Community Oral Health Officer

Community Oral Health Officer

Requirements

Diploma in Community Oral Health from a recognized institution.
At least 2 years of experience in a busy dental clinic (Hospital experience will be an added advantage).
Be of mature, friendly, confident, and caring nature.
Possess appropriate personal characteristics such as effective Patient Care.
Ability to pay attention to detail and report accurately.
Proficient in Computer skills.
Must be diligent, honest, and responsible person with self-discipline.
Demonstrate good leadership skills with the ability to work under no supervision.
Good spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
Responsibilities

Lead and direct the implementation of Community Oral Health activities.
Ensure prudent management and use resources allocated for implementation of Community Oral Health activities.
Delivery of Dental Services
Examine patients’ teeth and mouth.
Assess dental condition and needs of patients using patient screening and monitoring procedures.
Analyze x-rays and evaluate dental needs as necessary including medical history review and dental charting.
Take, develop and mount radiographs as well as trace radiographs required for corrective treatment
Undertake general treatment and care for teeth and tissue problems using specified equipment and tools and established dental hygienist procedures.
Clean teeth using brushes, and polishers to remove plaque and stains ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained
Fill in cavities and remove unnecessary or severely damaged teeth.
Treat and help to prevent gum disease.
Provide instruction on dental care and write prescriptions for patients
Make impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts
Document patient dental history and/or chief complaints and/or observations
Document lab procedures and ensure follow-up on results.
Recommend and ensure cost-effective buying of equipment and supplies and maintain proper bookkeeping of the same.
Keep up-to-date with new developments within the profession maintaining patient dental records.
Awareness of Oral Health
Plan treatment and health promotion programs.
Health Quality Controls and Assurance
Ensure that established procedures are adhered to in order to maintain quality assurance in the delivery of oral health services.
Ensure adherence to regulations for dental clinics.
Documents/Records
Ensure all procedures are correctly billed to capture revenue.
Maintain stock control procedures for the dental services to ensure accountability
Prepare and submit reports on community oral health services and activities in a timely manner.

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: careers@radianthospitals.org using the position as the subject of the email

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