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Dental Hygienist

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Dental Hygienist
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 university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, 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 including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

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

Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.

Posting Summary

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

• Removes calcareous deposits, accretions and/or stains from exposed surfaces of teeth and polishes teeth.
• Acts as a clinical dental assistant and may provide support to clinic auxiliary staff.
• Charts all pathology as directed by the dentist.
• Provides dental education and presents dental treatment plans developed by the dentist to the patient, guardian, and/or caregiver.
• Sets up instruments and equipment and assists the dentist or post-graduate student with all procedures; prepares materials for use in treatment.
• Takes, processes and mounts x-rays.
• Breaks down the equipment and instruments; maintains and cleans dental equipment.
• Provides chair-side and waiting room nursing care; gives post-operative instructions and discharges patient.
• Establishes patient appointments in coordination with hospital or clinic schedule.
• Maintains essential patient records and files.
• Implements new standards and policies to improve the efficiency and services provided to the 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 35.00
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 Dental Hygiene Expanded Duty.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience as a Dental Hygienist.

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Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 18ST1072
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

All candidates will be required to upload professional licenses and certifications.

Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

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