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Dental Assistant Job in San Antonio, TX (226512)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 226512 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:09/13/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: San Antonio, TX 78221
 
Description
Description: We are currently seeking several Permanent, Full-Time Registered Dental Assistants to add to our team of xxx+ employees. CentroMed is recognized in San Antonio and the surrounding areas as a leading health care provider for quality customer service, clinical excellence, comprehensive care, and responsiveness to community needs. Schedules and locations vary. JOB SUMMARY: The Registered Dental Assistant will provide quality care and services to patients by assisting the dentist and other dental staff in a variety of chairside dental procedures, patient care, office, and laboratory duties. The RDA will affect the efficiency and productivity of patient flow through timely, accurate, and professional preparation of patients, including taking and processing x-rays. The RDA must be knowledgeable in all dentistry procedures, clinic infection control procedures, cleaning and sterilization of instruments, tray setup and materials. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: A. Prepare and maintain dental instruments, materials and equipment. B. Collect and record patient health histories (dental and medical) and record information for dentist’s reference prior to examination. C. Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment. D. Conduct work in compliance with office policies and procedures, safety and OSHA guidelines. E. Expose and process diagnostic quality radiographs. F. Assist dentist chair-side by organizing and preparing instruments for dentist’s use and assisting as needed during procedures. G. Advise patients in oral hygiene and dental care. H. Follow through with post-visit duties. I. Backup the other staff positions, provide relief and support to other staff functions and perform office duties as requested. J. Interact positively with a diverse, sometimes difficult, and demanding patient population. K. Provide services in a manner that is appropriate for the patient’s age, demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient’s physical, psycho social, educational, and safety needs. L. Demonstrate commitment to the mission of the organization in promoting dental health. M. Read, write and maintain patient records and related administrative documentation. N. Utilize the requisite tools, systems, technology and equipment in the collection of patient data, records management and collections. O. Demonstrate knowledge of dentistry procedures, clinic infection control procedures, cleaning and sterilization of instruments, tray setup and materials. P. Perform other related duties as assigned. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS Performance will be evaluated by the Director of Community Clinics for Dental Services using the Performance Evaluation CDB Form xxxxc (Rev 2/94) wherein a satisfactory overall rating is considered as a minimum acceptable level of performance. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Requires High School Degree or GED and completion certificate from an accredited Dental Assisting Program. Experience: Two or more year’s dental assisting experience in a dental clinical setting. License: Current Texas issued Registered Dental Assistant license and current CPR. Other: Bilingual(spanish and english) required. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such a typing or picking up small objects. Speech: Frequently conveying detailed or important instructions or ideas, accurately, clearly, or quickly. Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversation and receive ordinary information. Repetitive Motions: Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands and fingers. Visual: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare to inspect documents, or other materials. Physical: Standing/walking most of the time. May have to life folders, files, papers, audio/video equipment, and other such items weighing up to approximately 25 pounds. Flexibility: Must be able to meet the attendance requirements of the position. Must be able to travel independently to other locations as needed. CentroMed is an equal opportunity employer