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Dental Hygienist (Part-Time)(Job Id 14349)

 Job ID: 14349
Agency: Department of Health - Correctional Health  
Location: South Dakota Women's Prison
Salary: Depends on experience
Pay Grade: GI 
Closing Date: 8/15/2020Join the field of Correctional Health Dental Services! This part-time Dental Hygienist position works approximately 16 hours per week in the Dental Office at the South Dakota Women's Prison with other dental professionals providing comprehensive dental services to adult female inmates. Dental Hygienists work alongside the dentist and assistants performing a variety of dental services. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, provide education to help people make good health decisions; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare.
Hours worked in this position is negotiable.
Please visit our website at for further information about the Department of Health - Correctional Health.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
Licenses and Certifications: 
The position requires licensure or eligibility for licensure in South Dakota and graduation from an accredited or board approved Dental Hygienist Program.
Questionnaire: Applicants will be required to answer a series of job-related questions when submitting an application for this job.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Knowledge of:
  • basic principles of infection control;
  • identification and usage of the more common dental instruments;
  • usage and maintenance of common dental equipment;
  • preparation and usage of common dental materials;
  • dental self-care and patient instruction techniques.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.  
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources  
500 East Capitol  
Pierre, SD 57501-5070  
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344  
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"