Dental Health Aide Therapist

Your passion is in what you do, the care you provide, and the dedication with which you serve. It is the same commitment with which our people live their lives, and in turn, share their culture.
With Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, you'll serve the over 50 rural communities in the Yukon Delta Region who come to us for care. You'll grow your skills and expertise in a clinically challenging environment, and experience a community environment within a community that will embrace you as one of their own.
Serving the people of Southwestern Alaska, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Hospital is a 50-bed general acute care medical facility. Fully accredited by JCAHO, services include adult med/surg, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency room, as well as outpatient family medicine clinics, pharmacy, lab, and imaging.
Position Summary:
Provide clinical dental services within an individually designed scope of practice, and within the priorities of the YKHC Dental Department, specifically the Sub Regional Clinics and surrounding villages. To assist in dental prevention and dental health education efforts. Work together with an interdisciplinary treatment team. May serve as a supervising Dental Health Aide Therapist to Primary Dental Health Aide(s). Provides clinical and/or administrative support in assistance to the Dental Health Aide Therapist Coordinator.
Position Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and other duties as assigned.
Have met federal CHAP requirements as a Dental Health Aide Therapist administered by ANTHC in conjunction with the University of Washington
CHAP Dental Health Aide Therapist Certification, BLS.
Work with potentially hazardous equipment and materials such as x-ray equipment, sterilizers, medicaments, sharp instruments and infectious waste.
Basis knowledge of general dentistry, including disease prevention, dental health education, and basic restorative, preventive and surgical procedures.
Supervise dental assistants at chairside, may supervise PDHA's and EFDHA's with whom he/she is working.
Benefits Include:
Generous PTO - beginning at 4.5 weeks
Ten paid holidays
Comprehensive healthcare coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Retirement plans
Employee Wellness Center
YKHC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.
Preference is given to Alaska Native/American Indian applicants who meet minimum requirements according to the provisions of P.L. 93-638.
Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health
For more information, please contact YKHC Recruitment at: ykhc_recruitment@ykhc.org or 1-800-478-8905

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