Oral Health Educator

State of Utah

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Job Description
The Utah Department of Health and Human Services has an opening to fill their Oral Health Educator position .

his position will be providing oral health education for health care programs, providers, medical institutions, dental providers, other health care professionals and the public throughout the state. So, what does that mean? You will work under limited supervision from the state Dental Director as part of the Primary Care and Rural Health team to develop, identify and distribute educational and promotional materials that emphasize early and preventive oral health care strategies, including early and regular dental visits. You will educate and support clients and DHHS staff concerning early preventive strategies to reduce oral diseases and ensure compliance with federal and state rules, regulations and mandates. This position will represent the Oral Health Program to other agencies and health organizations, and may present information at conferences. You would play an important role in planning, designing, developing, and monitoring oral health programs on behalf of the State of Utah.

As a condition of employment, this position requires compliance with the Utah Department of Health and Human Services Employee Immunization policy. Applicants may request a copy of the policy if called for an interview.
Our ideal candidate will have:
A Registered Dental Hygienist license in good standing (and maintain it while employed);
Experience training health care facility staff
Experience managing and monitoring grants;
Experience building and sustaining partnerships;
Experience living and working in rural area(s);

Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating oral health programs;

Computer experience with Word and Excel;

Ability to educate facility staff; and
Ability to speak publicly – will be presenting to agencies and organizations occasionally.
The following experience or skills may be of benefit to you, but the absence of them will not, necessarily, exclude you from consideration. The hiring manager may identify additional related skills and requirements as preferences in making hiring and promotion decisions.
Experience with public health programs, including oral health.
Ability to coordinate and communicate effectively ( written and verbally) with DHHS colleagues, hospital/ ED leadership and community partners.
Experience managing budgets
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
This is your chance to affect a real change in Utah’s future. This is an opportunity for a new career which rewards your knowledge, professional abilities, caring nature, and efforts. This position offers a rich benefits package with 11 paid holidays per year. Annual leave accrued at 4 hours per pay period and increasing over time and sick leave accrued at 4 hours of leave per pay period. Other benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Other employee incentives and bonuses are also available. Please click HERE for a page where you can review these and other benefits.

To learn more about the Health Facility Licensing, Certification and Resident Assessment program, please click HERE .
If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a background check and review. This check will include fingerprinting at various UDOH locations for your convenience. There will be no cost to you and fingerprinting will be completed on the first day of employment or shortly thereafter. You may review the policy by clicking HERE. (Download PDF reader)

Example of Duties

Provide staff training and facilitate discussions with local Office of Home Visiting staff at a specific site that serves a geographical region of the state.
Follow up after the training and provide any support requested by local sites such as connecting to local dental resources, and educational materials.
Track Technical Assistance provided to sites and maintaining documentation for grant reporting.
Create and disseminate educational materials and resources that reflect evidence-based research and follow DHHS writing and style guidelines.

Supplemental Information

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
Be aware that salary ranges specified reflect a minimum starting and top of range dollar amount. Actual rate per hour will be determined by evaluation of qualifications and skills of the individual and the availability of monies through budget and grants or by following DHRM rule.
Regular statewide and overnight travel will be required. Out of state, and weekend travel will be required on an infrequent basis.
As a condition of employment, this position requires compliance with the Utah Department of Health Employee Immunization policy. Applicants may request a copy of the policy if called for an interview.

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