Dental Hygienist – Central Florida Health Care, Inc. – Lakeland, FL

Dental Hygienist (Bi-Lingual Preferred / Spanish)

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible


This is a working level job working under general direction applying discretion and latitude in performance of various tasks associated with dental hygiene in a clinical or public health setting. Incumbents may supervise and evaluate performance of professional, paraprofessional and/or support personnel as assigned. Incumbents must be licensed as a Dental Hygienist in the state of Florida to perform this job.


  • Education: Graduate of an accredited school of dentistry
  • Licensed as a Dental Hygienist in Florida
  • Insurability (malpractice)
  • Principles, theories, and practices of dentistry
  • Principles, theories, and practices of radiology
  • Principles, theories, and practices of dental hygiene

RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be familiar with CFHC’s program philosophies, goals, and objectives
  • Be cognizant of and comply with all CFHC’s policies and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations
  • Complete all required paperwork on time (Timesheets, encounter tickets, evaluations, progress notes, etc.)
  • Understand the requirements of CFHC’s Exposure Control Plan
  • Assure compliance with this plan by support staff assigned to assist you
  • Personally utilize universal precautions when practicing in the clinical setting
  • Participate in staff outreach and off-site health care programs requiring Dentistry services as requested by the Dental Director. Represent CFHC in the community
  • Complete all duties, responsibilities, and competencies in a manner that is appropriate to the age groups to whom care / services are being provided
  • Provide necessary information and signatures for participation in reimbursement arrangements, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and other plans
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of coding and billing requirements
  • Provide accurate coding information on encounter tickets that corresponds to care given and documented in progress notes
  • Rotate to other CFHC centers as needed to provide coverage
  • Report as needed to the Dental Director any pertinent information or situations that impact on patient care or CFHC liability
  • Attend and participate in mandatory CFHC meetings (Center Specific quarterly meetings, Corporate meetings, and other meetings as designated by the Dental Director)
  • Report dental issues at the Dental Meetings
  • Review and update dental provider protocols and participate in Quality Assurance programs to minimize risk, in collaboration with the Chief Clinical Officer
  • Participate in Peer Review activities as requested by CCO
  • Make recommendations to the Dental Director regarding the purchase of dental supplies, instruments, and equipment, and repair and/or maintenance of these
  • Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with other members of the dental team
  • Be supportive of coworkers
  • Apply dental techniques
  • Teach personal hygiene and daily living skills
  • Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
  • Maintain neat and professional appearance at all times
  • Perform all surgical procedures using sterile techniques and CDC guidelines
  • Carry out any other activities deemed appropriate by the Dental Director


  • Requires 80% or more time spent standing/walking
  • Independently mobile
  • Ability to lift weight equivalents to that would be required when occasionally assisting and positioning patients, repositioning equipment and lifting supplies
  • Ability to adapt and function in varying environments of workload, patient acuity, worksites and work shifts
  • Environmentally exposed to a variety of contagious diseases and other patient related conditions

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.

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