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Surgical Dental Assistant Job in Columbia, TN (235368)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 235368 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:11/26/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Tue, Thur, Fri
Location: Columbia, TN 38401
-Be a team member providing excellent quality care for our patients in a professional manner. -Seat the patient from the waiting room to the treatment rooms and get them ready for the doctors to begin consultation/treatment. -Begin the chart notes in the electronic medical record that are required for each patient encounter. Also complete as much of these notes as possible prior to the doctor finishing and signing them. -Comply with cyber security policies and practices required by Hunter Oral & Implant Surgery. -Obtain vital signs on the patients and place them on the patient monitor. -Explain the procedure and expected postoperative course with the patients and their escorts. -Be knowledgeable about the procedures and the processes involved in the patient’s treatment. -Begin the informed consent process. -Review the patient’s medical history and allergies. -Verify the referral information is correct and is consistent with the patient’s expectations and desires. -Adhere to guidelines to remain compliant with OSHA/HIPPA regulations. -Take necessary radiographs or CT scans. -Clean, disinfect and sterilize all instruments, equipment, and surfaces per the office protocol also being consistent with CDC and OSHA regulations. -Be actively involved in the monitoring of all patients receiving treatment. This includes patients with local anesthesia, general anesthesia/ IV sedation as well as nitrous oxide analgesia. -Monitor patients in recovery after general anesthesia and discuss postoperative care with escorts prior to discharging the patient from the office. -Provide basic follow-up care for patients as needed, such as dry socket packing changes etc. -Answer and return patient calls regarding clinical questions or concerns. -Prepare instrument trays and required equipment needed for planned procedures. -Maintain active RDA license as well as required continuing education. -Comply with all requirements for employment with Hunter Oral & Implant Surgery as are listed on provided document prior to beginning employment. -Be a willing team member with a positive attitude that promotes a safe, enjoyable and efficient work environment.