Lane County Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist (B061) in Eugene, Oregon

Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist (B061)


$32.57 - $45.14 Hourly


Eugene, OR

Job Type



Health & Human Services

Job Number



2/4/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

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Duties include, but are not limited to: provide direct dental hygiene clinical treatment services; instruction and education in oral health maintenance and prevention at outreach sites and community events; assist in development and implementation of oral health preventive programs for children; participate in grant activities that promote oral health, prevention and access to dental services; may provide education to pregnant and post-partum women; utilize knee-to-knee technique with infants and toddlers; assess oral condition and apply fluoride varnish and sealants.

Location will vary depending on program need.

To perform dental hygiene work in a clinic setting or outlying community location.

Schedule:Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm

This is an AFSCME represented position

Lane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care. As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past. Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other. Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts.

In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.

The2018-2021 Strategic Planfocuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.

Examples of Duties - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following

Performs dental prophylaxis: Cleans calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.

Examines gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.

Applies fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.

Performs dental charting, exposes and develops x-ray film.

Develops and provides dental health education to clients.

May provide clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health of school children.

May feel lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer. Feels and visually examines gums for sores and signs of disease.

Makes impressions for study casts.

May place and remove rubber dams, matrices, and temporary restorations.

May place, carve, and finish amalgam restorations. May remove excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth.

May provide triage for emergent dental conditions; take blood pressure; administer topical and local anesthesia.

Performs related duties as assigned within license and/or permit parameters.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and procedures of dental anatomy, physiology and nutrition.

Methods and techniques of dental disease prevention.

Dental office practices, procedures and record keeping requirements.

Ability to:

Provide individual and group instruction to help patients understand how to prevent dental disease and maintain good dental health.

Use excellent oral communication to explain, persuade and reason with a wide variety of patients and their families having widely varying cognitive abilities, cultural backgrounds, and education levels.

Work independently or within a team.

Make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in completing assignments.

Use dental equipment and materials.

Experience and Training; Additional Information


Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program.


Experience is preferred.

An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid license to practice dental hygiene issued by the State of Oregon; CPR certification. Some positions may require the possession of a valid driver's license or acceptable alternative method of transportation. May require Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist (EPDH) permit.

Special Requirements:

  • State of Oregon Dental Hygienist license

  • Expanded Practice Permit

  • Sealant Certified preferred

  • Diploma

  • CV or Resume

  • CPR or BLS certification

  • NPI


As part of the screening process Lane County will verify licensure status.

This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable.


The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property.


Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.

Careers with Lane County Offer Extraordinary Benefits

At Lane County, we value our employees and we show it with our extraordinary benefits. We know that you chose public service for more than a paycheck, and our outstanding benefits are designed to help you Live Well, Live Lane - throughout your career. Read on to learn what great benefits await you in a career with Lane County.

Benefits to keep you & your family well -Physically

Health insurance coverage becomes effective the first of the month following your first 30 days as an eligible employee.

Medical/Rx/Vision- Lane County offers medical, prescription and vision exam coverage for you and your eligible dependents. The plan options and costs per month for 2018 are outlined below:

If you enroll in the HDHP the County will contribute to your HSA: $1,500 (individual) or $3,000 (family) annually. This amount is prorated based on date of hire.

Eligible employees who complete a Health History Risk Assessment (HHRA), Biometric Screening, and Comprehensive Health Review (CHR) at the Live Well Center receive a $20 per month credit.

Wellness Clinic- The Live Well Center is for Lane County benefits-eligible employees, spouses and dependents (ages 2 and up) who are enrolled in the Lane County health plan. Marathon Health manages the Live Well Center and their clinical team provides confidential, affordable care for your acute and preventive healthcare needs. The Live Well Center also provides health coaching, chronic disease counseling, comprehensive primary care services, and much more.

Dental- Lane County provides dental coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Lane County provides this counseling and concierge service to employees and members of their immediate households.

Fitness Center Membership- Lane County provides employees with a free membership to a local fitness center. Employees may add their families at a discounted rate.

Benefits to keep you & your family well -Financially

Retirement- Lane County pays for, and enrolls employees in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) and the Individual Account Program (IAP) following six full months of employment. (Current members are eligible upon hire.)

Disability- Lane County pays a portion of wages for eligible employees through Short-Term Disability, and provides Long-Term Disability coverage. Lane County complies with all State and Federal disability laws for employee, family, parental and pregnancy leaves regulations.

Time Management- Lane County provides employees with a generous bank of hours to be used for sick, vacation, family emergencies and personal days.

Holidays- Lane County provides nine paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance- Lane County pays for employee group term life insurance.

County-paid training & development to keep your career well

On-site Classes- Lane County offers a variety of on-site classes to develop employees' soft and technical skills.

Online Training- Lane County offers a variety of online classes through LEAP to help employees continually improve their skills.

Conferences & Seminars- Lane County pays for employees to attend professional conferences to encourage continuous learning and professional development.

Lane County offers these other valuable benefits

Deferred Compensation Retirement Savings- Employees may enroll in a deferred compensation program 457(b) to save for retirement.

Vision- Eligible employees may purchase supplemental vision insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance- Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves and their dependents/spouse.

Aflac- Optional employee-paid voluntary group coverage is available through Aflac.

Group Discounts- Group discounts may include homeowners and auto insurance, pet health insurance, credit union membership.

The above information describes typical benefits available for Regular Full-time Employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position, employment status (regular, temporary, or extra help) and/or bargaining group.Paid medical, dental and vision coverage for dependents is determined by labor agreement or APM, as applicable. Physicians should contact their supervisor for health plan options and rates. Please note thatTemporaryandExtra Helppositions are not typically eligible for benefits. This is only brief summary of benefits available to eligible Lane County employees. In all cases, plan documents govern.

For additional information about these extraordinary benefits contact the Benefit Resource Center at 1-866-468-7272, or Lane County HR at (541) 682-3124.


Do you possess or will you be able to obtain a current State of Oregon Dental Hygienist license at the time of appointment?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have an Expanded Practice Permit?

  • Yes

  • No


Describe your experience working in a community setting, mobile units, outreach or another unstructured setting. Include any experience you have had working in an integrated relationship with a health center.


Describe your experience in providing dental hygiene services to children, including outreach and education. Please include employer and dates of employment. This information will be reviewed separately from your application.


Describe your experience working with dental professionals & service agencies to coordinate services for community members. Provide an example of a situation in which you helped an uninsured or low income community member gain access to dental services.


Describe your work experience with clients who are different racial or cultural background than your own. What specific challenge or barriers did you encounter and how did you resolve them?

Required Question