We are looking for an experienced and dedicated Dental Hygienist to join our team at Jamestown Family Dental Clinic located in Sequim; the sunniest place in Western Washington! This is a benefited, part-time position featuring a four-day workweek at 8 hours per day! Our group practice consists of a general dentist and a pediatric dentist, and we are looking forward to welcoming another Dental Hygienist to our team! This position provides dental hygiene services, and takes a lead role in providing preventive dental care, oral health awareness, and dental education to our patients.
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has implemented COVID-19 safety measures to ensure the health and well-being of our employees, patients, Tribe, and vulnerable citizens of our community, which includes required masking regardless of vaccination status. All Medical and Dental Clinic staff are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination prior to starting their first day of employment.
Why work for Jamestown Family Dental Clinic?
Located out on Sequim Bay, our clinic serves our local community and Jamestown Tribal citizens, offering a wide-range of dental procedures including: preventative, restorative, endodontics, prosthodontics, implants, and oral surgery. Our patients consist of tribal and community members, as well as youth and adult patients, and we accept both state and private insurance.
Our employees are like extended family, and we believe in providing employee benefit programs and incentives that cultivate a positive and enriching work environment, and healthy lifestyle. We provide a base salary, health insurance benefits, 401(k), paid time off, license and professional membership reimbursements, malpractice coverage and a continuing education stipend.
All Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe employees enjoy 7 Cedars Resort and local discounts including food, retail items, gym memberships, cell phone plans, fuel, golf, as well as retirement benefits, employee assistant program access, and more! Benefited employees also receive employer paid medical/dental/vision coverage, paid time off, and wellness reimbursements.
If you would like to become a part of our team, apply today! Make sure to include current email and phone contacts for all provided professional and personal references in your application.
As a Dental Hygienist, you will:
Examine patient’s oral cavity including the mouth, throat, and pharynx, and records conditions of the teeth and surrounding tissues.
Refer patients to the dentist who have anomalies such as decay, defective fillings, oral abnormalities, or periodontal disease
Perform complete oral prophylaxis including the following: seats and drapes the patients; performs supragingival and subgingival scaling using cavitron and universal scaling instruments to remove calculus deposits, accretions, and stains; polishes teeth using rubber prophy cups, and prophy paste; and applies topical fluorides, other anticariogenic agents and occlusal sealants. Clean and polish removable dental appliances worn by patients. Administer topical and local anesthesia. when necessary.
Expose, develop, and mount dental radiographs including bite-wings, panoramic and periapical images. Interpret dental radiographs to determine areas of calculus deposits, decay, oral abnormalities, and periodontal bone loss involvement. Select and arrange X-rays as teaching devises for viewing by patients.
Maintain integrity of dental instruments to ensure sufficient working conditions.
Prevents cross contamination of dental biohazards by adhering to proper disinfecting and disposal techniques of dental equipment and materials set by the Dental Clinic Policies and Procedures.
Adhere to all JST and JFDC policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards for safety, and work practices as described in the JFHC Occupational Exposure Control Plan and HIPPA
Instruct patients, individually and in groups, in proper oral hygiene care using material such as teeth models, displays, toothbrushes, dental floss, disclosing tablets, mirrors, educational brochures and videos etc.
Teach the common causes of tooth decay periodontal disease, and oral health and the link between general diet and overall health. Special focus is given to baby bottle tooth decay, nutrition, and oral health for pediatric patients.
Contribute articles to the monthly tribal newsletter and provides community health education relating to dental care.
Act as a liaison with Jamestown S’Klallam youth programs and the Sequim School District.
Assist with the purchasing of educational promotions and incentives for children.
Oversee community dental education activities as such events as the tribal health fair(s).
Aid in compliance of instruction of hazardous material communications and infection control procedures.
Assist in developing and implementing Dental Clinic policies and procedures that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services.
Assist with training of dental assistants and orientation/training of on-call dental assistant staff.
Assist with Dental Program goal setting and planning.
What are the Required Qualifications for this position?
High School Diploma or equivalent
Washington State Dental Hygienist License
Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid certification for Healthcare providers
Annually completes 15 clock hours of continuing education (CE)
Thorough understanding of the operations of a professional clinic
Knowledge of dental and oral anatomy, oral physiology, oral histology, radiology and nutrition, the principles and techniques of preventive dentistry, and the instruments and materials to perform procedures including prophylactic treatment and make appropriate referrals to the dentist.
Skill and dexterity in performing prophylactic procedures such as scaling, curettage and root planning.
Skill in providing individual and group instruction to assist patients in understanding the cause and prevention of dental disease and to motivate patients toward the practice of good oral care.
Basic personal computer skills required as well as the ability to learn dental office scheduling and electronic tooth and periodontal charting software, word processing and other software programs.
Exceptional interpersonal skills including effective verbal and written communication
Ability to travel locally and regionally as assigned
Valid Washington State Driver’s License
Must be able to successfully pass criminal background investigation
What are the Preferred Qualifications for this position?
As the second largest employer in Clallam County, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe has been a collaborative partner in our community for over four decades, growing the areas of economic development, health care, natural resources, hospitality, cultural preservation and the arts.
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is one of 566 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes in the United States of America. The Tribe shares a common history, territory and political rights with its sister Tribes the Lower Elwha Klallam and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribes. The S’Klallam people have lived on the north shores of the Olympic Peninsula since time immemorial. In 1855, the S’Klallam people signed the Treaty of Point No Point, ceding their lands (which spanned from the Makah territory to the west to the Skokomish territory to the south to the Suquamish territory to the east) in exchange for services from the United States government, and a promise of continued access to their “usual and accustomed areas” for hunting, fishing and gathering. As settlers encroached on their lands, the Jamestown band (those living in east Clallam and Jefferson Counties) pooled their money and purchased 200 acres in Sequim in 1874 ...– the area now known as Jamestown – so that each family would have access to the sea and its richness of resources. They lived dual lives – working with the European settlers in the forest and on the sea, opening businesses, farming and participating in community, while trying to hold onto their cultural traditions.
The United States government acted ambivalently towards treaty Tribes for the next 100 years, at times providing services (including a water system and school at Jamestown) to the Jamestown people, and at times denying that they had any obligation towards Tribes. In the 1970s, President Nixon’s administration approved a process through which Tribes could prove their validity as sovereign nations with whom the U.S. government had signed treaties. The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe successfully navigated this arduous process, and on February 10, 1981, received official “federal recognition.” This process enabled the Jamestown Tribe to access the programs and services that had been promised in the 1855 Treaty.
For the past 30+ years, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has utilized its status as a federally acknowledged sovereign Nation to continue its work as a progressive, forward-thinking people, intent on pursuing its self-sufficiency goal through diversified economic development and education.