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Dental Hygienist / Part-Time or Full-Time

Chestnut Health Systems

Chestnut Health Systems

Bloomington, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023

Dental Hygienist / Part-Time or Full-Time

Location US-IL-Bloomington
Job ID
# Positions
Regular Part-Time


Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a part-time or full-time Dental Hygienist to work at our Bloomington, IL location.

Chestnut Health Systems is a leading provider of behavioral and primary health care services. Over four decades, Chestnut has grown to over 700 committed, compassionate employees providing substance use, mental health and primary care treatment to patients in Central and Southern Illinois. We provide fully integrated care for all of our patients by combining behavioral health care services with our community-based primary care health centers. Chestnut also conducts research and training throughout the U.S.A.

**Please note to be considered for a position you must attach a resume, complete the application, and answer all screening questions.


  • Provide office-related business support services including, but not limited to: scheduling, greeting patients, checking patients in/out, taking phone messages or transferring calls, scanning and attaching in EMR insurance cards and other patient records, and collecting and documenting patient copayments.
  • Prepare for following day appointments by reviewing patient chart and identifying care gaps, obtaining outside records, and gathering all necessary paperwork.
  • Perform rooming of health center patients. This may include, but is not limited to: greeting patients, escorting patients to exam room, interview patients for the purpose of gathering health history, hospital history, dental history and current medications. Accurately and timely record information gathered in appropriate places in EMR.
  • Accurately take and document vital signs. Be familiar with Vitals Section of CFHC P&P Handbook associated normal and abnormal ranges. Know when to seek assistance from nurses or providers when vitals fall outside of acceptable ranges.
  • Provide high-quality, patient-centered, culturally sensitive services to patients.
  • Chart dental conditions based on dentist’s observations and evaluations.
  • Sterilize dental instruments in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and agency policies and procedures.
  • Educate patients and parents of patients on maintaining proper oral health and the importance of proper dental hygiene and care.
  • Clinical duties: take X-rays of patients’ teeth and develop them for dentist’s use. Oral prophylaxis including supra-gingival and sub-gingival removal of plaque and calculus. Placement of pit and fissure sealants. Application of fluoride varnish. Create molds of patients’ teeth in preparation for restorative procedures. Administer and monitor nitrous oxide sedation as necessary (certification required). Administer local anesthetic as necessary (certification required). Demonstrate mastery of these required dental techniques and procedures.
  • Provide chair-side assistance to the dentist during dental procedures when requested or as-needed.
  • Meet or exceed productivity and quality measures and documentation deadlines as outlined in the CFHC Dental Provider Expectations document.
  • Communicate with dental staff on team regarding patient treatment plans.
  • Actively participate in multi-disciplinary team staffing and consultation activities including team huddles, meetings and/or calls; as well as program development activities to improve services to patients and educate staff on relevant topics.
  • Staff cases with Dentist and/or Dental Director and/or Dental Manager when appropriate.
  • Complete all Relias trainings by deadlines assigned. Complete required education hours to maintain license.
  • Perform services diligently and faithfully, in accordance with the Corporate Bylaws and policies of Chestnut or affiliated corporate entities, with the same quality and practice of medicine performed in the community in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and applicable codes of conduct and the Joint Commission.
  • Assist Chestnut in complying with all applicable standards as required by HRSA, the Joint Commission and other applicable accrediting organizations, licensing bodies and payers.
  • Complete financial, credentialing/privileging documentation within the expected timeframes as outlined in the CFHC Provider Expectations Guide and/or policy.
  • Promote Chestnut’s culture of customer service excellence through the adherence to Chestnut’s behavioral standards for customer service.
  • Maintain and protect confidentiality and security of all organizational information gained in the course of performing job responsibilities including, but not limited to, financial and consumer information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Position requires an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene including local anesthesia certification.
  • Must have a current unrestricted Registered Dental Hygienist license in the state of Illinois.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge working with an electronic dental records system and digital x-rays required.
  • Experience working as a clinical Dental Hygienist preferred.
  • Experience in general dentistry working with patients across the ages preferred.
  • Must be willing to work in an integrated primary care and behavioral health care environment; willing to adhere to stated program and documentation protocols; and willingness to work with underprivileged population.
  • Must be dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of care to patients, excellent communication skills, and friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Satisfactory completion of Chestnut’s background checking process.

This full-time position includes an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, generous paid time off benefits, and more.

This part-time position includes eligibility for our retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, and employee assistance program.

***For additional information and inquiries text "Chestnut" to 97211

Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience.

EOE – Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled


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