient experience.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supports the overall mission of DentaQuest Care Group.

Assesses dental conditions and risk, uses patient screeningprocedures, to include medical history review, dental charting, andPerio charting; takes patient vital signs as required.

Follow all state dental practice acts to deliver direct care topatients as assigned and using established dental hygienistprocedures; performs routine treatment procedures, such ascleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants, fluorides andvarnishes, and related procedures.

Perform periodontal maintenance and other periodontal proceduresas indicated.

Develops and implements individualized dental care plans forpatients; performs patient education and risk protocols, dischargeplanning, and patient/family teaching under the direction of adentist.

Provides chair-side assistance to dentist in the performance ofspecial tests, procedures, and complex treatments.

Makes impressions of patients’ teeth as needed.

Documents dental history of chief complaint; records and reportspertinent observations and patient reactions to dental team, asappropriate; documents lab procedures and ensures follow up onresult.

Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adversewhich may occur during treatment.

Performs patient triage and initiates patient care asappropriate for all patients.

Assists in preparation of patient care areas, and in the patientadmission, transfer, and discharge process, as required; preparesreports and assists as required with patient reception, telephonecalls, and other office duties.

Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Assumes responsibility for the upkeep of the dental operatoryand equipment; promptly notifying practice manager of any problemswhich may affect their ability to deliver safe and timely dentalcare.

Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of dental equipment inassigned operatories and for the assigned equipment. Regularly andthoroughly performs maintenance of assigned equipment consistentwith the upkeep of the other treatment rooms.

Ensures use of downtime to include cleaning and stockingoperatories as well as helping the rest of clinical team asneeded.

Attends and participates in team meetings and required trainingprograms.

Manages the schedule in collaboration with the PracticeManager.

All other duties as assigned.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and workethic.

Commitment to service excellence.

Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellentorganization and follow through.

Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and abilityto prioritize workload.

Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong senseof urgency.

Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.

Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations andcapable of supporting a team to achieve successful results.

Maintains confidentiality discretion.

Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others toachieve business objectives.

Willing to grow and be challenged.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED.

Current licensure as a Dental Hygienist in state ofpractice.

Current CPR certification.

Knowledge of practice management software a plus.

Ability to analyze medical records and prescribed protocol toformulate effective therapeutic treatment plans.

Knowledge of Federal, State, an institutional regulations andguidelines for the provision of dental outpatient services.

Ability to independently assess the nature and extent ofperiodontal health, perform caries risk assessments, and help inidentifying conditions and pathology in dental patients.

Ability to perform, a full range of established dental hygienistprotocol and procedures.

Knowledge of patient screening, charting, and medical historyprocedures and documentation.

Knowledge and understanding of dental procedures, terminology,and techniques.

Ability to set up and prepare dental equipment andinstrumentation in accordance with established regulations andguidelines.

Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers andpatients.

Knowledge of patient admission, triage, transfer and dischargeprocedures and documentation.

Adhering to the dental office infection control plan andpolicies to meet OSHA, CDC, ADA, HIPAA standards.

Ability to adhere to appropriate patient scheduleguidelines.

Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.

Pit and fissure sealant certificate preferred as required bystate.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to travel using personal car to cover other practices asneeded.

Occasional overnight including business meetings.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical repetitive movements and the degree of mobility, manualdexterity and hand-eye coordination normally associated with thepractice of oral hygiene.

Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such asextreme temperatures, unpleasant odors, and or loud noises.

Moderate physical activity; requires handling average-weightobjects up to 15-20 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than4 hours per day. Sitting for extended periods of time.

Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will requireOSHA training.

Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerousmaterials and situations that require following extensive safetyprecautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The specific statements shown in each section of thisdescription are not intended to be all-inclusive. They representtypical elements and criteria necessary to successfully performthis position.

** In accordance with DentaQuest’s Compliance Plan, employeemust conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws,regulations, professional standards and ethical standards andreport potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ’sCompliance Officer. **

DentaQuest’s Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitmentto make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mentallimitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities orspecial disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose anundue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see HumanResources for additional information regarding this Program.

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