Community Oral Health Officer (CHO) - Garissa

Job Summary

To conduct accurate and timely testing of patient to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease in compliance and harmony with the standard operating procedures.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

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.

•         Minimum 2 years’ experience in a busy and reputable institution
•         Highly dependable and team player
•         Diploma in Community Oral Health
•         Valid practicing certificate.
•         Computer Literate
•         To be based in Garissa Clinic

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