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Connect passion with purpose. The Fulton County Board of Health provides a variety of services that help protect residents from health threats, increase access to health services to improve health outcomes, and provide information that assists Fulton County citizens in living healthier lives.  

The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidates for the position of Dental Hygienist 3 within the Fulton County Board of Health in the Medical and Preventive Services. 

This is a full-time, time-limited grant-funded position under the Workforce Grant that will last approximately 5 years.   

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under broad supervision, cleans teeth, and examines head, neck, and oral areas for signs of oral disease. May educate clients on oral hygiene, take and develop X-rays or apply fluoride or sealants. May serve as a lead worker.

 Ensure that the health history is updated for all returning patients by verbally reviewing the history with the patient, taking blood pressure and pulse, and performing an inspection of the patient's head and neck.

 Remove calculus and stains from teeth by scaling and root planing. Participate in perio maintenance therapy with screening, probing, and maintenance visits directed by a doctor. Sharpen, bag, and sterilize instruments. Identify and select appropriate instruments to remove hard and soft deposits.

Polish teeth and apply fluoride, varnish, and sealants. Select the appropriate polish technique and apply the appropriate fluoride. Etch teeth and apply sealants. Take and develop dental X-rays. Use a lead apron for patient protection; understand digital X-ray techniques; expose and process dental radiographs. Follow all infection control policies, Educate patients on Oral Hygiene instructions and participate in outreach activities



Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate's degree in dental hygiene from an accredited college or university AND current Georgia dental hygienist license AND Two years of related experience OR One year at the lower level Dental Hygienist 2 (HCT011) or position equivalent.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Performance Aptitudes:

  Data Utilization: Requires the ability to synthesize, hypothesize, and/or theorize concerning data involving modification of existing policies, strategies, and/or methods to meet unique or unusual conditions. Requires the ability to do so within the context of existing organizational theories and management principles.

  Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit; includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.   Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment and machinery, requiring the monitoring, adjustment, regulation, and/or setting of multiple conditions.

  Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory, and/or design data and information.

  Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform moderately complex algebraic and geometric operations; ability to utilize principles of basic probability and statistical inference.   Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; deal with concrete and abstract variables; and analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.

  Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in critical and/or unexpected situations involving moderate risk to the organization.

   Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email.  All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview.   Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for the next steps in the selection process.   Applicants who are not selected will not receive a notification.  This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.   

  *District 3-2 is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

  The State will not unlawfully consider an applicant’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, genetic information, political affiliation, protected uniformed service, or other legally protected categories when making selections.  

  The candidate chosen for employment will be subject to Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting, Reference Checks.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68552491
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Position Title: Dental Hygienist 3 (Medical and Preventative Services)
  • Sector: Public Health
  • Position Level: LPN
  • Salary: $37,970.00 - $50,335.00 (Yearly Salary)
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