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  • Posted: Oct 9, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Bliss Medical Centre is a leading provider of medical services in East Africa, providing accessible, affordable and quality healthcare services. We are the fastest growing chain of modern outpatient medical services with over 80+ Medical Centres. Our driving force is the desire to see people living healthy for maximum productivity; we bel...
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    Community Oral Health Officer

    Job Description

    Reports To: Centre Manager (administratively) and Medical Superintendent (functionally)

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Examining patients’ teeth and mouth.
    • Assessing dental condition and needs of patients using patient screening and monitoring procedures.
    • Analyzing x-rays and evaluate dental needs as necessary including medical history review and dental charting.
    • Taking, developing  and mounting radiographs as well as trace radiographs required for corrective treatment
    • Undertaking general treatment and care for teeth and tissue problems using specified equipment and tools and    established dental hygienist procedures.
    • Cleaning teeth using brushes, and polishers to remove plaque and stains ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained
    • Filling-in cavities, rebuild broken teeth, replace missing teeth, and remove unnecessary or severely damaged teeth.
    • Treat and help to prevent gum disease.
    • Providing instructions on dental care and write prescriptions for patients
    • Making impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts
    • Documenting patient complete dental history and/or chief complaints and/or observations
    • Documenting lab procedures and ensure follow up on results.
    • Supervising staff and clinic processes
    • Recommending and ensuring cost effective buying of equipment and supplies and maintain proper bookkeeping of the same.
    • Keeping up-to-date with new developments within the profession maintaining patient dental records.
    • Ensuring that established procedures are adhered to in order to maintain quality assurance in delivery of oral health services.
    • Ensuring all procedures are correctly billed to capture revenue.
    • Monitor adherence to the standardized hazardous and other waste disposal techniques.
    • Actively participate in projects of quality healthcare such as CME’s, health talks, rational prescription audits, mortality audits, medical camps.
    • Maintaining 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.
    • Maintain Informed consent records.

    Education, Experience & Skills 

    • Diploma in Community Oral Health
    • 2 years’ experience in a similar role in a busy Hospital.
    • BLS Certification
    • Excellent communication skills  - English and Kiswahili
    • Wide knowledge of the health industry.
    • Good Management Skills

    Method of Application

    Please submit your updated CV with a cover letter via email to recruitment@blisshealthcare.co.ke Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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