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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 239735 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:01/10/2019
Position:Dental Assistant
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Fri, Sat
Location: Nantucket, MA 02554
PT Surgical Coordinator Job Description Summary The Surgical Coordinator is primarily responsible for supervising and facilitating the treatment of patients in the practice. This activity includes the management of surgical equipment and instrumentation, overseeing infection control and OSHA compliance, providing training and support for the surgical assistants, assisting during surgical procedures when necessary, obtaining and processing radiographic and photographic images prescribed, providing feedback to staff to improve efficiency in the scheduling of surgical procedures, overseeing the preoperative and postoperative care of patients, preparing written or telephoned prescriptions as directed, scheduling recall appointments for postoperative care, overseeing the preparation an organization of surgeon’s guides, obtaining alginate impressions and poring stone dental molds, communicating with dental laboratory technicians for the fabrication of abutments and temporary restorations or oral appliances. This position is also responsible for ensuring efficiency of front and back office operations. These activities include communication with referring practices and patients, marketing, staff training, quality control, staff meetings, as well as presentation of fees for professional services. Essential Functions •Uses skills to assess, plan, implement, provide, supervise, and evaluate each patient’s care. •Orients, schedules, and coordinates staff. •Provides respectful and considerate care focused on patient’s individual needs. •Provides a safe environment for patients, families, and personnel. Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations: •Current Certification as a Dental Assistant (CDA) or as a Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Assistant (COMSA) by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) •Successfully obtain a DAANCE Certification of completion of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's Office Anesthesia Assistants Program of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons within the first 12 months of employment. •Current Radiology and BLS certifications. Competencies •Initiative •Results Driven •Interpersonal Skills •Stress Management/Composure •Time Management •Attentive to detail and situational awareness •Demonstrated ability to provide compassionate care to patients and effectively communicate instructions. •Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations. •Knowledge of Universal Precautions, Dental Radiology, aseptic techniques, chair-side assisting, basic CPR, head and neck anatomy & physiology, complications and emergencies during general anesthesia, Laser Safety topics, and surgical assistant duties for dental implant placement. **This is a part time position needed Fridays and Saturdays**