Dental Hygienist
Job Type
Full-time, Full-time
Description

Sign-On Bonus: $3,000

Compensation: Salaried, Exempt, $91,998 to $110,406 per year + Competitive Benefits Package

Work Schedule: Full time, M-F, occasional Saturdays, 4/10 between 7:30a-6:30p


Who We Are


Unity Care NW is a private, non-profit, federally qualified health center that has been proudly and successfully serving the greater Whatcom County area since 1982. With clinics located in Bellingham & Ferndale, we offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral health and dental care, as well as pharmacy services to a diverse and often underserved patient population of all ages. Employing almost 300 caring and compassionate employees, our mission is to increase the years of healthy life in the people & communities we serve.


Safety is our priority through the Covid-19 pandemic. To learn more about what we’re doing to ensure the safety of patients and staff, please view the following website: https://unitycarenw.org/safe/.


What We Value

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation

We have an inclusive culture and strive to demonstrate our Values in Action in all that we do. We value each individual on our team and aim to onboard a diverse workforce of the very best talent, whose ambitions and values align with ours.


Job Summary


As a Dental Hygienist, you will provide optimum periodontal/hygiene services and oral health education to Unity Care NW patients. You would provide traditional hygiene services such as scaling and root-planning. You may also provide sealants, screenings & radiographs, restorative fills, etc. You would be responsible for the setup and cleanup of dental rooms and charting. As a DH with UCNW, you would be eligible to apply for state and national loan forgiveness programs.


What We Offer

  • Eligible to apply for loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) which, if awarded, provides tax free funds to pay towards eligible student loans for a 2-year commitment (view the details at http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/)
  • Eligible to apply for loan repayment through the Washington Student Achievement Council which, if awarded, provides funds to pay towards eligible student loans for a 2 or 3-year commitment (view the details at http://www.wsac.wa.gov/health-professionals/)
  • Reimbursement of state license fees
  • Malpractice coverage
  • Continuing Medical Education benefits ( Up to $1,000 and 40 hours CME leave per year)
  • A friendly and collaborative team work environment
  • Competitive compensation & benefits
  • Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off & 6 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) match after one year
  • Alternative transportation incentive
  • Annual Wellness Benefits
Requirements
  • An Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Two years' previous DH experience
  • A current Washington State Dental Hygienist License with no actions taken
  • A current BLS certification
  • Ability to place and finish restorative materials and sealants.
  • General knowledge of basic dental policies & procedures and oral health issues, especially regarding oral hygiene.
  • General office skills such as computers (Dentrix and Microsoft Office Outlook, Word & Excel), faxes, telephones, and copy machines.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work load.
  • Ability to maintain an effective and positive professional working relationship with staff and patients at all times.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a community or public health setting
  • Experience working with adults in underserved populations


Candidates with applicable experience or similar qualifications are encouraged to apply!

About Bellingham

Live in a community consistently rated one of the most desirable in the USA! Bellingham, a popular university & retirement community of over 91,000 nestled on Bellingham Bay at the foot of the Cascade Mountains. Just a short distance from Seattle, Vancouver BC, and the San Juan Islands, Whatcom County houses several charming small towns. Enjoy all the area has to offer:

  • Small Town or City Living (Unique Shops, Local Festivals, Farmers Markets, Berry Picking, & Community Events)
  • Cultural Activities (Theater, Music, Independent Films, Museums, Art Studios, & Diverse Local Restaurants)
  • Recreational & Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Snow Boarding, Fishing, Sailing, Kayaking, & Camping)
  • Excellent Schools (University, Community College, Technical School, & Outstanding K-12 Educational Systems)

If you would like to commit to a team such as this, and feel you could help us in our efforts, please apply. We would love to hear from you! To apply, visit our Careers Page:

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/01ab991b-8943-482a-9a66-9faa7b131dec/Unity-Care-NW .

For news on our organization & future job postings, please follow us on LinkedIn at https://bit.ly/363mfhv!


Unity Care NW has an Employee Health Program for the safety of our patients and staff. The program requires all employees to receive annual flu immunizations. In accordance with Washington State Proclamation 21-14, Unity Care NW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.