Community Oral Health Officer at Kilimani Children’s Clinic

The Kilimani Children’s Clinic opened its doors to the public in November 2018.. Since then we have experienced a steady growth thanks to our dedicated team of consultant paediatricians, nurses and other health professionals

Reports to:    Clinical Lead
Responsible for:    Dental Assistant
Collaborates with:    Clinical Team and other staff

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examine patients’ teeth and mouth.
  • Assess dental condition and needs of patients using patient screening and monitoring procedures.
  • Analyze x-rays and evaluate dental needs as necessary including medical history review and dental charting.
  • Take, develop and mount radiographs as well as trace radiographs required for corrective treatment
  • Undertake general treatment and care for teeth and tissue problems using specified equipment and tools and established dental hygienist procedures.
  • Clean teeth using brushes, and polishers to remove plaque and stains ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained
  • Fill in cavities, rebuild broken teeth, replace missing teeth, and remove unnecessary or severely damaged teeth.
  • Treat and help to prevent gum disease.
  • Provide instruction on dental care and write prescriptions for patients
  • Document patient dental history and/or chief complaints and/or observations
  • Supervise staff and clinic processes
  • Book patients for dentists’ review

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma in Community Health
  • Experience: Minimum of 8 (eight) years’ experience in a busy hospital.
  • Registered as a Community Oral Health Officer with the regulatory body.
  • Valid Practicing License.
  • Analytical and inquisitive, with excellent attention to detail
  • Able and willing to work outside normal hours when necessary

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