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Dental Hygienist Expanded Duty

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Dental Hygienist Expanded Duty
Job Category Staff & Executive - Allied Health - Dental Hygiene
Department RSDM-Oral Biology

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is seeking a Dental Hygienist to perform traditional and expanded dental hygiene services on patients. Assists Staff Dentists, Attending Dentists and post-graduate students. Works with the Comprehensive Dental Care Coordinators in executing the clinical and administrative aspects of the dental care program for the Special Care Center and the Department of Oral Biology at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.

• Removes calcareous deposits, accretions and/or stains from exposed surfaces of teeth and polishes teeth.

• Sets up and breaks down instruments and equipment and assists the dentist or post-graduate student with all procedures. Prepares materials for use.

• Takes, processes and mounts x-rays. Charts all pathology as dictated by the dentist.

• Provides chair-side and waiting room nursing care. Gives post-operative instructions and discharges patients. Maintains essential patient records and files.

• Acts as a dental educator and presents the dental treatment plan developed by the dentist to the patient, guardian, and/or caregiver.

• Establishes appointments in coordination with hospital or clinic schedule and good dental practice.

• Assists in maintaining a clean, safe work environment.

• Implements new standards and policies to improve the efficiency and services provided to all patients.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 2750
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 32.120
Annual Mid Range Salary 32.620
Annual Maximum Salary 33.600
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience

• Graduate of an accredited school for Dental Hygiene.
• New Jersey License and Certification for expanded duties.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience as a Dental Hygienist.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3453
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application