NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Registered Dental Hygienist, Bureau of School Health in New York, New York

Job Description

The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint Program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non 'public schools in the New York City. Services to students include case management of chronic health problems, preventive health screening, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling, health education, referral for care and assurance of ongoing effective treatment. OSH has been the provider of public health services in the schools for 100 years. As part of the Mayor's Community School initiative, these services have expanded to include all grades in identified community schools in NYC. The Oral Health Program within the Office of School Health is seeking a Registered Dental Hygientist to assess dental providers and programs throughout New York City Public Schools.


  • Coordinate and conduct quality assurance site visits in schools and other appropriate community sites that are providing dental services.

  • Provide guidance on dental services taking place in NYC schools by third party vendors and improving access to care.

  • Evaluate quality of services being provided by dental providers in New York City public schools and provide high level reports on findings and recommendations.

  • Supervise, monitor, and coordinate assignments with quality assurance consultant(s), as well as organize and review their reports.

  • Review and make recommendations on clinical guidelines used by school-based dental programs.

  • Communicate directly with school-based dental providers on quality issues as well as help reduce barriers to providing care.

  • Assist in the creation of contracts with school-based dental providers in NYC that will allow expansion of dental services.

  • Identify and maintain knowledge on oral health policy as well as work with stakeholders in the dental hygiene community to help improve policy.

  • Contribute to the writing and development of a variety of written materials including educational and outreach materials

Minimum Qual Requirements

No job description available

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to work on a computer and with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with colleagues

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills

  • Ability to research and prepare draft documents.


License Requirement:

Candidates must possess a valid license to practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist, issued by the New York State Department of Education. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.

For Assignment Level II In addition to meeting the License Requirement for Assignment Level I, described above must have one year of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Additional Information


Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:

  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

  • Current Resume

  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 346134.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

Job ID: 346134

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Registered Dental Hygienist, Bureau of School Health

Civil Service Title: DENTAL HYGIENIST

Title Classification: Competitive

Job Category: Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 1 Court Square, Queens

Division/Work Unit: SH Medical

Title Code No: 5010202

Level: 02

Proposed Salary Range: $ 26.80 - $ 38.53 (Hourly)

POSTING DATE: 05/17/2018

POST UNTIL: 09/08/2018