Hygienist Job Description

Hygienist Job Description

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Hygienist provides care in compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and North End Waterfront Health’s rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental hygiene and the clinical provision of dental hygiene services as well as those relating to, but not limited to, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.

Hygienist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Insures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with QuadMed directive and clinic policy state and federal regulations
Responsible for personal compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental hygiene and the clinical provision of dental hygiene services those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality
Develop, implement, and monitor industrial hygiene programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health and safety regulations
Perform industrial hygiene inspections, surveillance, and formal audits to ensure compliance with program requirements and as mandated by local, state and federal
Compliance with CAL and Federal OSHA requirements to include worker exposure issues such as noise (auditory), inhalation (respiratory)
Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law QuadMed protocol and directive
Conduct surveys, evaluations, and auditing to identify and evaluate potential occupational health hazards (noise, chemical, and ergonomic) using knowledge of IH principles, concepts, and practices
Educate employees in general chemical hazards, hazardous materials handling, hearing conservation, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, ergonomics, and other basic principles of industrial hygiene
Establish and implement short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures
Keep abreast of pending regulatory developments through reference sources

Hygienist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Hygienist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, CIH, ABIH, OSHA, HAZWOPER, MUST, CSP, IOHA, ACLS

Education for Hygienist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the hygienist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Health, Education, Dental Hygiene, Toxicology, Engineering, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Associates

Skills for Hygienist

Desired skills for hygienist include:

Dental patient screening and medical history documentation
Overall dentistry and dental hygiene procedures
Sterilization and infection control equipment
Regulations
Dental terminology
Principles
EPA
Federal
Problem investigation
Regulatory and internal audit practices and procedures

Desired experience for hygienist includes:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standization exists
Proficient with computer software applications is expected
Additional certification/accreditation (CIH, CSP, ) in the safety field is desirable
Performs assessments of work exposures
Demonstrates Total Quality attributes through development and submittal of Total Quality improvement suggestions IDEA and PACE programs
Develops practical, implementable policy when new and emergent issues occur

