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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Dental Hygienist - Per Diem in Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

  • Perform all functions related to roles and responsibilities as a clinical dental hygienist in the management and periodontal therapies of medically complex patients, including but not limited to oral assessment (mucosal, dental, periodontal), dental prophylaxis, scaling and soft tissue curettage, topical and local anesthesia, radiographs, fluoride varnish and subgingival antimicrobials as directed by Oral Medicine Attending Providers and under rules and responsibilities governed by Washington State Licensure.

  • Provide patient/family education, motivation and support relative to oral hygiene, oral complications and their management and post treatment guidelines and recommendations.

  • Annual licensure renewal with appropriate continuing education requirements, compliance with all Washington State and SCCA rules, regulation and educational requirements including but not limited to Blood Borne Pathogens, General Education, HIPPA, Integrity and Compliance, JACHO.

  • Assess patient medical condition and current medical status.

  • Assemble all information required for patient intake.

  • Assess patient oral condition relative to the medial condition and status .

  • Perform limited head and neck assessment.

  • Perform oral assessment (mucosal, dental periodontal, oral hygiene).

  • Perform topical and local anesthesia, dental prophylaxis, dental scaling, soft tissue curettage, expose radiographs, apply fluoride varnish, topical and subgingival antimicrobials.

  • Provide oral hygiene instruction, oral complication and management information, post treatment guidelines and recommendations.

  • Perform other tasks/ responsibilities as required ( form completion, room turnover, phones and assistance as needed)

  • Washington State Dental Hygiene License

BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years (BLS PSV required by law for this position)

  • 5 years of clinical hygiene experience

  • Clinical excellence – strong, consistent hygiene skills, effective

  • Ability to provide meaningful education, information and motivation, concepts and skills

  • Possess integrity; Be reliable, flexible, timely and motivated; provide accurate information, efficient with time and motion; focused and attentive to detail

  • Excellent rapport and ability to connect with patients, family, staff and Faculty, empathetic

  • Supportive and engaged with the roles and mission of the SCCA, Oral Medicine Service

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

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Street: 825 Eastlake Ave E