Hygienist Examples

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Hygienist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a hygienist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for hygienist
  • Perform incident investigations, prepare necessary incident reports to include root cause analysis and corrective action recommendations
  • Provide policy and regulatory review and interpretation, technical advice, and other support such as Safe Work Observations to functional group leaders and operations staff
  • Take corrective action as determined necessary to ensure a healthy and safe working environment, and appropriate worker protection
  • Conduct technical research to assess and mitigate risk to chemical exposure, noise exposure, air quality issues, ergonomics, radiation and other potential exposure risk issues
  • Develop and complete workplace exposure assessment plans and industrial hygiene projects
  • Disseminate Tool Box Talks, Activity Hazard Analysis/Safety PreTask Planning (AHA/SPTP), Lock Out-Tag Out, Confined Space Entry and other safe work practices and tools as necessary to effect a proactive preventive accident and injury incident program
  • Handle training programs on industrial hygiene issues in accordance with the EHS management plan and include program specific training in support of the workforce and work conducted
  • Support emergency response programs where applicable, become part of the ERP Team, and participate in drills
  • Assist in metrics tracking and ensure appropriate information is communicated throughout the program
  • Administers, manages and oversees the University’s Bloodborne Pathogens Program to induce safety and achieve compliance in all areas of the UR
Qualifications for hygienist
  • Ultrasonic scalers - Daily for deposit removal
  • Handpieces - Daily for polishing teeth and fillings
  • Ability to prepare dental equipment and instruments
  • Industry variety
  • Must be capable of working in a harsh outdoor environment where temperatures can range from below freezing up to 130 degrees F
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a periodic basis
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of hygienist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for hygienist
  • Analyses employee incidents for lost time and other trends
  • Develop and implement IH Sampling Plan
  • Develop technical reports to document the evaluation of workplace hazards and mitigation strategies, including engineering controls, administrative controls, or personal protective equipment used to reduce or eliminate hazards
  • Work with other safety and health disciplines and management to ensure proper work planning and implement activities for hazard evaluation and control
  • Lead and direct non-certified/certified industrial hygienists that includes contractors
  • Identifies chemical exposure hazards the application of field-based hazard communications programs and technical aspects (e.g., toxicology) and application of exposure limits
  • Provide competent advice on occupational hygiene matters across a wide range of work activities
  • Ensure the focus on health risks is maintained by contributing to health-related campaigns and assisting in the preparation of promotional material
  • Deliver training on health risks and the means of controlling them
  • Work collaboratively with the Occupational Health Team
Qualifications for hygienist
  • Will spend approximately 25% of time in a controlled environment office setting
  • Prefer individual completed Pest control training
  • Review plans and specifications for plant operations and processes to ensure compliance with all regulatory and company requirements
  • Experienced with Industrial Hygiene practices and methodologies including Air Monitoring, Vertical Standards, and Chemical Processing tasks
  • Experienced in creating Industrial Hygiene baseline monitoring plans and profiles for all aspects of the manufacturing facility
  • Experience in writing Industrial Hygiene reports, and communicating these reports to leadership and shop team members
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Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a hygienist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for hygienist
  • Have a clear understanding of applying UK Law on health issues to industrial processes
  • Write and review technical reports and review new safety and health standards
  • Evaluate materials for health effects through literature searches and/or coordinate and conduct special studies on potential occupational health problems
  • Refer employees to Health Services for medical surveillance, when appropriate, based on potential or actual occupational exposure
  • Provide oversight to the health and safety technicians on IH sampling, discipline action plan duties, and program concerns related to industrial hygiene
  • Review sample results and make applicable recommendations to the program to control associated hazards
  • Review and evaluate health and safety standards
  • Assists the dentists in filling out charts accurately and processing patients forms and records
  • Manages workplace exposures in various manufacturing environments
  • Manages the radiation safety program
Qualifications for hygienist
  • Must be able to be on feet for several hours at a time and be ambulatory and mobile to walk the worksites
  • Provide consultation and advice to all levels of the organization
  • Create presentation materials to communicate safety and industrial hygiene related data for all levels of the organization
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret statistical data related to accidents and unplanned events
  • Engage and interact with 3rd party organizations and regulatory groups for industrial hygiene related topics
  • Conduct periodic safety inspections and audits
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Our company is looking to fill the role of hygienist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for hygienist
  • Manages a team of individuals to carry out designated work tasks
  • Attends training and stays current on knowledge and applications of industrial hygiene
  • Designs risk maps for the workplace, identifying all potential hazards or risks
  • Evaluates risk assessment reports to determine if corrective actions were followed
  • Addresses complaints or concerns relating to workplace hazards or risks from employees or clients
  • Provides injury and disease risk assessments to a variety of work environments
  • Develops action plans for health committees and programs in the workplace
  • Conducts regular inspections at workplace to determine risks, such as hazardous materials, safety opportunities and biohazards
  • Uses specialized equipment and monitoring instruments to measure various hazards, such as airborne contaminants or noise pollution
  • Provides training to employees to reduce or eliminate injury in the workplace
Qualifications for hygienist
  • Deep regulatory knowledge of OSHA, NIOSH, ACGIH and NFPA and other regulatory standards applicable to EHS compliance
  • Conduct periodic safety training on new machinery and equipment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Chemistry, or Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
  • COSHH Certified would be highly desirable
  • Local Anesthesia preferred
  • Must have a local anesthesia license
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of hygienist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for hygienist
  • Perform internal audits and assessments of industrial hygiene program elements
  • Develop and present courses in industrial hygiene related subject matter areas deliver presentations on IH related topics at LLNL senior management meetings
  • Provide advanced technical support and mentoring to the ES&H team of industrial hygiene professionals and health and safety technologist on sampling methods, interpretation of monitoring results, and procedures
  • Hearing Conservation Program (maintaining a roster of enrolled personnel, conducting noise dosimetry surveys, performing area noise surveys)
  • Chemical Exposure Assessment (responding to Indoor Air Quality complaints, reviewing chemical hygiene plans and laboratory safety plans, performing chemical exposure assessments, performing personal air sampling and area sampling to evaluate chemical exposures, reviewing nanomaterials safety and usage)
  • Ventilation Program (assisting with periodic fume hood and local exhaust surveys)
  • Food Sanitation Program (Inspect food service facilities on a quarterly basis, consult in food illness or poisoning investigations)
  • Biosafety Program (finalize biosafety operations manual, review proposed projects to evaluate hazard classifications of biological materials, attend and support biosafety committee meetings)
  • Ergonomics Program (provide preventive evaluations of contractor staff, provide ergonomic evaluations after Health Unit referrals)
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (assist with self-assessments on an annual basis for industrial hygiene programs)
Qualifications for hygienist
  • Current X-ray license required and Local Anesthesia certification preferred
  • Recent Hygienist grads welcome to apply
  • Industrial hygienist qualified to an internationally recognized standard with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the discipline of industrial hygiene
  • May serve as a Company representative to external HSE organizations
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and to present and communicate technical information to all levels of management both internal and external to the Laboratory, including regulatory agencies and key stakeholders
  • Local Anesthesia certification in the state of Florida preferred

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